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Dr. Matt Kim is the founder and president of QuantTera (2005 to present, Scottsdale, AZ), a microelectronics R&D company specializing in nano-engineered devices for telecommunications (www.quanttera.com). He is responsible for development of novel processes and structures in photonic and electronic devices. Dr. Kim is currently the Chairman of the Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, a 501c3 non-profit volunteer corporation for nanotechnology education of the general public (www.aznano.org). This group provides educational resources for students and general public. He led 2006, 2007 and 2008 Arizona Nanotechnology symposiums and 2009 CEO Solar Forum. He also initiated the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Nanotechnology essay scholarship contest for Arizona schools. In 2006 Dr. Kim was recognized at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation and awarded the Chairman’s Award for his contributions to technology in Arizona.
In 2000, Dr. Kim co-founded MicroLink Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance transistors for cellular communications. From 1994-2000, Dr. Kim was Principal Staff Scientist at Motorola’s corporate research laboratory, prototyping high speed transistors, microwave devices and optical devices. From 1990-1994, Dr. Kim was a senior scientist at Bandgap Technology Corporation where he was in charge of transistors and lasers for telecommunication applications. Dr. Kim is presently a Member-at-Large on the FIAP Executive Committee. Dr. Kim is also on the executive program committee for the APS 4 Corners Section for bringing together academic, industry, and government laboratories at yearly meetings in Colorado (2013), Utah (2014), and Arizona (2015). At these meetings he runs the industrial panelist forum that brings industrial leaders from the 4 Corners region with undergraduate and graduate physics students. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in engineering physics from Cornell University.