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  •    Professor
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ph.D. 1993, University of California at Berkeley
  • WEBPAGE : http://cdnl.kaist.ac.kr/
  • E-MAIL : sangkyukim@kaist.ac.kr
  • Tel/Office : 042-350-2843 (Office), 2883 (Lab) / 3106(E6-4) (Room)

Contact information

Tel: (office) +82-42-350-2843, (lab) +82-42-350-2883
Location: (office) Room 3106 (Bldg. E6-4), (lab) Room 2113, 2116 (Bldg. E6-4)
Fax: +82-42-350-2810

Education

B.S. Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (1980.3.-1984.2)
M.S. Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (1984.3-1986.2)
Ph.D University of California at Berkeley (1988.8-1993.5)

Career

1987.2 - 1988.7: Korea Institute of Sciences and Technology (Researcher)
1993.6 - 1993.11: University of California at Berkeley (Postdoctor)
1993.11 - 1996.2: California Institute of Technology (Postdoctor)
1999.10 - 2000.9: Adjunct professor at Seoul National University
1996.3 - 2000.3: Assistant professor at Inha University
2000.4 - 2003.6: Associate professor at Inha University
2002.1: Visiting professor at JILA, UC Boulder
2002.7-8, 2003.1-2: Visiting professor at IMS, Japan
2003.7 - 2007.3: Associate professor at KAIST
2007.3 - : Full professor at KAIST

Academes and Society

1995 - : A full member of American Chemical Society
1996.3. - : Life member of Korean Chemical Society
2000.1 - 2000.12: Public relation director of Korean Chemical Society
2002.1- : International cooperation committee member of Korean Chemical Society

Awards

1984: Graduation with honor (Seoul National University)
1989 - 1990: UC Regents fellowship (UC Berkeley)
1993 - 1994: Arthur Amos Noyes Postdoctoral Fellowship (Caltech)
2002: Young Physical Chemist Award (Korean Chemical Society - Physical Chemistry Section)
2002: Excellent Paper-Award (INHA University)
2007: Outstanding Research Award (KAIST)
2007: Seoam Fellow (SBS, Korea)
2007: Lectureship Award (Japan Photochemistry Association)

RESEARCH AREA


Brief Introduction

We are interested in molecular structure and dynamics of chemical reactions. Chemical reactions such as photodissociation, isomerizatin, or ionization are investigated at the molecular level using the molecular beam and various laser technologies. Understanding chemical reactions at the moleculer level will lead to control of chemical reactions using, for example, conformer selection, quantum-state selection, or coherent excitation. We are also developing state-of-the-art scientific technologies including the time-resolved electron microscopy for unraveling structural and electrostatic changes of nano-materials in real time.

Research topics

(1) Molecular Structure and Chemical Dynamics
(2) Reaction Control
(3) Ion spectroscopy and Dynamics
(4) Femtosecond reaction dynamics
(5) Femtosecond-resolved Nano-microscopy
(6) Photoelectron Imaging
(7) Computational Chemistry

Representative publications

"Nuclear motion Captured by the slow electron velocity imaging technique in the tunnelling predissociation of the S1 methylamines", J. Chem. Phys, 2012, 136, 024306.
"Aromatic - interaction mediated by a metal atom: structure and ionization of the bis(6-benzene)chromium benzene cluster", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 7648-7653.
"Experimental probing of conical intersection dynamics in the photodissociation of thioanisole", Nature Chemistry, 2010, 2, 627-632.
"Mode-Dependent Fano Resonances Observed in the Predissociation of Diazirine in the S1 State", Angew. Chem. int. ed., 2010, 49, 7, 1244. VIP & inside COVER
"Control of the Intramolecular orbital alignment observed in the photodissociation of thiophenol: the conformational manipulation via the chemical substitution", Angew. Chem. int. ed. 2008, 47, 10, 1853. VIP & inside COVER
"Ionization Spectroscopy of a DNA Base: Vacuum-Ultraviolet Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy of Jet-Cooled Thymine", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 15674.