Kim Doojin, AKPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Congratulations to Dr. Doojin Kim, recipient of the The Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) Outstanding Young Researcher Award for 2016. Kim, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida with Dr. Konstantin Matchev's group, received his PhD in 2013 from the University of Maryland. He was also recipient of the prestigious LHC-Theory Initiative fellowships twice, as a postdoc (2013-2016) and a graduate student (2012-2013). A theoretical particle physicist with emphasis on state-of-the-art calculations on determination of dark matter stability at the at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (LHC), which have been adopted and tested by experimental collaborations, Kim is also playing an important role in the interpretation of findings of the LHC experiments and in guiding future research directions. These efforts make Kim a tremendous asset to the high energy physics community in the LHC era as well as one of the most promising young particle phenomenologists in the United States.