Dr. Kyuil Cho

Assistant Professor of Physics
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Dr. Cho joined the Department of Physics at Hope College in fall 2022. Before coming to Hope, he worked at Ames Laboratory for 11 years to conduct low-temperature research in unconventional superconductors such as Fe-based and Copper-Oxide superconductors. His current research is focused on revealing the energy gap of unconventional superconductors. In particular, he is very interested in using the local particle accelerator located at the campus of Hope College to study the effect of high energy particles on the superconducting energy gap. Dr. Cho is a member of the American Physical Society (Division of Condensed Matter Physics).

Areas of Expertise

  • Low temperature experimental investigation on unconventional superconductors
  • Effect of particle irradiation on the physical and magnetic properties of superconductors
  • Quantum phase transition


  • Ph.D., condensed matter physics, Clark University, 2009
  • M.S., physics, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2000
  • B.S., physics, Hanyang University, South Korea, 1998

Previous Positions

  • Senior research associate, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2022
  • Assistant scientist, Ames Laboratory, 2014–2021
  • Postdoctoral research associate, Ames Laboratory 2010–2014
  • Postdoctoral research associate, NHMFL 2009–2010

Selected Publications

Full list of publications available via Google Scholar.

Outside the College

Dr. Cho enjoys playing basketball and tennis. He also enjoys various music, playing the guitar and singing songs. Most of his spare time is spent playing with his two kids.

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Dr. Kyuil Cho

Phone Number616.395.7507

VanderWerf Hall Room 233 27 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423
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