Ki-Yong Kim was one of 69 scientists from across the nation selected to receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as part of DOE's new Early Career Research Program. Awardees were selected from a pool of 1,750 university and national laboratory-based applicants. Selection was based on peer review by outside scientific experts.

Professor Kim's project is titled, “Generation, Imaging, and Control of Ultrafast Electrical Currents and Radiation.”