Taewoo Kim

Posted on March 27, 2011 by admin

Educations

  • Doctor of Philosophy Candidate: Electrical Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Projected: May 2015)
  • Master of Science: Electrical Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering with high honors (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2009)

Academic Experiences

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory (PI: Gabriel Popescu)

Research focus: Optics, Microscopy, Biomedical Imaging, Acoustics, Diffraction Theory, and Coherence Theory
White-light diffraction tomography (WDT) and applications
• Developed white-light diffraction tomography, which is a label-free tomographic method based on quantitative phase imaging and solution for the inverse scattering problem describing the imaging
• Analytic formulation of the optical field and the point spread function in spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM) and application of the result to achieve tomography through deconvolution
• 3D fast dynamics of cells using SLIM
Biomedical applications of quantitative phase imaging techniques (SLIM and iSLIM)
• Measurement of biological cells to reveal the inter- and intra-cellular properties and dynamics, as well as the emergent behavior of cells at a whole culture level
• Emergent behaviors of integrated cellular systems (EBICS) activities
• Non-invasive quantitative study on self-organization of human neuronal network
• Rat hippocampal neuron filopodia dynamics and statistics under different conditions
• 3D dynamics and transport of neuron
Phase derivative microscopy
• Measurement of phase derivative of a transparent sample by utilizing a filtering in the Fourier domain to increase the contrast in imaging and its application to biomedical imaging
Optical fields and its coherence properties
• Analytic formulation of optical fields and its coherence properties using the deterministic signal associated with the random field
• Analytic solution for scattering parameters in a weakly scattering sample
Phase-resolved low-coherence interferometry on biorheology applications
• Using a swept-source optical coherence tomography system in measuring the mechanical and rheological properties in liquid
Quantitative phase imaging with programmable illumination source
• Spatial light interference microscopy with programmable illumination for improved performance and expanded fields of applications
• Improved SLIM system by utilizing a high numerical aperture condenser, which increases the transverse resolution and the tomographic ability of SLIM system
Optical resonance imaging
• Super resolution imaging technique by encoding the spatial frequency into the temporal frequency
Improved confocal microscopy through quantitative light imaging
• Spinning disk confocal microscopy utilizing white light illumination and phase derivative to measure the quantitative phase of the specimen.

Undergraduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Realization of a Simple Stereopsis Method into a Computer Program”
Undergraduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Quantum Dot Lasers”

Honors

  • IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship
  • SPIE Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship
  • Beckman Graduate Fellow (Project: Quantitative phase imaging with a programmable illumination source for biomedical applications)
  • Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award
  • 2nd place student award at OSA BIOMED conference
  • Brian and Sophie Leung Scholarship

Activities & Teaching

  • 2014 Biophotonics Summer School TA & Organizer: A 2 week summer school program for graduate students and postdocs sponsored by IEEE, NIH and UIUC
  • Graduate mentor for EBICS REU Program: Mentored Lisa Benison (Senior, Binghamton Univ.) and Lauren Pinder (Sophomore, through NSF EBICS REU program
  • Graduate teaching assistant: ECE 190 Introduction to Computing Systems
  • Review for peer reviewed journals: Reviewed 5 papers over the last year; journals including Optics letters, Journal of Optical Society of America
  • Student member: IEEE, OSA, SPIE, Society for Neuroscience
  • iOptics seminar series organizer: A weekly seminar series on optics and photonics sponsored by IEEE, OSA and SPIE
  • Covenant Fellowship Registered Student Organization: Treasurer and reservations officer
  • Quantitative Light Imaging (QLI) Laboratories: Webmaster (http://light.ece.illinois.edu/)
  • Eta Kappa Nu, HKN: Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society
  • ECE Grader: ECE 329: Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields

