Jin U. Kang, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2014
For outstanding contributions to the development of fiber-optic sensing and imaging systems for advanced microsurgical tools and real-time intraoperative imaging.

Jin Kang Named Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering

Via Johns Hopkins University Engineering | May 9, 2013

Jin U. Kang, chair and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Jacob Suter Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering as of Jan. 1, 2013.

Kang’s research focuses on fiber optic devices and biophotonics for applications in medicine and sensing. Much of his recent research emphasizes the development of real-time, ultrafast optical coherence tomography, 3-D imaging and sensing systems for guided surgical intervention.

For instance, Kang has recently been working with a retinal specialist at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and with the Hopkins’ Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology to create a “smart” tool system that would help surgeons more accurately and safely perform microsurgery on the delicate and easily damaged retina.