Since coming to Boise State University in 2004, Dr. Kim has served as a professor
for the Department of Physics and as an Affiliate Faculty member of the Materials Science
and Engineering graduate program with the College of Engineering. His extensive
scholarship includes such work as interdisciplinary nanoscale biophysics research using
atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy. Dr. Kim teaches several
physics courses, supervises a variety of Undergraduate Research projects, and serves as a
reviewer for publications such as: Nanotechnology, Ultramicroscopy, and Journal of
Micromechanics and Microengineering. 



Direct Observation of Self-Assembled Chain-Like Water Structures in a Nanoscopic Water Meniscus (with Ryan D. Boehm and Jeremy R. Bonander), The Journal of Chemical Physics (2013)

Sawtooth-like oscillatory forces generated by water molecules confined between two oxidized silicon surfaces were observed...



Optimization of Force Sensitivity in Q-Controlled Amplitude-Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy (with Jongwoo Kim, Baekman Sung, and Wonho Jhe), Journal of Applied Physics (2013)

We present control of force sensitivity in Q-controlled amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy (AM-AFM) that is...



Cantilever-Based Optical Interfacial Force Microscope in Liquid Using an Optical-Fiber Tip (with Luke Smith, Thanh Tran, Steven Rossland, and Erik Parkinson), AIP Advances (2013)

We developed a novel cantilever-based optical interfacial force microscope (COIFM) to study molecular interaction in...



Imaging Stability in Force-Feedback High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy (with Ryan Boehm), Ultramicroscopy (2013)

We studied the stability of force-feedback high-speed atomic force microscopy (HSAFM) by imaging soft, hard,...



Mechanical Property Investigation of Soft Materials by Cantilever-Based Optical Interfacial Force Microscopy (with Ryan Boehm), Scanning (2013)

Cantilever-based optical interfacial force microscopy (COIFM) was applied to the investigation of the mechanical properties...


Contributions to Books


Force-Feedback High-Speed Atomic Force Microscope (with Ryan D. Boehm), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM): Principles, Modes of Operation and Limitations​ (2014)

High-speed atomic force microscopy (HSAFM) has enabled researchers to view the nanometer-scale dynamic behavior of...



Cantilever-Based Optical Interfacial Force Microscopy, Molecular Interaction (2012)

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is one of the most important tools that lead current nanoscience...