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Contact Information:

UIC – Department of Chemical Engineering, 810 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL 60607

Office: 213 CEB

Lab Website: Nanofluidics Laboratory

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PhD in Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech.), USA  (2007)

 M.S in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA (2004)

M.Sc in Polymer Science and Engineering Chungnam National University, South Korea (1999)

B.Sc in Polymer Science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, South Korea (1997)

Mass transport in nanofluidics

Nano- and micro-engineered membrane technologies for gas separation, water purification, biomolecules separation, protective fabrics, and energy production/conversion.

2013 – Physical and Life Sciences Directorate Award, “The Development of New Materials that Repels Chemical and Biological Agents using a Novel Carbon Nanotube Fabrics”, LLNL

2010 – R&D 100 Editors Choice Award, “Ultrapermeable Carbon Nanotube Membranes”

2005 – GRDP (Graduate Research & Develop Program) Award, Virginia Tech

2004 – Pratt Fellowship, Virginia Tech

Media coverage :

‘Scientist Work on Snakeskin-like Bio-warfare Suit’, Redding.com, January 28, 2013

‘Livermore Researchers Developing Snakeskin-like Smart Uniforms’, San Jose Mercury News, January 25, 2013

‘Snakeskin for Soldiers Repels Chemical Attacks’, Fox News, October 31, 2012

‘New Military Apparel Repels Chemical and Biological Agents’, LLNL press release, October 17, 2012

‘Going with A Faster Flow’, R&D Magazine, August 11, 2010

‘LLNL Licenses CNT Technology’, Physorg.com, November 11, 2009

Patents

  1. S. Kim, P. Naraghi-Arani, L. Megan, “Filtration Device for Rapid Separation of Biological Particles from Complex Matrices”, U.S. Patent Application No. 14/874,326, Assigned to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
  2. P. Hoeprich and S. Kim, “Electrochemical Flow-Cell for Hydrogen Production and Nicotinamide Dependent Target Reduction, and Related Methods and Systems”, US. Patent Application No. 14/485474, September 12, 2014, Assigned to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
  3. M. Worsley, J. H. Satucher, S. Kucheyev, S. Charnavanichborikarn, J. D. Colvin, T. E. Felter, S. Kim, M. Merrill, and C. Orme, “Nanoporous Metal-Carbon Composite”, US. Patent Application No. 14/485474, September 12, 2014, Assigned to Lawerence Livermore National Security, LLC.
  4. R. Revanur, V. Lulevich, I. J. Roh, J. E. Klare, S. Kim, A. Noy, and O. Bakajin, Membranes having aligned 1-D nanoparticles in a matrix layer for improved fluid separation, US2012241371-A1, March 25, 2011, Assigned to Porifera Inc.
  5. O. Bakajin, A. Noy, F. Fornasiero, H. Park, J. Holt and S. Kim, Membranes with Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Pores for Selective Transport, PCT International Application, PCT/US2009/045675, May 29, 2009, Assigned to Lawerence Livermore National Security, LLC.
  6. E. Marand and S. Kim, Method for Making Oriented Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nano-Composite Membranes. PCT International Application PCT/US07/77442, November 27, 2008, Assigned to Virginia Tech.
  7. E. Marand and S. Kim, Ordered Mesoporous Silica Mixed Matrix Membranes, and Production Methods for Making Mesoporous Silica Mixed Matrix Membranes, US. Patent Application, US20070022877 A1, February 1, 2007, Assigned to Virginia Tech.

Book Chapters

  1. O. Bakajin, A. Noy, F. Fornasiero, C. P. Grigoropoulos, J. K. Holt, J. In, S. Kim, H. Park, Nanofluidic Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Applications for Water Purification and Desalination, Nanotechnology for Water Quality, Eds: N. Savage, et al., William Andrew Publishers, 2008.

