Prof. Min Seok Kim at the Wilson Lecture Series/ECE fall 2022 Colloquium
Huygens' Metasurfaces: Fundamentals and Applications
The interaction between an electromagnetic radiation and matter at the surface has long fascinated microwave and photonics scientists due to many interesting and useful phenomena ranging from light diffraction to surface plasmon polaritons excitations. In this talk, Dr. Kim will discuss how one can achieve extraordinary wave-manipulation capabilities beyond the ones observed in conventional materials or interfaces through so-called metasurfaces. Based on examples from his prior and ongoing research, Dr. Kim will discuss these metasurfaces from a brief historical perspective, as well as the current state-of-the-art and their potential applications in antenna and imaging applications.
About Professor Kim
Min Seok Kim received his B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2011, 2013, and 2019, respectively. From 2019 – 2021, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor George V. Eleftheriades, where he was engaged in the study of tunable Huygens’ metasurfaces and their applications in antenna engineering. In 2021, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of North Dakota as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include artificial electromagnetic structures (e.g., metamaterials, metasurfaces, electromagnetic band-gap materials, frequency-selective surfaces), antennas, wireless power transmission, and photonic circuits. His current research emphasizes on the use of machine-learning techniques to rapidly synthesize artificial electromagnetic structures for arbitrary and dynamic transformation of electromagnetic waves.