Ki-Yong Kim has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2020. Kim earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland and received the Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award from the Kim KiYong 2020Ki-Yong KimAmerican Physical Society. After a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he joined the UMD faculty in 2008. He has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award and the Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship from the UMD Department of Physics.

Kim uses ultrashort light pulses (<10-13 seconds) in a broad spectral range (from terahertz to X-rays) to excite and probe phenomena occurring at the atomic and molecular level. Applications range from medical imaging to chemistry to national security.