Ph.D. in Oceanography (2011): Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences (2005): Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, South Korea
Bio and Interests
I am an oceanographer seeking to improve our understanding in the interaction between ocean circulation and marine biogeochemistry in both global and regional scales. As a research scientist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), I am examining mesoscale ocean eddies and their role in air-sea gas exchange and biogeochemistry with Professor John Marshall. Prior to MIT, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, after earning my Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego.
Most of my research uses varied types of numerical simulations; from the 40-variable Lorenz-96 model to state-of-art ocean circulation models such as MITgcm and ROMS, from forward time-stepping simulations to backward time-stepping adjoint sensitivity and data assimilation runs, and from physical ocean circulation model to that coupled with biogeochemical models.