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Inki Kim (김인기, 金仁基), Assistant Professor

Inki Kim is an Assistant Professor in Department of Biophysics, Institute of Quantum Biophysics at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU).
He received his Ph.D degree (with Chang Kun Soo Memorial Award) in Mechanical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), and B.S. degree (with highest honor) in Mechanical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). Prior to joining SKKU, he was a Sejong Science Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at POSTECH. Currently his research interests are experimental nanoscale photonics including metamaterials, metasurfaces, plasmonics, nanofabrications, bionanophotonics, quantum biophysics, and quantum-integrated medical devices.

Office / Lab:  #86613 / #86602 N center ; Tel: +82-31-299-4794 ; E-mail: inki.kim@skku.edu

Education

  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Junsuk Rho), 2015.03 – 2021.02 
    Chang Kun Soo Memorial Award (Best Dissertation in Engineering)

  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Hoon Eui Jeong), 2011.03 – 2015.02
    Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian           

Professional Experience

  • Department of Biophysics, Institute of Quantum Biophysics, SKKU, Korea
    Assistant Professor, 2021.08 – present

     

  • Department of Intelligent Precision Healthcare Convergence, SKKU, Korea
    Adjunct Professor, 2021.12 – present

     

  • Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Visiting Professor, 2021.12 – 2022.02 (Host: Prof. Luke P. Lee)

     

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea
    Sejong Science Fellow, 2021.02 – 2021.08 (Advisor: Prof. Junsuk Rho)

     

  • Metamaterials Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan
    Visiting Researcher
    , 2019.08 (Host: Dr. Takuo Tanaka)

     

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Visiting Researcher, 2018.02 (Host: Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu)

     

  • Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Visiting Researcher
    , 2017.07 – 2017.09 (Host. Prof. Laura Na Liu)

Honors & Awards

  • KIDS Gold Award, The 21st International Meeting on Information Display (IMID), Korea, 2021

  • Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Student Grant, Optical Society of America (OSA), USA, 2021

  • Sejong Science Fellowship, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, 2021 - 2026

  • Chang Kun Soo Memorial Award (Best Dissertation in Engineering), POSTECH, Korea, 2021

  • MOE Minister's Commendation for the Excellence in BK21+, Ministry of Education, Korea, 2021

  • Best Presentation Award, 2020 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, USA, 2020

  • Best Paper Award (2nd place), Next Generation Lithography Conference, Korea, 2020

  • BK21+ Best Paper Award (1st place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2020

  • Best Paper Award, 2020 KSME Spring Meeting, Korea, 2020

  • SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), USA, 2020

  • Iksung Thesis Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019

  • BK21+ Best Paper Award (3rd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2019

  • Best Poster Award, The 4th A3 Metamaterial Forum, Japan, 2019

  • Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship, The 9th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Denmark, 2019

  • BK21+ Best Paper Award (2nd place), Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea, 2017

  • Global Competency Enhancement Scholarship, National Research Foundation, Korea, 2017

  • NRF-DAAD Fellowship, National Research Foundation, Korea, 2017

  • Global Ph.D. Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Korea, 2016 - 2021

  • Best Poster Award, Nano Korea 2016, Korea, 2016

  • Graduated with 1st Place in Mechanical Engineering, UNIST, Korea, 2015

  • Honors Challenging Research Award, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity, Korea, 2013 

  • National Science and Technology Scholarship, Korea Student Aid Foundation, Korea, 2013 - 2015

Teaching

  • Quantum Biophysics for Life Science, 2022 Spring

  • Nanophotonics and Its Biomedical Applications, 2022 Spring

  • Plasmonics and Metamaterials for Biomedical Applications, 2022 Fall

  • IQB Colloquium, 2022 Fall

Selected Publications (First & Corresponding authored)