M.K. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to U.S. after graduation from high school. He obtained B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from U.C.L.A. (1979) and Ph.D. in physics from U.C. Berkeley (1986). After two and half years as a postdoctoral fellow at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA, he moved to Michigan for an assistant professor position at Wayne State University (1988). In 1995, he moved to Florida for an associate professor position at University of South Florida, where he has since been and became a full professor in 2004. His research interests are in the development of novel imaging techniques of digital holography using coherent and incoherent lights and applications ranging from biomedical microscopy, ophthalmology, metrology, and to astronomy. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and became a Senior Member of SPIE in 2013.
Phase retrieval of microscope objects using the Wavelet-Gabor transform method from holographic filters
Total internal reflection holographic microscopy for quantitative phase characterization of cellular adhesion
Use of Bessel beams and position-sensitive detectors in scanning photon microscope for improved field depth and contrast
Dynamic structured illumination microscopy: focused imaging and optical sectioning for moving objects
Efficient generation of Raman echo and time-domain optical data storage by electromagnetically induced transparency