Prof. Chulhong Kim

Fellow Member | Mueunjae Chair Professor at Pohang Univ of Science and Technology
Kim, Chulhong
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SPIE Membership: 13.0 years total | 11.0 years voting
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status
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Area of Expertise: photoacoustic tomography, ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, optical coherence tomography
Websites: Company Website
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7249-1257
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Dr. Chulhong Kim studied for his Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training under Prof. Lihong Wang at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently holds Mueunjae Chair Professorship of Electrical Engineering, Convergence IT Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology in Republic of Korea. He is the Director of Medical Device Innovation Center at POSTEH supported by Ministry of Education. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Opticho Inc., a spinoff company to commercialize the preclinical and clinical photoacoustic imaging systems. He was the recipients of the 2020-2021 IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer, the 2017 IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, the 2017 KAST Young Scientist Award, the 2016 Nightingale Award from IFMBE, etc. He has published 152 peer-reviewed journal articles (Nat. Nanotech., Nat. Mat., Light Science & Applications, Cancer Research, Radiology, IEEE T. Medical Imaging, etc). His Google Scholar h-index and citations have reached 53 and over 10,600, respectively. His group’s works have been selected for the 2016, 2017, and 2019 Seno Medical Best Paper Award Finalists in Photons Plus Ultrasound Conference (Photonics West, SPIE), the 2020 Hitachi High-tech Best Presentation Award in High Speed Imaging and Spectroscopy Conference (Photonics West, SPIE), and the 2020 Microscopy Today Innovation Award. He has currently served as a Section Editor of Photoacoustics Journal (premier journal in the field, IF: 5.87), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, a Topical Editor of IEEE ACCESS, and an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Applied Science, Sensors, etc. He is also elected as a member of Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST).

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