What was a highlight or favourite moment from your time at SFU?
When I received the Excellent Trainee Award at the 2019 IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference; it was an acknowledgment of my doctoral research at SFU. This also encouraged me to continue my path as a researcher. Another highlight included my first time skiing on Cypress Mountain with my friends since I came to SFU as there is no snow in the place where I lived before. The feeling when I skied down the hill was so special that it encouraged me to challenge myself in my daily life and when I face difficulty in my research.
How has your experience at SFU prepared you for your career path?
Firstly, I have learned research-related skills under the supervisor of Dr. Woo Soo Kim, such as academic writing (manuscript, proposal, thesis), presentation, as well as the way to treat students equally and generously. He has given me a lot of help and guidance. These skills are the fundamental requirement for a researcher. Secondly, I have obtained fundamental knowledge in 3D printing and bio-inspired devices, which would be good support for my future research fields and form my future research topics.
What advice would you like to share to students in their first year?
My suggestion is to establish an interest in research, especially in the research field you will carry out. That is also the reason why I came to SFU for pursuing a PhD study instead of continuously working in the industry. That will make the work of research more interesting, instead of boring.
What are your current plans?
My dream is to make a contribution to the world by developing new or improved and accessible working devices. Therefore, my current plan is to explore deeper into my research fields and collaborate with well-known research groups in top universities and industrial companies around the globe. My final career plan is to be a faculty member and continue my academic research.