Inki Kim (김인기, 金仁基), Assistant Professor

Inki Kim is currently 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 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, nanomanufacturing, holograms, nanosensors, LiDAR, optoelectronics and quantum biophysics. 

Office:  #86613 N center / Tel: 031-299-4794 / E-mail: inki.kim@skku.edu


Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, 2015.03 – 2021.02 

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Junsuk Rho)

Chang Kun Soo Memorial Award (Best Dissertation in Engineering)

Dissertation: Two-Dimensional Metaphotonic Devices for Ultra-Compact Holographic Displays and Nanosensors


Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, 2011.03 – 2015.02

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Hoon Eui Jeong)

Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian           

Research Experiences

Assistant Professor, SKKU, Korea, 2021.08 - present 

Sejong Science Fellow, POSTECH, Korea, 2021.02 - 2021.08 (PI: Prof. Junsuk Rho)

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

Visiting Researcher, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2018.02 (Host: Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu)

Visiting Researcher, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 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

Selected Publications (First authored)

  • Nanophotonics for light detection and ranging technology
    Nature Nanotechnology 16, 508-524, 2021 [IF: 39.213] 

  • Pixelated bifunctional metasurface-driven dynamic vectorial holographic color prints for photonic security platform
    Nature Communications 12, 3614, 2021 [IF: 14.919] 

  • Holographic metasurface gas sensors for instantaneous visual alarms 
    Science Advances 7, eabe9943, 2021 [IF: 14.136] [Featured Cover Image] 

  • Stimuli-responsive dynamic metaholographic displays with designer liquid crystal modulators
    Advanced Materials 32, 2004664, 2020 [IF: 30.849] [Cover Article] 

  • Cascade domino lithography for extreme photon squeezing
    Materials Today  39, 89-97, 2020 [IF: 31.041] [Cover Article] 

  • Inducing and probing the localized excitons in atomically thin semiconductors via tip-enhanced cavity-spectroscopy 
    Advanced Functional Materials 31, 2102893, 2021 [IF: 18.808] [Cover Article] 

  • Electrically tunable bifocal metalens with diffraction-limited focusing and imaging at visible wavelengths
    Advanced Science 9, 2021 [IF: 16.806] [Cover Article] 

  • Dielectric meta-holograms enabled with dual magnetic resonances in visible light 
    ACS Nano 11, 9382-9389, 2017 [IF: 15.881]

  • A spin-encoded all-dielectric metahologram for visible light
    Laser & Photonics Reviews 13, 1900065, 2019 [IF: 13.138] 

  • Engineering spin and antiferromagnetic resonances to realize efficient direction-multiplexed visible meta-holograms
    Nanoscale Horizons 5, 57-64, 2020  [IF: 10.989] [Cover Article] 

  • Dual-band operating metaholograms with heterogeneous meta-atoms in the visible and near-infrared
    Advanced Optical Materials 9, 2100609, 2021  [IF: 9.926] [Cover Article]