Young Keun Kim

Korea Univesrity
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:YOUNG KEUN KIM (AF’94-AM’99-M’02-SM’07) a tenured full professor at Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from MIT in 1993. After that, He joined Quantum Corporation in Louisville, Colorado. In 1997, he moved to Korea and worked for Samsung Electro-Mechanics till early 2000. When he worked at Quantum, he participated in the US NSIC project for high-density GMR recording heads. In addition, he collaborated closely with the NIST Boulder magnetics group. He also established and led the Samsung-Toshiba HDD recording heads project at Samsung. In 2000, he joined Korea University as an assistant professor of materials science and engineering. He has been interested in developing novel magnetic thin films and nanostructured materials for spintronic memory and biomedical applications. He has led several major national research projects on magnetic and spintronic materials. He has published over 300 research papers, 130 invited talks, and invented 100 registered patents. He was the first Asian recipient of the prestigious DuPont Young Faculty Grant in 2002. His research results were selected as one of the Top 50 Research of the Year 2006 by the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation; Top 40 Outstanding Future Technology 2009 by the National Research Foundation of Korea. He also received the Amo Award in 2019 and the Academic Achievement Award in 2009 from the Korean Magnetics Society. He also received the Iljin Academic Achievement Award from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials in 2015. In addition, he received all three major awards from Korea University (Teaching Award in 2005, Technology Award in 2016, and Research Awards in 2021 and 2022). On National Invention Day in June 2017, he received the National Medal of Green Stripe Service Merit from the Korean government. He is a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. Currently, he is the President of the Korean Magnetics Society and the VP of the Asian Union of Magnetics Societies.

IEEE Magnetics Society Position History:
  • Present   IEEE Transactions on Magnetics Editorial Board Member (Publications Committee Roster)
  • Present   IEEE Transactions on Magnetics Editorial Board Member (IEEE Transactions on Magnetics Editorial Board)
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