Hong Koo Kim

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989

The Kim group’s research has been centered on developing new photonic and electronic devices at micro and nanoscales involving various functional materials such as rare-earth doped oxides, wide bandgap semiconductors, ferroelectric films, and plasmonic nanostructured materials.

Their research in the nanotechnology area investigates multiscale vertical integration of nanostructures into hierarchical systems. Single-domain ordered nanochannel arrays with controlled symmetry have been developed on macroscale area of wafer surface using a directed self-organization method, and have been investigated as an interaction medium in optical, electrical, chemical, and biological domains. Surface-plasmon phenomena occurring in nano-optic structures are of particular interest, since many novel properties can be derived from those and can be incorporated into an on-chip configuration for interaction with other functional materials.

The Kim group investigates plasmonics as an enabling technology for implementing nanosystems-on-a-chip that offer multifunctionality across the heterogeneous domains.

Selected Publications: 
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Femtosecond imaging of surface plasmon dynamics in a nanostructured silver film," Kubo, Atsushi, Ken Onda, Hrvoje Petek, Zhijun Sun, Yun S. Jung, and Hong Koo KimNano letters 5, no. 6 (2005)
  2. "Refractive transmission of light and beam shaping with metallic nano-optic lenses," Sun, Zhijun, and Hong Koo Kim, Applied Physics Letters 85, no. 4 (2004)
  3. "Ultraviolet detection with ultrathin ZnO epitaxial films treated with oxygen plasma," Liu, Mingjiao, and Hong Koo Kim, Applied Physics Letters 84, no. 2 (2004)
  4. "Epitaxial growth of ZnO films on Si substrates using an epitaxial GaN buffer," Nahhas, Ahmed, Hong Koo Kim, and Jean Blachere, Applied Physics Letters 78, no. 11 (2001)
  5. "Growth of ordered, single-domain, alumina nanopore arrays with holographically patterned aluminum films," Sun, Zhijun, and Hong Koo Kim,  Applied Physics Letters 81, no. 18 (2002)
Recent Publications
  1. "Electrically-triggered micro-explosion in a graphene/SiO2 /Si structure." Liu, S., Kim, M., Kim, H.K.     Scientific Reports
  2. "Impact ionization in a graphene/SiO2 /Si structure under high-field pulsed drive." Liu, S., Kim, H.K. 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
    8117315, pp. 449-452
  3. "Suspended nano scale QD-OLED on Si substrate."     Emon, D.H., Kim, H.K. 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
    8117356, pp. 974-978 
  4. "Low-loss plasmonic metamaterial waveguides." Shi, Y., Kim, H.K. 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
    8117318, pp. 890-893 
  5. "Fabrication of nanoscale quantum-dot organic light-emitting devices on Si substrate." Emon, D.H., Kim, H.K. 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
    8117316, pp. 961-964 

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