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Sang Joon Kim

EDUCATION  
1982 State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D., Astronomy
1975 Seoul National University, BS

EXPERIENCE
1994 - 2008   Professor, Dept. of Astronomy and Space Science 
                   Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Kyunggido, Korea
2004 - 2005   Chairman of the Korean Astronomical Society
1986 - 1994   Research Faculty at the Astronomy Department of the
                   University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
1984 - 1994   Astronomer, a senior scientist at NASA/GSFC Greenbelt, MD 20770
1983 - 1984   Research Associate at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)


RESEARCH INTERESTS  
Prof. Kim's major research interests are in Planetary Atmospheres, Visible, Infrared and Radio Spectroscopy, Infrared Auroral Activities, Cometary Sciences, and Artificial Satellite Tracking Technology.  Over the past ~30 years he has been involved in observations of planetary objects and data analyses of spacecraft data particularly from Voyager, Galileo, and recently Cassini; and published more than 100 scientific papers in major journals. In 1997, Dr. Kim started working on the construction of artificial satellite tracking system at Kyung Hee University.


AWARDS (1997-2008)
2006 Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology
1997 Excellent Scientific Paper Award, The Ministry of Science and Technology.
1983 NRC Research Associateship Award, 1983


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS
Korean Astronomical Society
Korean Space Science Society
American Astronomical Society (Division of Planetary Society)

Past Activity
Member of a group sound, Echoes,
Seoul National University, 1972
(see attached picture below)