DHML | digital holography & microscopy laboratory

Prof. Myung K. Kim (김명근)

M.K. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to U.S. after graduation from high school. He obtained B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from U.C.L.A. (1979) and Ph.D. in physics from U.C. Berkeley (1986). After two and half years as a postdoctoral fellow at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA, he moved to Michigan for an assistant professor position at Wayne State University (1988). In 1995, he moved to Florida for an associate professor position at University of South Florida, where he has since been and became a full  professor in 2004.  His research interests are in the development of novel imaging techniques of digital holography using coherent and incoherent lights and applications ranging from biomedical  microscopy, ophthalmology, metrology, and to astronomy. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and became a Senior Member of SPIE in 2013.


University of California, Berkeley, CA                 Physics                       Ph.D.                           1986
University of California, Los Angeles, CA          Physics & Math          B.S. Cum Laude        1979

Employment History
Professor, Aug. 2004 – present, Dept. of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Associate Professor, Aug. 1995 – May 2004, Dept. of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Assistant Professor, Aug. 1988 - May, 1995, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Postdoctoral Fellow, Jan. 1986 - Aug. 1988, Chemical Physics Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

Professional Affiliations
Advisory Committee, OSA DH (Digital Holography and 3D Imaging) Topical Meeting 2014
Elected Senior Member of the SPIE (2013)
Program Chair of OSA DH (Digital Holography and 3D Imaging) Topical Meeting 2013
Lead editor, Applied Optics feature issue on Digital Holography and 3D Imaging, to be published 2013
General Chair of OSA DH (Digital Holography and 3D Imaging) Topical Meeting 2012
Topical editor for Applied Optics, Information Processing Division (2011-2014)
Member, Optical Society of Korea (since 2011)
Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (since 2011)
Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2010)
SPIE Visiting Lecturer (2005-)
Member, Sigma Xi (since 2004)
Member, SPIE: International Society for Optical Engineering (since 2002)
Member, Optical Society of America (since 1986)
Member, American Physical Society (since 1985)
California State Graduate Fellowship (1979-1981)
Cum Laude with B.S. degree from UCLA (1979)