Dr. Myoung-Hwan Kim (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)




We are delighted to inform you that Dr. Myoung-Hwan Kim, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, will be the recipient of the 2018 AKPA Outstanding Young Research Award. Professor Myoung-Hwan Kim studies modern materials (low dimensional, topological, and correlated systems) with terahertz and infrared lasers. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Myoung-Hwan Kim. 

The award ceremony will take place at the KPS-AKPA Symposium on Sunday, March 4 at the LA Convention Center, prior to the APS March meeting. After the ceremony, Professor Kim will give a presentation on his research and participate in the panel discussion on career opportunities and development for young Korean physicists (see the Symposium program at



- This year’s OYRA Award Committee was composed of Professors Jiwoong Park of U.Chicago (chair), Harold Kim of Georgia Tech, Chueng-Ryong Ji of North Carolina State and Kwang-Je Kim of Argonne National Lab / U.Chicago. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Award Committee for their time and effort for the Korean Physics community in America.