Thomas Kyoung-Ho Kim


  • B.S. Astronomy and Space Science, Chungbuk National University, 2012
  • M.S.  Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2017

Research Interest:

  • ​Radial and latitudinal evolution of multi-species ion distribution function and plasma parameters in Jupiter’s plasma sheet
  • Investigation on ion heating mechanisms in Jupiter’s magnetosphere
  • Theory and application of the kappa distribution on space plasmas
  • Simulation and calibration on electrostatic analyzer (ESA) and carbon-foil based time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometers

Fellowships and Recognitions:

  • Best General Science Poster at the 2016 GEM Summer Workshop


  • Method to Derive Ion Properties from Juno JADE Including Abundance Estimates for O+ and S2+
  • Jovian High‐Latitude Ionospheric Ions: Juno In Situ Observations
  • R. C. Allen, C. P. Paranicas, F. Bagenal, S. K. Vines, D. C. Hamilton, F. Allegrini, G. Clark, P. A. Delamere, T. K. Kim, S. M. Krimigis, D. G. Mitchell, T. H. Smith, and R. J. Wilson ‘Energetic Oxygen and Sulfur Charge States in the Outer Jovian Magnetosphere: Insights from the Cassini Jupiter Flyby’, Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, Submitted

Thesis Advisor: Robert Ebert

Candidacy: 2017