National Honor Scientist of Korea
Director of the CSM
Professor of Chemistry
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Prof. Kwang S. Kim
Kwang S. Kim is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry, an Adjunct Professor in physics, and the Director of the Center for Superfunctional Materials of UNIST. He is a National Honor Scientist of Korea. He has authored more than 500 SCI papers which have been cited about 50,000 times in Web of Science. His Google Citation H-index is 100. He was named a 2018 Citation Laureate (Clarivate Analytics). He received CMOA award, Mulliken Lecture Award, Fukui medal from APATCC, and Korea Premium Science and Technology award. He was elected as a member of International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied chemistry from Seoul National University and another M.S. degree in physics from KASIT. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Then, he was an IBM Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. He was a professor and a POSTECH fellow in POSTECH during 1988-2014. He was a visiting scholar/scientist in MIT and Columbia University. He served as a senior editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C (Am. Chem. Soc.). He has been an editorial board member of several prestigious journals. He has been a Conference Board Member of the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemistry and the Asian Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. His fields of research include investigations of density functional theory, ab initio calculations, nonequilibrium Green function theory, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, first principles ground and excited-state molecular dynamics simulations, intermolecular interactions, clusters, molecular recognition, receptors, drug design, bioinformatics, biomolecules, nanomaterials, molecular devices, spintronics, and quantum computing.