Toward Scientific Challenges and Engineering Solutions
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
USTAR Professor, University of Utah
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, BioEngineering
Prof. Kim is a
recipient of the
-NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award (2012) and
-DARPA Young Faculty Award (2011).
He is a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of
-MEMS 2013 (www.mems2013.org);
-PowerMEMS 2012 (www.powermems.org);
-Hilton Head Workshop 2012 (www.hh2012.org).
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
SMBB (USTAR Building), Room 3709
36 South Wasatch Drive
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
FAX: (801) 581-5281
Living in the world with overflowing information, a traditional concept of Ph.D., "I am the expert on this little area," might not hold true anymore. Although it might not be like the old days when a philosopher was a doctor, lawyer, politician, mathematician, and physicist at the same time, we might be standing at a turning point of academia requiring us to be able to manage and fuse multiple disciplines and create whole new values that were not possible in narrowly-focused "expert" era. My research philosophy is to continue narrowly-focused pursuit of important scientific challenges, but to create inter-disciplinary engineering solutions, particularly based on micro and nano technology.
Booth and Kim (2012)
Exciting Research Environments and Opportunities in Utah
Despite quiet buzzes, Utah is indeed in the middle of the Nations' steepest rides in its Enegineering Program. The USTAR program recently brought the world's most renowned faculty. We have the largest MEMS/Microsystems Faculty group in any US Universities. The >$150M USTAR building, that includes the state-of-art Nano Fabrication Cleanroom Facility as well as cell-culture and animal testing laboratories, houses my research group. I am truly excited about the wonderful research we can do during the upcoming years! I hope that you see the sizzling excitements and opportunities in Utah, too!
My group is always looking for passionate candidates for open RA and postdoc positions. Although I usually try to meet all those great candidates, I typically cannot extend an offer to everyone due to limited funding and time issues. If you are interested in, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group News (Recent Two Years)[2012 December 28] "Meniscus based pressure sensor" paper is accepted for JMEMS for publication in 2013.
[2012 October 19] Jiyung Son (Ph.D. 2yr) has his paper accepted for MEMS 2013.
[2012 October 19] Mahatasin Azad (Ph.D. 1yr) has his first paper accepted for MEMS 2013.
[2012 August 28] Jiyung Son (Ph.D. 1yr), along with four co-authors, has his paper accepted for PowerMEMS 2012.
[2012 June 21] Jiyung Son (Ph.D. 1yr), along with Hyuntae Kim (MS 2yr), has his first paper accepted for MicroTAS 2012.
[2012 June 21] Ross Booth (Ph.D. 3yr) has his paper accepted for MicroTAS 2012.
[2012 April 24] Ross Booth's accepted paper appears as the inside front cover page on Lab-on-a-chip.
[2012 February 24] Hao-Chieh Hshieh (Ph.D. 1yr) and Mahbubur Rahman (Ph.D. 1yr) have their first conference paper accepted for Hilton Head 2012.
[2012 February 24] Arhatha Bramhanand (MS 2yr) and Mahbubur Rahman (Ph.D. 1yr) have their conference paper accepted for Hilton Head 2012.
[2012 February 17] Ross Booth (Ph.D. 3yr) has his journal paper accepted for Lab-on-chips.
[2012 January 23] Prof. Kim recieved the NSF CAREER Award 2012.
[2012 January 17] The Kim Group moved to the newly-built "USTAR" building.
[2011 September 19] Prof. Kim recieved the DARPA Young Faculty Award 2011.
[2011 September 7] Ross Booth (Ph.D. 2yr) received a CMBS Travel Grant for his trip to MicroTAS 2011.
[2011 September 1] Prof. Kim's work on "DARPA harvests energy from cyborg beetles to keep them brainwashed" is featured at: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/01/darpa-harvests-energy-from-cyborg-beetles-to-keep-them-brainwash/
[2011 August 31] Prof. Kim's work on "Cyborg insects generate power for their own neural control" is featured at: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-cyborg-insects-power-neural.html.
[2011 August 9] Arhatha Bramhanad (MS 2yr) has her first paper accepted for Oral Presentation in PowerMEMS 2011.
[2011 June 30] Ross Booth (Ph.D. 2yr) has his first paper accepted for Oral Presentation in MicroTAS 2011.
[2011 June 30] Hyuntae Kim (MS 1yr) has his paper accepted with Dr. Allan Evan (Pacific Northwestern National Lab.) for MicroTAS 2011.
[2011 February 22] Hyuntae Kim (MS 1yr) has his first paper accepted with Jungwoo Park (MS 2yr) for Transducers 2011.
[2011 February 22] Junghoon Yang (now at LG Chemicals), Hyuntae Kim (MS 1yr), and Jungwoo Park (MS 2yr) have their paper accepted for Transducers 2011.