Yongjoo Baek
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Physics)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826
South Korea
Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

  • 8/2019–present: Assistant Professor at Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, SNU
  • 10/2017–8/2019: Research Associate at DAMTP, Univ. Cambridge
    Hosted by Michael E. Cates
  • 10/2014–9/2017: Post-Doctorate Fellow at Dept. of Physics, Technion
    Hosted by Yariv Kafri
  • 3–10/2014: Postdoc at Natural Science Research Institute, KAIST
    In collaboration with: Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Lab.


  • 2009–2014: Ph.D. in Physics, KAIST
    Advisor: Hawoong Jeong
    Thesis: Scaling analysis of nonequilibrium processes in random media
  • 2005–2009: B.S. in Physics, KAIST

Research Interest

  • Tracking the effects of microscopic irreversibility in active matter

  • Large deviations of nonequilibrium systems

  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena on complex networks