|Fields||condensed matter physics
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley
|Alma mater||Seoul National University
|Thesis||Fundamental properties and applications of low-dimensional materials (1999)|
|Doctoral advisor||Charles Lieber|
|Known for||quantum transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene|
|Notable awards||Ho-Am Prize in Science (2008)|
Kim studied physics at Seoul National University and earned his bachelor's degree in 1990 and a master's degree in 1992, and a doctorate in applied physics at Harvard University in 1999 under the supervision of Charles Lieber. He worked at the University of California, Berkeley as a Miller Research Fellow until 2001, when he joined the faculty at Columbia University.
Kim and coworkers have made important contributions in the field of nanoscale low-dimensional materials. In 1999, he and Lieber published a highly cited paper on electrostatically controlled carbon nanotube NEMS devices. In Feb. 2005, his group at Columbia reported electrical measurements of thin graphite films produced by an atomic force microscope technique. In Sept. 2005, they reported observation of the quantum Hall effect in single graphene layers simultaneously with the group of Andre Geim, and in 2007, the two groups jointly published observations of the quantum Hall effect in graphene at room temperature. Kim's group authored an influential paper in 2007 describing a transport gap introduced by lithographic patterning of graphene to form nanoribbons. This was an important proof of principle in the development of graphene electronics as it allowed on-off switching of the graphene devices by a factor of 1000 at low temperature. In Feb. 2009, his group and coworkers have synthesized the large-scale graphene films by CVD method. He indicated that the quality of CVD-grown graphene is comparable to that of mechanically cleaved graphene, as observation of the half-integer quantum Hall effect in CVD-grown graphene. The group reported observation of the fractional quantum Hall effect in suspended graphene in Nov. 2009.
Honors and awards
Kim received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award in 2004. In 2006, he was named as one of the "Scientific American 50", a list of individuals/organizations honored for their contributions to science and society during the preceding year. Kim was awarded the 2008 Ho-Am Prize in Science "for his pioneering work on low-dimensional carbon nanostructures". He received an IBM Faculty award in 2009. In 2011, Kim won the Dresden Barkhausen Award. In his Nobel Prize lecture, Andre Geim acknowledged the contribution of Philip Kim, saying, "I owe Philip a great deal for this, and many people heard me saying – before and after the Nobel Prize – that I would be honoured to share it with him."
- Geim, A. K.; Kim, P. (2008). "Carbon Wonderland". Scientific American 298 (4): 90–97. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0408-90. PMID 18380146.
- Kim, P.; Lieber, C.M. (1999). "Nanotube nanotweezers". Science 286 (5447): 2148–50. doi:10.1126/science.286.5447.2148. PMID 10591644.
- Zhang, Y.; Small, J.P.; Pontius, W.V.; and Kim, P. (2005). "Fabrication and electric-field-dependent transport measurements of mesoscopic graphite devices". Applied Physics Letters 86 (7): 073104. arXiv:cond-mat/0410314. Bibcode:2005ApPhL..86g3104Z. doi:10.1063/1.1862334.
- Zhang, Y.; Tan, Y.-W.; Stormer, H.L.; and Kim, P. (2005). "Experimental observation of the quantum Hall effect and Berry's phase in graphene". Nature 438 (7065): 201–4. arXiv:cond-mat/0509355. Bibcode:2005Natur.438..201Z. doi:10.1038/nature04235. PMID 16281031.
- Novoselov, K.S.; Geim, A.K.; Morozov, S.V.; Jiang, D.; Katsnelson, M.I.; Grigorieva, V.; Dubonos, S.V.; and Firsov, A.A. (2005). "Two-dimensional gas of massless Dirac fermions in graphene". Nature 438 (7065): 197–200. arXiv:cond-mat/0509330. Bibcode:2005Natur.438..197N. doi:10.1038/nature04233. PMID 16281030.
- Novoselov, K.S.; Jiang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Morozov, S.V.; Stormer, H.L.; Zeitler, U.; Maan, J.C.; Boebinger, G.S.; Kim, P.; and Geim, A.K. (2007). "Room-Temperature Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene". Science 315 (5817): 1379. Bibcode:2007Sci...315.1379N. doi:10.1126/science.1137201. PMID 17303717.
- Han, M.Y.; Özyilmaz, B.; Zhang, Y.; and Kim, P. (2007). "Energy Band-Gap Engineering of Graphene Nanoribbons". Physical Review Letters 98 (20): 206805. arXiv:cond-mat/0702511. Bibcode:2007PhRvL..98t6805H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.206805.
- Kim, Kuen Soo; et al. (2009). "Large-scale pattern growth of graphene films for stretchable transparent electrodes". Nature 457 (7230): 706–10. Bibcode:2009Natur.457..706K. doi:10.1038/nature07719. PMID 19145232.
- Bolotin, K.I.; Ghahari, F.; Shulman, M.D.; Stormer, H.L.; and Kim, P. (2009). "Observation of the fractional quantum Hall effect in graphene". Nature 462 (7270): 196–9. arXiv:0910.2763. Bibcode:2009Natur.462..196B. doi:10.1038/nature08582. PMID 19881489. Note that similar results obtained by a group led by Eva Andrei appear in the same issue.
- "Scientific American 50: SA 50 Winners and Contributors". Scientific American. 12 November 2006.
- "In Lumine Tuo". Columbia College Today. Nov./Dec. 2008.
- "Kim Receives IBM Faculty Award". News and Events (Columbia University). 30 July 2009.
- "Dresden Barkhausen Award to Prof. Philip Kim". Press Release (Fraunhofer IZFP Dresden). 10 February 2012.