Kyoungchul (KC) Kong

Kyoungchul Kong
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Research Interests: Theoretical Particle Physics
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

Call Me:
Malott Hall, room 6046A
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


2020-present: Professor, University of Kansas

2015-2020: Associate Professor, University of Kansas

2010-2015: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

2009-2010: Research Associate, Theoretical Physics Department, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

2006-2010: Research Associate, Theoretical Physics Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


PhD, University of Florida, 2006


Physics Beyond the Standard Model: collider physics, supersymmetry, extra dimensions, dark matter.

Research interests:

  • Collider Physics
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Quantum Algorithms and Quantum Machine Learning
  • Dark Matter
  • Supersymmetry
  • Extra Dimensions

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

2021: University Scholarly Achievement Award

2011: NSF EPSCoR First Award 

2009: Outstanding Young Research Award (Association of Korean Physicists in America)

2005: Graduate Student Research Award (University of Florida alumni and the New York Times)