Kyunkyu (Richard) Kim

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Currently associated in the Bao Research (Prof.Zhenan Bao) at Stanford University.

Main researches concentrate on developing augmented electronics for human-machine interaction based on nano materials and fabrication combined with machine intelligence.


Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2021.09-Present)
Bao Research (, Prof.Zhenan Bao, Stanford University,
Postdoctoral Fellow (2021.03-2021.09)
Soft Robotics Research Center (SRRC,, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Project: Skin-sensors combined with machine intelligence
Graduate Research Assistant  (2014-2021)
ANTS lab,, Advisor : Seung Hwan Ko, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
-Soft neuromorphic electronics
-Deep-learned skin sensors
-Laser fabricated three-dimensional electronics
-Nano material synthesis (Nanowire, nanoparticles) and transparent electronics/sensors
Undergraduate  Researcher (2012 – 2014)
Nanomaterial, Nanomanufacturing and Nanodevice Lab, Advisor: Chang Soo Han
Project: CNT, AgNW based highly stretchable electrode

Degree & Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2016 – March 2021)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea ANTS Lab (Advisor : Prof. Seung Hwan Ko)
(Thesis title: Augmented skin electronics for human-machine interaction based on laser nano structuring and machine intelligence)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2014 – 2016)
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, ANTS Lab (Advisor : Prof. Seung Hwan Ko)
(Thesis : Highly Sensitive and Stretchable Multidimensional Strain Sensor)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2010 – 2014)
Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Graduation with Great Honor
Daejeon Science High School, Daejeon, Korea (2008-2009)
One-year early graduation

Honor & Awards

  • MIT Innovators Under 35, 2022, Korea
  • Post-Doctoral Overseas Training Fellowship granted by National Foundation of Korea (3 years of funding in Strategic Field: Intelligent Semiconductor/Advanced Materials)
  • 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Seoul National University
  • 2020 Seoul National University Youlchon AI Honorable Mention (top 10 entry)
  • Naver AI gitHackerthon Competition 2019, Entered the top 40 entry
  • OSA (The Optical Society) Best Student Paper Prize (3rd)
  • Global PhD Fellowship 2017 granted by the National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Scholarship for academic excellence, Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, 2010-2012
  • 55th National Science Exhibition (participated by 1,720 teams Awarded the 1st Prize by the
    President of South Korea, Lee M.B, 2009)
  • V-th Asian Pacific Astronomy Olympiad, 2nd Prize medal, 2009

Skills & Certificate

  • Machine intelligence : Python, Pytorch, Tensorflow
  • Development tools & Other Languages : CSS COMSOL/Ansys, C/C++ code composer studio, LabVIEW, Arduino
  • Certificate:  * Certificate of LabVIEW course Programming certified by National Instruments (NI)

Weekly meeting in machine intelligence, with DSHS (2019.04~Present)

  • 2019~ Reinforcement learning #1
  • 2020~ Generative Deep learning
  • 2020~ Reinforcement learning #2
  • 2021~ Deep Multi-task learning
  • 2021~ API processing

2019. Reinforcement Learning

2020. Naver AI gitHackerthon

2020~ Online after COVID outbreak