2020 Joint KPS - AKPA Symposium

chaired by Takhee Lee (Seoul National University), Kyungseon Joo (University of Connecticut), Yoonseok Lee (University of Florida)
Sunday, 1 March 2020 from to (US/Mountain)
at The Colorado Convention Center ( RM 102 )
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

The 2020 KPS (Korean Physical Society) and AKPA (Association of Korean Physicists in America) Joint Symposium will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver between 1pm and 9pm on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. The symposium is to serve the community to promote continued advancements in physics and related areas. This year's theme would be on photonic, optoelectronic, energy topics.

Dr. Do Young Noh, President of Institute for Basic Science (IBS) will give a symposium keynote. Dr. Federico Levi, Senior Editor on Nature will give a special talk on Primer on writing papers.

We also promote close networking of especially young ethnic Korean physicists in Korean and North America.

There is no fee for registration but registration is strongly recommended. Symposium dinner will be provided which is free to all participants.

Takhee Lee, Chair, Committee on International Affairs, KPS

Kyungseon Joo, 33rd President of AKPA.


Program committee: Prof. Takhee Lee from Seoul National University, Prof. Kyungseon Joo from the University of Connecticut, and prof. Yoonseok Lee from the University of Florida.

The Symposium is sponsored/supported by Springer (the publisher of JKPS), KPS, AKPA, and the University of Connecticut.

Go to day
  • Sunday, 1 March 2020
    • 12:30 - 13:00 Registration and Reception
    • 13:00 - 15:00 Session I
      Convener: Prof. Chueng-Ryong Ji (North Carolina State University)
      • 13:00 Opening remarks 10'
        Speakers: Prof. Takhee Lee (Seoul National University), Prof. Kyungseon Joo (University of Connecticut)
      • 13:10 Keynote Talk: Introduction of Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Future Plan 30'
        Speaker: Dr. Do Young Noh (Institute for Basic Science)
      • 13:40 Theory and Applications of Plasmon Enhanced Luminescence Upconversion 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Won Park (University of Colorado)
      • 14:00 Quantum hybridization negative differential resistance in vertical graphene heterostructures from ab initio 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Yong-Hoon Kim (KAIST)
      • 14:20 Standards to Accelerate Clinical Translation of Optical Medical Imaging Devices 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Jeesong C. Hwang (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
      • 14:40 A boosting solar energy conversion in van der Waals layered materials 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Ji-Hee Kim (Sungkyunkwan U.)
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
    • 15:30 - 17:10 Session II
      Convener: Prof. Kwon Park (KIAS)
      • 15:30 Primer on writing papers 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Federico Levi (Nature)
      • 15:50 Doping organic semiconductors towards their limits 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Keehoon Kang (Seuol National U.)
      • 16:05 Surface Polaritonic Metasurfaces 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Myounghwan Kim (Texas Tech University)
      • 16:25 Optoelectronic properties of perovskite crystals and heterostructures with WS2 thin layers 15'
        Speaker: Mrs. Hye Ri Jung (Ewha Womans U.)
      • 16:40 Moiré potential impedes interlayer exciton diffusion in van der Waals Heterostructures 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Junho Choi (University of Texas)
      • 16:55 Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy Studies on the Surface Electronic Structure of Tetragonal CH3NH3PbI3* 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Jeehong Park (Yonsei U.)
    • 17:10 - 17:20 Break
    • 17:20 - 18:00 OYRA Session: 2020 Outstanding Young Researcher Award Recipients
      • 17:20 Superconductor-semiconductor systems for topological quantum computing 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Joon Sue Lee (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
      • 17:40 Observation of nanoscale hydrodynamics in a strongly interacting dipolar spin ensemble 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Soonwon Choi (University of California Berkeley)
    • 18:00 - 18:05 Adjourn 5'
    • 19:00 - 21:00 Symposium Dinner
      Location: Ssam Korean BBQ ( 1600 Champa St Denver, CO 80202 )