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About Byung I. Kim

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.


Present Professor, Department of Physics, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - NSF Funding $342,000 - Cantilever-based Optical Interfacial Force Microscope (COIFM) Study
  • 2006 - Cottrell College Science Award
  • 2006 - Petroleum Research Fund Award


  • PHYS 307 - Introduction to Biophysics
  • PHYS 301 - Analog Electronics

Articles (19)

Contributions to Books (3)