Dr. Kim’s research aims to advance the fundamental science and technology of light-matter interactions for sensing, imaging, communication, and information technology across the optical spectrum from visible and near-infrared to Terahertz.
Before joining UA, Dr. Kim was a research associate and Consulting Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Kim also had industry experiences at Samsung and Agilent. Dr. Kim’s research group pursues research in the areas of metamaterial/metasurface, micro and nanofabrication, electromagnetic simulation, flat optics, Solar Sail, Polarimetry, THz biomedical imaging, and spectroscopy, quantum information and network, THz/mm-wave devices, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and neuro-photonics. The laboratory is also heavily involved in the research and development of LiDAR and sensor integration for underwater imaging, bathymetry, and remote sensing.
Our applications of photonics, metamaterials, and THz technologies are targeted for future diagnostics platforms, quantum sensing, quantum networks, 6G/7G and beyond, AI-aided bio-imaging, space exploration, underwater imaging, and understanding the brain. Our research has been funded by DoD, DoE, NASA, NOAA, NSF.
Dr. Kim has published over 166 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and holds 3 patents.