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Bonggu Shim


Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy


Bonggu Shim received his PhD in physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and BS in physics from Seoul National University, South Korea in 1997. He joined the Physics Department in August 2012. Shim's research focuses on experimental and theoretical studies of high intensity laser-matter interactions on femtosecond time scales such as high-order harmonic generation and laser filamentation, laser material processing and micromachining for energy storage and solar cell devices, and high power laser design and construction.


  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

  • Experimental research on high intensity, ultrashort laser-matter interactions; (harmonic generation and laser filamentation)
  • Theoretical research on laser-matter interactions using numerical simulations; (nonlinear Schrodinger equation, carrier-resolved unidirectional pulse propagation equation, and nonlinear envelope equation)
  • Research on laser microfabrication of energy storage devices

Teaching Interests

  • Physics
  • Applied physics and astronomy - specializes in:
    • Plasma
    • Laser physics
    • Nonlinear optics

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