Tae is a PhD student in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. His current research is creating a platform for the automation of integrated circuit failure analysis with the state-of-the-art nanomanipulation technology. He also completed his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the same department. Before commencing the PhD program, Tae worked as a product development engineer at a local start-up company to develop a point-of-care detector system for pathogens. By merging his solid experience from academia and industry, Tae looks forward to engaging with students in class and developing his teaching career at the same time. In his spare time, Tae enjoys watching movies, playing baseball, and swimming.