Dr. Jin U. Kang holds joint appointments in electrical and computer engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and in dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Jacob Suter Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of the department.
Dr. Kang’s areas of research include optical imaging and sensing, raman and fluorescence spectroscopy, optoelectronic devices, fiber optic devices for medical applications, fiber lasers for sensors and communications, and endoscopic optical coherence tomography.
He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Western Washington University. He completed a master’s degree and received his Ph.D. at the School of Optics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1998, he was a research engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory.
Dr. Kang’s research is related to fiber optic devices and biophotonics for medicine, including pioneering a real-time, ultrafast optical coherence tomography, 3-D imaging and sensing system for guided surgical intervention.
Dr. Kang has published over 100 journal papers and 150 conference publications, and has given numerous invited talks at international conferences. He has chaired photonics conference sessions and programs for the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO) and SPIE conferences. He was a topical editor of Optics Letters, Optical Society of America (OSA) is a fellow of the International Society of Photonic Engineers, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Optical Society of America.