Publications

Journal articles
Published

  1. R. Zhou, T. Kim, L. L. Goddard, and G. Popescu, Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light, Optics Letters, 39 (15), 4494 (2014)
  2. T. Kim, R. Zhou, L. L. Goddard, and G. Popescu, A new look at live cells in 3D, SPIE Newsroom, doi: 10.1117/2.1201407.05519 (2014)
  3. T. Kim*, R. Zhou*, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, Breakthrough in Photonics 2013: Quantitative phase imaging (QPI): Metrology meets biology, Photonics Journal, IEEE, 6 (2), 1 (2014)
  4. M. Mir*, T. Kim*, A. Majumder, M. Xiang, R. Wang, S. C. Liu, M. U. Gillette, S. Stice, and G. Popescu, Label-free characterization of self-organizing human neuronal networks, Scientific Reports, 4, 4434 (2014)
  5. T. Kim*, R. Zhou*, M. Mir, S. D. Babacan, P. S. Carney, L. L. Goddard, and G. Popescu, White-light diffraction tomography of unlabelled live cells, Nature Photonics, 8, 256(2014)
  6. C. Edwards, B. Bhaduri, T. Nguyen, B. G. Griffin, H. Pham, T. Kim, G. Popescu, and L. L. Goddard, Effect of spatial coherence in diffraction phase microscopy, Optics Express, 22 (5), 5133 (2014)
  7. V. Crecea, B. W. Graf, T. Kim, G. Popescu and S. A. Boppart, High resolution phase-sensitive magnetomotive optical coherence microscopy for tracking magnetic microbeads and cellular mechanics, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, PP (99), 1 (2013)
  8. T. Kim, R. Zhu, T. Nguyen, R. Zhou, C. Edwards, L. Goddard, and G. Popescu, Deterministic signal associated with a random field, Optics Express, 21 (18), 20806 (2013)
  9. T. Kim, S. Sridharan, and G. Popescu, Gradient field microscopy of unstaned specimens: reply to comment, Optics Express, 21 (16), 19188 (2013)
  10. R. Wang, T. Kim, M. Mir and G. Popescu, Nanoscale fluctuations and surface tension measurements in droplets using phase-resolved low coherence interferometry, Applied Optics (special issue in holography), 52 (1), A177 (2013)
  11. T. Kim, S. Sridharan, A. Kajdacsy-Balla, K. Tangella and G. Popescu, Gradient field microscopy for label-free diagnosis of human biopsies, Applied Optics (special issue in holography), 52 (1), A92 (2013)
  12. T. Kim, S. Sridharan and G. Popescu, Gradient field microscopy allows label-free disease diagnosis (invited), Laser Focus World, 48 (8), (2012)
  13. T. Kim, S. Sridharan and G. Popescu, Gradient field microscopy of unstained specimens, Optics Express, 20 (6), 6737 (2012)
  14. T. Kim and G. Popescu, Laplace field microscopy for label-free imaging of dynamic biological structures, Optics Letters, 36 (23), 4704 (2011)

*indicates equal contribution

Patents

  1. G. Popescu, T. Kim, L. L. Goddard, P. S. Carney, R. Zhou, M. Mir, S. D. Babacan, White light diffraction tomography of unlabeled live cells, U. S. Patent submitted
  2. G. Popescu and T. Kim, Phase derivative microscopy, U.S. Patent, US 20140085713 A1, Mar. 21, 2014

Book Chapters

  1. T. Kim, S. Sridharan and G. Popescu, Fourier transform light scattering of tissues, in Handbook of Coherent-Domain Optical Methods: Biomedical Diagnostics, Edited by V. Tuchin, Springer (in press)

Press Coverage
“A new look at live cells in 3D”, SPIE Newsroom, July 11, 2014
“Taewoo Kim awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship”, SPIE press release, June 12, 2014
“Making living cells easier to see”, Inside Science TV, May 1, 2014
“Technique captures striking video of neurons in mid-connection”, NBC News, March 28, 2014
“New technique sheds light on human neural networks”, Beckman Institute, March 24, 2014

  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, EurekAlert!
  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, MedicalXpress
  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, Science Newsline
  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, Science Daily
  •  New technique provides method to noninvasively measure human neural networks in order to characterize how they form, Medical News Today
  •  Technique sheds light on human neural networks, MDT Magazine News
  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, ScienceCodex
  •  The first real-time, non-invasive imaging of neurons forming a neural network, ExtremeTech
  •  New technique sheds light on human neural networks, Neuroscience

