Department of Physics and Applied Physics
Electronic and Optoelectronic Physics in the van der Waals Heterojuncitons
Recent advances of van der Waals (vdW) materials and their heterostructures provide a new opportunity to realize atomically sharp interfaces in the ultimate quantum limit. Research by Kim’s group demonstrates the enhanced electronic optoelectronic performances in the vdW heterostructures. It suggests that these interfaces, which are only a few atoms thick, may provide a fundamental platform to realize novel physical phenomena, such as hydrodynamic charge flows, cross-Andreev reflection across the quantum Hall edges states, and interlayer exciton formation and manipulations.
Professor Philip Kim received his B.S in Physics from Seoul National University in 1990 and his Ph. D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1999. He was the Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley from 1999 to 2001. Kim then joined the Department of Physics at Columbia University as a faculty member from 2002 to 2014. Since 2014, he has served as Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.
The focus of Professor Kim’s group research is the mesoscopic investigation of transport phenomena, particularly electric, thermal, and thermoelectrical properties of low dimensional nanoscale materials. These materials include carbon nanotubes, organic and inorganic nanowires, 2-dimensional mesoscopic single crystals, and single organic molecules.
Professor Kim has published more than 180 well-cited papers in professional journals. He has also received numerous honors and awards, including the Oliver E. Buckley Prize (2014), Dresden Barkhausen Award (2011), IBM Faculty Award (2009), and Ho-Am Science Prize (2008). In addition, he has given more than 300 invited presentations as keynote, plenary, and invited speaker in international and domestic conferences, colloquiums, and department seminars.