Prize Recipient

Ki-Yong Kim

Ki-Yong Kim
University of Maryland


"For his development and application of ultrafast optical diagnostics to understanding the interaction dynamics of intense laser pulses with novel plasmas, including those produced in nano-scale clusters."


Ki-Yong Kim received his B.S. degree in physics in 1995 from Korea University, Korea, with highest honors. He received his Ph. D. in physics at the University of Maryland at College Park in 2003. His Ph. D. dissertation detailed the development of ultrafast optical diagnostics and their application to measurement of ultrafast dynamics in the interaction of intense laser pulses with gases, atomic and molecular clusters, and plasmas, including plasma waveguides. He is now a Directors Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (MST-10 group), pursuing the study of coherent Terahertz radiation from intense laser-produced plasmas.

Dr. Kim is a member of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society.

Selection Committee:

Yu Lin (Chair), Tom Katsouleas (Vice Chair)(12/05), Roger Bengtson (2003 Advisor), Chris Hegna, Edl Schamiloglu