Quantum Biophotonics

Youngchan Kim

Email: youngchan.kim@surrey.ac.uk

Room: 01AZ04

Youngchan is Lecturer in Quantum Biology from the Department of Microbial Sciences in the School of Biosciences and Medicine. He is also associated with two multidisciplinary research centres in the University; Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC) and Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). He earned his PhD in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, South Korea) in 2011. His thesis research was focused on developing terahertz systems using ultrafast femtosecond lasers. Since his research interest is to use ultrafast spectroscopic approaches to better understand biological phenomena, he next completed three postdoctoral training fellowships at KAIST (South Korea, 2011-2013), Imperial College London (UK, 2013-2015), and the National Institutes of Health (USA, 2015-2020). 

He joined the University of Surrey in May 2020 where he leads an interdisciplinary research group mainly interested in the area of Quantum Biology. His group applies genetic engineering and optical spectroscopy approaches to investigate biomolecular systems that exploit quantum phenomena under physiological conditions. His group is also interested in developing and applying optical sensing and imaging techniques to biomedical research.