Sung-Hoon Kim is a renowned chemist and materials engineer who has largely
influenced his field and directly aided in the development of new chemical
synthesis methods and novel nanomaterials. Dr. Kim received a Ph.D. in
Chemistry in 1993 from Seoul National University in South Korea. Additionally,
Dr. Kim went on to earn another Ph.D. in Advanced Electronics & Optical
Science in 2005 from Osaka University in Japan. From 1988 to 1998, he was a
Senior Researcher in the New Materials Laboratory of Samsung Advanced Institute
of Technology (SAIT). In 1996, he was also an Adjunct Research Associate in the
Materials Research Laboratory of The Pennsylvania State University in the
United States. Dr. Kim’s
experience also includes being a Visiting Scientist in the Division of Advanced
Electronics & Optical Science at Osaka University in 2000 and 2001.
Subsequently, he worked as a Researcher/Ronpaku Fellow at Osaka University from
2001 to 2005. Dr. Kim was also a Visiting Scientist in the Department of
Materials Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University in the United
States from 2001 to 2003. Since 1998, Dr. Kim has been a Full Professor in the
Department of Engineering in Energy & Applied Chemistry at Silla University
in South Korea. He is now the Head of Industry
Academy Cooperation Foundation in Silla University.
Kim’s career is marked by a multitude of pioneering
contributions to the field of chemistry and materials, specifically in the
areas of diamond thin films and carbon nanomaterials. Dr. Kim has not only
developed novel methodologies to produce diamond thin films and carbon
materials, but he has revolutionized their application in electronic products.
For instance, he took advantage of the lubrication properties of diamond-like
carbon (DLC) films to improve VCR heads. DLC components behave as lubricant
components that protect the VCR film. Dr. Kim patented this astounding
application of diamond-like films in Korea, Japan, and the U.S. The electronics
giant Samsung incorporated his diamond-like film technology to its Samsung VCR
Head, which became the commercially successful Samsung Diamond Head VCR.