Prof. Dr. Kwang S. KIM

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea

Theoretical/computational chemistry/physics, Experimental Nanosciences

Professor of chemistry, an Adjunct Professor in physics and the Director of  the Center for Superfunctional Materials of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, South Korea

At the NANOCON 2013 conference Kwang S. Kim will present a key-note lecture
at the Session A - Preparation and Properties of Nanostructures.

Education & Professional Experiences:
Prof. Dr. Kwang S. Kim (63) received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied chemistry from Seoul National University and another M.S. degree in physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent a few years as an IBM Postdoctoral Fellow and as a Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. He joined POSTECH in 1988. He is a Fellow of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, a member of International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and a Korea national honor scientist. He received a Korea Premium Science and Technology award.

Research interests:
His fields of research include investigations of quantum theory (ab initio theory, nonequilibrium Green function theory, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, quantum computing), molecular design (intermolecular interactions, clusters, molecular recognition, receptors), and experimental nanosciences (nanomaterials, molecular devices, spintronics, DNA sequencing).

Publication activity:
About 400 papers have been published in prestigious journals including Nature, Science, Nature Nanotech., Nature Commun., Chem. Rev., Chem. Rev. Soc., Acc. Chem. Res., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Phys. Rev. Lett., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., etc. (refer to: These papers have been well cited (SCI Citations ~ 20,000; H-index: ~ 67). Organic nanotubes and nanowires (Science 2001 and JACS 2001) were featured in Scienceand C&EN. Extraction of thinnest carbon nanotubes (PNAS 2005) was featured in Nature (Materials website). Supermagnetism in graphene nanoribbon (Nature Nanotech. 2008) was featured in NPG Asia materials. Large scale graphene ultrathin films (Nature 2009; Nature Nanotech. 2010) which they collaborated with his former student (Hong) were featured in New York Times and cited in the official “” press release for the 2010 Nobel prize in physics. Near field focusing and magnification beyond the diffraction limit of the self assembled nanolenses (Nature 2009) was featured in Laser Focus World, Nature Nanotech., NPG Asia Materials, Technology Review (MIT), etc. An ultrafast DNA sequencing method (Nature Nanotech. 2011) was featured in Nature Publ. Groupand scientificmagzines. Synthesis of a new type of calix compounds (Nature Commun., 2013) was featured.