2002 - 2005 Postdoc Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University (with Prof. E. J. Corey)
2000 - 2002 Postdoc Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School (with Prof. Robert R. Rando)
1997 - 2001 Associate Research Scientist, SK Chemicals, Life Science Institute.
2015 - Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University
2009 - 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University
2005 - 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University
Major research interests are the development of asymmetric organic catalyst and its application to asymmetric reaction, total synthesis of biologically important molecules, chemical biology based on natural product and functional organic compounds. In details, my group develops various catalysts including chiral cation organocatalyst, DMAP based organocatalyst, chiral NHC catalyst and chiral combined Lewis acid catalyst. With these catalysts, my group studies new catalytic asymmetric reaction. For examples, asymmetric one-pot multicomponent reaction, asymmetric C-H, C-C functionalization, asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction and so on. With developed synthetic methodology, my group synthesizes useful bioactive natural products and its derivatives or functional organomaterials.