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Eun Sok Kim

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Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Department Chair of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics


  • 1990, PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1987, Masters, EECS, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1982, Bachelors, EECS, University of California at Berkeley


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1990, UC, Berkeley, CA..

Eun Sok Kim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982, 1987, and 1990, respectively. His doctoral dissertation was on the integrated microphone with LSI CMOS on a single chip.

In Fall 1999, he joined the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. From Spring 1991 to Fall 1999, he worked at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) as an assistant professor for the first 4.5 years and then as an associate professor. He worked at IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA, NCR Corp., San Diego, CA, and Xicor Inc., Milpitas, CA as a co-op student, design engineer, and summer-student engineer, respectively.
Dr. Kim serves on the editorial board for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. He has been awarded a Research Initiation Award (FY 91-93) and a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (FY 95-99) by National Science Foundation. He received Outstanding EE Faculty of the Year Award (voted by UH IEEE student chapter) in May 1996.

Research Summary

(1) microfluidic systems (for biomedical technologies) using self-focusing acoustic transducers and dome-shaped-diaphragm transducers, (2) hearing/listening aid devices using silicon-based miniature microphone and microspeaker, (3) underwater acoustic imaging system and medical imaging system using an array of hydrophones and ultrasonic transducers, (4) piezoelectrically actuated microcantilevers for optical applications, (5) bulk-acoustic-wave resonators for high-frequency (> GHz) filter and oscillator applications.


  • 1982 University of California at Berkeley B.S. EECS with High Honors
  • 1991 National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award
  • 1995 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 1996 Institute of Physics (IOP) Fellow of Professional Society
  • 1996 IEEE Student Chapter of U. of Hawaii Teaching Award
  • 2007 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award
  • 2011 IEEE Fellow of Professional Society
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

  • PHE 612
  • Charles Lee Powell Hall
  • 3737 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 271

  • (213) 740-4697

  • eskim@usc.edu

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