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POSTECH Doctoral Student Inki Kim Awarded the SPIE Scholarship

2020-05-25 69

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Inki Kim, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering at POSTECH has been awarded the 2020 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the largest academic society in the field of optical engineering.

This SPIE scholarship, awarded to students who are expected to contribute significantly to the future of optical engineering, was awarded to a total of 78 students from all over the world this year. Kim was one of the two recipients selected in Korea – an unprecedented event – and amongst the seven in Asia.

Kim has been specializing in various researches on metasurface, widely known as the ‘invisible cloak’ technology. This research has attracted much attention because it also leads to future technologies such as augmented and virtual reality technologies and 3D hologram display.

This scholarship is known to be rarely awarded to non-US countries and Gwanho Yoon in mechanical engineering at POSTECH received it last year.

Advisor to both Kim and Yoon, Professor Junsuk Roh commented, “It’s very encouraging that Korean students have received this scholarship from the world’s largest organization for optics and photonics. I sincerely hope the researches of many promising students will gain continuous attention and produce good results.”