PhD, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
MS, Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University
BS, Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering, Seoul National University
I completed my PhD at School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in December 2012 and am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology. My research aims to understand the flows and transformation of materials within and across large-scale socio-economic systems as well as their underlying drivers and environmental implications. In my dissertation research, I particularly focused on industrial and waste materials, addressing how they are evolved into resources and exploring governing reuse behaviors around them through an interdisciplinary approach encompassing industrial ecology, environmental innovation, and econometrics. My research interests also include complex systems science and systems modeling as well as urban metabolism.
Prior to Yale, I earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in environmental engineering from Civil, Urban, and Geosystems Engineering at Seoul National University. I also worked as a research associate in Korea Energy Economics Institute, assessing the impacts of renewable energy projects in Korea.