Kwang S. Kim


Born February 6, 1950, in Euisung, Kyungbuk, Korea.

Dept. of Chemistry
Ulsan National Insitute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
50 UNIST-gil, Ulsan 44919, South Korea
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Academic Achievement Award of Korean Chemical Society (2001), Korea Science Award (2004). Fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (2005).

Author of:

About 300 publications in chemistry, physics, bio-sciences and material sciences

Important Contributions:

Theoretical/computational development and innovative use of advanced quantum chemical methodologies to investigate functional molecular systems, nanomaterials, and nanodevices including:
  • Structure and dynamics of molecular clusters upon excitation, ionization, electron-capture, protonation/deprotonation, charge-transfer, and solvation
  • Molecular recognition, self-assembling, and protein engineering based on molecular interactions including neutral/ionic H-bonding and pi interactions
  • Electromagnetic and optical properties of low dimensional systems including metallic/semiconducting nanowires, carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbons, organic nanotubes, graphene, and their analogs
  • Electron/spin transport phenomena in electronic/spintronic devices using non-equilibrium Green function and (time-dependent) density functional theory
  • Design of novel functional molecules, receptors, nanomaterials, electronic/ spintronic nanodevices, bimolecular sensing devices, and optical nanodevices
  • New physical phenomena of super-magnetoresistance based on orbital matching/mismatching in addition to spin matching/mismatching
  • Novel subwavelength diffraction phenomena by light-matter interactions in nano-optics
  • Applications to green chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and biochemistry for developing new materials and catalysts towards energy storage and understanding novel mechanisms of photoreaction and bio-metabolism