Areum is a graduate student in Applied Physics. She joined the Atwater Group in September 2016 as a Samsung Scholarship fellow. She received her MS/BS in Integrative Engineering from Chung-Ang University, Korea. Her previous research was on electroless plating of nanomaterials for solar cells and fuel cells. Her current research focuses on electrically tunable metasurfaces and 2D materials. Outside of the lab, she enjoys golf, tennis, and bouldering.