“Imaging: White-light diffraction tomography”, Nature Photonics News and Views, February 28, 2014
“3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required”, UIUC News bureau, January 21, 2014

  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, NSF News from the field
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Microscopy and Analysis
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, EurekAlert!
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Scicasts
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Phys.org
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells without dyes, Laser Focus World
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, R&D
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Science Newsline
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Technology.org
  •  3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required, Science Daily
  •  New technique shows living cells in 3-D, Txchnologist
  •  3D imaging of live cells, Biosingularity

“Gradient field microscopy allows label-free disease diagnosis”, Laser Focus World, August 1, 2012 (Cover)

Conferences

  1. T. Kim, M. Mir, A. Majumder, M. Xiang, R. Wang, S. C. Liu, M. U. Gillette, S. Stice and G. Popescu, “Label-free quantification of the emergent behavior of human neuron networks”, Neuroscience 2014, Washington, DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014
  2. G. Popescu, T. Kim, S. C. Liu and M. U. Gillette, “Label-free 3D imaging of live neurons”, Neuroscience 2014, Washington, DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014
  3. R. Iyer, T. Kim, G. Popescu and M. U. Gillette, “miR-125b mediated filopodial dynamics in developing dendrites”, Neuroscience 2014, Washington, DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014
  4. A. Jain, T. Kim, G. Popescu and M. U. Gillette, “High resolution analysis of semaphorin3A effects on filopodia of developing hippocampal dendrites using SLIM imaging and microfluidic environments”, Neuroscience 2014, Washington, DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014
  5. R. Zhou, T. Kim, L. L. Goddard, and G. Popescu, “Inverse scattering solutions using holographic data”, Digital Holography & 3-D Imaging (DH)¸ post-deadline paper, Seattle, WA, USA, July 14-17, 2014
  6. M. Mir, T. Kim, A. Majumder, S. C. Liu, M. U. Gillette, S. Stice and G. Popescu, “Emerging behavior in human neural networks measured by quantitative phase imaging”, 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2014
  7. T. Kim, R. Zhou, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, “Label-free 3D imaging using white-light diffraction tomography”, Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014, Manchester, UK, June 30 – July 3, 2014
  8. M. Mir, T. Kim, A. Majumder, S. Stice and G. Popescu, “Label-free characterization of self-organizing neural networks”, Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014, Manchester, UK, June 30 – July 3, 2014
  9. T. Kim, C. Edwards, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, “Quantitative phase imaging using programmable illumination patterns”, Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014, Manchester, UK, June 30 – July 3, 2014
  10. T. Kim, C. Edwards, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, “Spatial light interference microscopy with programmable illumination patterns”, Biomedical Optics (BIOMED), Miami, FL, USA, April 26-30, 2014.
  11. T. Kim, R. Zhou, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, “White-light diffraction tomography (WDT) of live cells”, Biomedical Optics (BIOMED), Miami, FL, USA, April 26-30, 2014.
  12. B. Bhaduri, M. Mir, R. Wang, T. Kim, G. Popescu, A. Majumder, S. Stice, V. Chan, R. Raman and R. Bashir, “Measuring emergent behaviors at the cellular level using quantitative phase imaging”, NSF-STC: Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), Atlanta, GA, USA, June 3, 2013.
  13. T. Kim and G. Popescu, “Halo-free phase contrast microscopy,” Engineering Conferences International, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, June 2-5, 2013.
  14. T. Kim, R. Zhou, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, “White light diffraction tomography of unlabeled live cells,” Engineering Conferences International, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA, June 2-5, 2013.
  15. T. Kim and G. Popescu, “Phase derivative microscopy for label0free imaging of dynamic biological structures”, Imaging at Illinois: The Next Generation, Urbana, IL, USA, June 1, 2012.
  16. T. Kim and G. Popescu, “Phase derivative microscopy for label-free imaging of dynamic biological structures”, Biomedical Optics (BIOMED), Miami, FL, USA, April 28-May 2, 2012.