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OpTalks 4: Dr. Sejeong Kim
Title: 2D materials for quantum photonics

Our speaker for the OpTalk colloquium will be Dr Sejeong Kim. In 2020, she was appointed as a lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD studies at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014 before holding a post-doctoral position at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research expertise includes photonic cavities, 2D materials, and quantum emitters. Her contribution to the field has been recognised by a series of prizes over the past several years. In 2020, she was a recipient of 30 Rising Stars by the Optical Society of Korea. Dr Kim is participating in many activities to promote STEM careers. Last year, she hosted educational events for school children during the National Science Week and served on a panel with the Korean Minister of Science and Technology, Kiyoung Choi. Dr Kim is currently an APL Photonics Early Career Editorial Advisory Board member.

Part 1. I will present recent work on hBN emitters and their photonic integration on photonic cavities and waveguides.

Part 2. I will talk about my personal career path and share some struggles along the way.
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