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Dr Judy Kim

Deputy Theme Director, Correlated Imaging

University of Oxford

Judy Kim is the Deputy Director of Correlative Imaging at the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford.

Her work brings together the new developments in transmission electron microscopy with practical application in beam-sensitive biological materials. Judy’s work with the CI team pushes the boundaries of what is possible using:

  • Defocused-probe ptychographic imaging for high-contrast, high-resolution, large field of view scans of nanostructures internalised in cells
  • Microsecond resolution in situ TEM videos of membrane dynamics in liquid flow cells
  • Electron X-ray Dispersive Spectroscopy in conjunction with scanning techniques for elemental maps of markers in cells or on chromosomes

Judy has a special interest in the various forms of in situ TEM and pushing the current boundaries of temporal resolution using novel optical setups, modified electron sources and modern detectors for application towards radiation sensitive materials.

Her previous projects at the University of Oxford, focused on technique development using monochromation and aberration correction for characterization of energy and 2D materials. Her PhD work at the University of California, Davis contributed to the development of a Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope where she was awarded a Lawrence Scholar Program Fellowship from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her study on exothermic nanolaminate reactions led to the first publication of nanosecond + nanometer scale images and was awarded the Zuhair Munir Best Dissertation Award. She has also received the R&D 100 Award in 2008 and the Microscopy Today Innovation Award 2010 for her development work on the DTEM.

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