Kim, Ph.D., has been an associate professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Seoul campus, in Hongik University, since 2020.
He was a research professor and post-doc at the HRDPI of Bionano Fusion Technology, ERICA campus, in Hanyang University from 2007 to 2011. From March 2005 to Feb. 2007, he, a regular visiting professor, had taught and researched at the school of ICEE at the Catholic University of Korea in Buchen. Kim was a team leader in fabricating and packaging the 155 Mbps optical transmitter/receiver modules in Hanwha Corporation/Telecommunication Company for two years. From April 1990 to January 1993, Kim spent time doing chip testing software such as the fault simulator at the ASIC division of Samsung Electronics in Korea. As a visiting scientist, he participated in the simulator project with the department of ECE of Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University in the United States for ten months.
Kim received a bachelor's degree in Physics from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, a master's degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Hanyang University, Korea. Kim has modeled lithography processes for computer simulation and has compared those results to the experimental results. He has the honor of a Best Academic Poster Award at the SPIE Microlithography Symposium Conference (2006) in the USA, the Best Paper Prize at the 7th International Nanotech Symposium & Exhibition in Korea (NANO KOREA, 2009), and Samsung Electronics Co. Paper Award (2013) at the 19th Korean Conference Semiconductors in Korea (2012).
The exciting area is lithography process, simulation, lithography CAD, MEMS, and bioMEMS.