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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself. - Richard Feyman

Professional Experiments

2006 - :  Principal Researcher

              Division Director, Optical Astronomy Division (2018.02.-2019.07)

              Advanced Astronomy and Space Science Division (2012.06.-2015)

              Optical Astronomy Research Center, Optical Astronomy Division (2011.06.- 2012.05.)

              International Center for Astrophysics (2006.01.-2011.05.)

2014.07-2016.06: Visiting scholar, Princeton University

2008 - 2011.5 : Group Head, Astrophysics Group, International Center for Astrophysics, KASI

2007               : Associate Research Scientist, Space Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley

2006               : Specialist, Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

2001 - 2005     : Senior Researcher, Space Science Payload Group, KASI

2000               : Research Associate, Space Science Payload Group, KASI

1997               : Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Space Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley

1996 - 1999     : Senior Researcher, Satellite Technology Research Center , KAIST

Teaching

2004 -         :  Professor , Astronomy and Space Science Major, UST

2011 - 2014: Campus Representative Professor, University of Science and Technology (UST)

2004 - 2007: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics, KAIST

Instrument Projects

2020 -         : SPHEREx (Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe,

                                     Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer)

2019 -         : Low Surface Brightness (LSB) pathfinder

                    KASI-Deep Rolling Imaging Fast-optics Telescope

2007 -         : Multi-purpose Infra-Red Imaging System (MIRIS)

1998 - 2005: Far-ultraviolet IMaging Spectrograph (FIMS)

                    Science for the FUV emission lines and continuum background

                    Mission Design, Optical and Mechanical Design, Thermal and Mechanical Analysis

                    Data Reduction Pipeline and Analysis Software

Education

1992 - 1996: Ph.D. in Physics (Astrophysics), KAIST (Daejeon, Korea)

                    <Thesis> X-ray Spectral Study of Low-Mass X-ray Binaries

1990 - 1992: M.Sc. in Physics (Space Plasma Physics)

                    <Thesis> Ionization Effect on the Beam Plasma Interaction, KAIST

1986 - 1990: B.Sc. in Physics (Summa Cum Laude), Soongsil University (Seoul, Korea)

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