Principal Investigator

Prof. Jeongmin Kim (Full CV)

Education

  • (2016) PhD in Mechanical Engineering (major: MEMS/nano, minor: physics, EE), UC Berkeley, USA
  • (2006) MS in Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Korea
  • (2004) BS in Mechanical Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Employment

  • (2022.4-present) Affiliated Professor, Department of Intelligence and Information (지능정보융합학과), SNU GSCST, Korea
  • (2020.3-present) Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Bioengineering, SNU GSCST, Korea
  • (2019.3-2020.2) Postdoctoral Scholar, QB3 Institute & Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley (Prof. Ke Xu lab)
  • (2016.9-2019.2) Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley (Prof. Xiang Zhang lab)
  • (2006.2-2011.6) Engineer, Manufacturing Technology R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, Korea

Teaching

  • Optical Microscopy (광학 현미경법) – Fall 2020, Fall 2021

    This course offers a detailed overview of optical microscopy used in biological, medical and industrial measurements. Topics include optical microscope theory, key microscope components and mechanics, and the principles of various modern optical microscopes including bright-field, phase, polarization, fluorescence, confocal, nonlinear, light-sheet, super-resolution microscopes (SIM, STED, PALM/STORM). This introductory course is aimed at both microscope users and developers and helps students leverage microscopy knowledge in their own research or later in industry.
    생물학 및 의학 연구나 산업 측정 분야에서 핵심 도구인 광학 현미경법의 상세한 개요를 소개한다. 광학 현미경의 조명/결상 원리 및 성능, 광학/기계 핵심 요소품, 그리고 명시야, 위상, 편광, 형광, 공초점, 비선형, 광시트(light-sheet), 초고분해능 현미경(SIM, STED, PALM/STORM)을 포함한 다양한 종류의 현대 광학 현미경법을 다룬다. 본 교과목은 광학 현미경 이용자 또는 개발자를 대상으로 하며, 학생들이 현미경 지식을 자신의 연구나 차후에 산업 현장에서 활용하는 데 도움을 주는 것을 목표로 한다.

  • Advanced Optical Imaging Theory (고등 광학 이미징 이론) – Spring 2021, Spring 2022

    This course introduces advanced optical imaging theory based on wave optics. Topics include derivation of paraxial imaging equations for partially coherent imaging systems, analysis of imaging systems in the spatial and frequency domains, and calculation of imaging point spread functions and transfer functions under optical aberration and/or spatial light modulation. Students also learn how to apply vectorial diffraction theory, considering polarization and non-paraxial propagation of light, to generalized optical systems. This course aims to help students acquire useful knowledge for research projects in the area of optical technology such as optical imaging, modern optical microscopy, optical tweezers, and optical data storage.
    본 강의는 파동 광학에 기반한 광학 이미징 이론을 소개한다. 일반화된 이미징 시스템의 근축 결상 방정식을 유도하고 결상 특성을 공간 및 주파수 공간에서 해석하는 방법을 습득한다. 광학 수차 또는 공간 광변조가 있는 이미징 시스템의 점퍼짐함수 및 전달함수 계산법을 다룬다. 나아가 빛의 편광이나 비근축 전파를 고려하는 벡터 회절 이론을 일반화된 광학 시스템에 적용하는 방법을 소개한다. 본 강의에서는 광학 이미징, 현대 광학 현미경법, 광학 족집게, 광학 데이터 저장 등 광기술 분야의 다양한 연구 프로젝트 수행에 도움이 되는 지식 습득을 목표로 한다.

  • Special topics in super-resolution microscopy (초해상도 현미경 특론) – Spring 2022

    This course introduces fluorescence imaging techniques that can achieve sub-100nm super-resolution in optical imaging by overcoming the physical resolution limit. Among the several super-resolution imaging methods that won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM, a.k.a. PALM or STORM) is covered in detail. Topics include imaging principles, microscope configuration, localization strategies, image reconstruction, technology development trends, and biological application studies, all of which can help students fully understand SMLM and use it in their research.
    광학 이미징의 물리적인 해상도 한계를 뛰어넘어 100nm 이하의 초해상도를 달성할 수 있는 형광 이미징 기술을 소개한다. 본 과목에서는 2014년 노벨 화학상이 부여된 여러 초해상도 이미징 기술 중에서 해상도가 20nm 수준으로 가장 우수한 단분자 국소화 현미경법을 상세히 다룬다. 이미징 원리, 현미경 구성, 국소화 전략, 영상 복원, 기술 개발 동향, 바이오 응용연구 사례 등을 살펴봄으로써 초해상도 현미경 기술을 완전하게 이해하고 연구에 활용하는 것을 목표로 한다.

  • Introduction to Applied Bioengineering (응용바이오공학 개론) – Fall 2021
  • Seminar in Applied Bioengineering 1 (용용바이오공학 세미나 1) – Spring 2021
  • Interdisciplinary Project Design (융합 프로젝트 설계) – Spring 2020

Graduate students

Youngseop Lee

seobee0@snu.ac.kr
MS/PhD program (since Fall 2020)

  • Undergraduate major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Research interests: Super-resolution microscopy methods and their biological applications including cancer cell research

Minchol Lee

minchol@snu.ac.kr
MS/PhD program (since Spring 2021)

  • Undergraduate major: Physics
  • Research interests: Improvement of super-resolution microscopy systems; Biophysical analysis of malignant cells using optical tweezers

Donghoon Koo

d.koo@snu.ac.kr
MS/PhD program (since Fall 2021)

  • Undergraduate major: Physics
  • Research interests: Plasmonics/Metamaterials; Light-matter interaction

Hyun Seung Yang, M.D.

yangg96@snu.ac.kr
PhD program (since Fall 2021)

  • Undergraduate major: Medicine; Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
  • Research interests: Optical distortion in retinal disease; Retinal imaging; Optical bench test for new multifocal lens; In vivo retinal cell imaging

Joonwoo Kwon

pioneers@snu.ac.kr
MS program (since Spring 2021)

  • Undergraduate major: EECS
  • Research interests: Application of deep learning to optical microscopy; Optimization for Image Processing

Jong-Hoon Jeong


PhD program (since Fall 2022)

  • Undergraduate major: Astrophysics
  • Research interests: Application of deep learning to bioengineering, computer vision, bio-imaging and medical imaging

Undergraduate interns

Minji Kim


Summer 2022

  • Undergraduate major: Biotechnology
  • Research interests: Super-resolution microscopy; Infection mechanism of multidrug resistant bacteria

Sol Kim


Summer 2022

  • Undergraduate major: Biochemical engineering; Brain science
  • Research interests: In vivo neuron imaging; Optogenetics

Hongrae Kim


Summer 2022

  • Undergraduate major: Atmospheric science; Mechanical engineering
  • Research interests: Optics; Bioimaging; Super-resolution

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Alumni

  • Jeongveen Park, Department of Biology Education, SNU (Undergraduate intern, Summer 2021)
  • Yeunho Yi, Department of Chemistry, SNU (Undergraduate intern, Jan 2020-Dec 2021)