Peer- Reviewed Publications

  1. S. Kim*, D. Dehlinger, J. Pena, M. Shusteff, N. M. Collette, M. E. Sheikh, M. Davenport, P. Naraghi-Arani, and E. Wheeler, “Functionalized Membrane Incorporated Microfluidic Viral Filtering System”, in preparation, 2015
  2. R. Castellano, C. Akin, G. Giraldo, S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, and J. Shan, “Electrokinetic of Scalable, “Electric-Field-Assisted Fabrication of Vertically Aligned Carbon-Nanotube/Polymer Composites”, J. Applied Physics, 117, 214306, 2015
  3. S. Kim*, F. Fornasiero, H. G. Park, J. B. In, E. Meshot, G. Giraldo, M. Stadermann, M. Fireman, J. Shan, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and O. Bakajin, “Fabrication of Flexible, Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Membranes by In-situ Polymerization”, Journal of Membrane Science, 460, 91-98, 2014
  4. Lulevich, S. Kim, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and A. Noy, “Frictionless sliding of ssDNA in a carbon nanotube pore observed by single molecule force spectroscopy”, Nano Letters, 11, 1171-1176, 2011, cited 24 times
  5. F. Fornasiero, S. Kim, J. In, H. Park, J. K. Holt, M. Stadermann, M. Wang, C. P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, and O.Bakajin, “pH-Tunable Ion Selectivity in Carbon Nanotube Pores for Single and Binary Salt Solutions”, Langmuir, 26, 14848-14853, 2010, cited 24 times
  6. S. Kim, and E. Marand, High Permeability Nano-Composite Membranes Based on Mesoporous MCM-41 Nanoparticles in Polysulfone Matrix, Micro. Meso. Mater., 114, 129-136, 2008, cited 48 times
  7. P. Kumar, S. Kim, J. Ida, and V. V. Guliants, Polyethyleneimine-Modified MCM-48 Membranes: Effect of Water Vapor and Feed Concentration on N2/CO2 Selectivity, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 201-208, 2008, cited 30 times
  8. S. Kim, J. R. Jinschek, H. Chen, D. S. Sholl, and E. Marand, Scalable Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for High Flux Gas Transport, Nano Lett., 7, 2806-2811, 2007, cited 115 times
  9. S. Kim, L. Chen, K. Johnson, and E. Marand, Gas Transport Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube/Polysulfone Nano-Composite Membranes, J. Membr. Sci, 294, 147-158, 2007, cited 133 times
  10. P. Kumar, J. Ida, S. Kim, V. V. Guliants, and J.Y.S. Lin, Ordered mesoporous membranes: Effects of support and surfactant removal conditions on membrane quality, J. Membr. Sci, 279, 539-537, 2006, cited 32 times
  11. T.W. Pechar, S. Kim, B. Vaughan, E. Marand, V. Baranauskas, J. Riffle, H. K. Jeong, and M. Tsapatsis, Preparation and Characterization of a Poly(imide siloxane) and Zeolite L Mixed Matrix Membrane, J. Membr. Sci, 277, 210-218, 2006, cited 54 times
  12. T.W. Pechar, S. Kim, B. Vaughan, E. Marand, M. Tsapatsis, H. K. Jeong, and C. J. Cornelius, Fabrication and Characterization of Polyimide-Zeolite L Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations, J. Membr. Sci, 277, 195-202, 2006, cited 92 times
  13. S. Kim, T.W. Pechar, and E.Marand, Poly(imide siloxane) and Carbon Nanotube Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation, Desalination, 192, 330-339, 2006, cited 160 times
  14. S. Kim, J. Ida, V. V. Guliants, and E. Marand, Polysulfone and Mesoporous Molecular Sieve MCM-48 Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations, Chem. Mater. 18, 1149-1155, 2006, cited 59 times
  15. S. Kim, J. Ida, V. V. Guliants, and J.Y.S. Lin, Tailoring Pore Properties of MCM-48 Silica for Selective Adsorption of CO2, J. Phys. Chem. B. 109, 6287-6293, 2005, cited 202 times
  16. S. Kim, J. Ida, V. V. Guliants, and J.Y.S. Lin, Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Membrane for the Separation of Carbon Dioxide, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 4, 21-31, 2004.
  17. M.-S. Chun, S.I. Kim and O. Park, Orientation and Partitioning Behavior of Dilute Rodlike Polyelectrolyte Suspensions within Confined Slit Channels, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 205, 261-271, 2002.
  18. S. I. Kim and J. Liu, Molecular Modeling of Bisphenol-A Polycarbonate and Tetramethyl Bisphenol-A Polycarbonate, Korea Polymer Journal (Macromolecular Research), 9(3): 129-142, 2001.
  19. S. I. Kim, J. Liu, et al., Synthesis and Characterization of Stereospecific 1-Propargyl-2- (dimethoxymethyl)-1-cyclohexanols, Archives of Pharmacal Research. 23(2): 104-111,2000.

Selected Presentations

Invited:

  1. ‘Fluid Transport in Carbon Nanotube Channels’, IBM Almaden Research Center, April 2011
  2. ‘High Flux/Selectivity Nanocomposite Membranes’, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), April 2009
  3. ‘Gas Transport Properties through Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Membranes’, MRS fall meeting, December 2008
  4. ‘High Permeability/High Diffusivity Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations”, University of Colorado, June 2007
  5. ‘Scalable Fabrication of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes’, Millipore Corporation, August 2007

Conference (from 2007):

  1. S. Kim and F. Fornasiero, “Novel methods for the fabrication of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube membranes”, 2014 ICOM, Suzhou, China, July 20-25, 2014
  2. S. Kim, J. Pena, E. Meshot, N. Bui, S. Guo, K.J. Wu, and F. Fornasiero, “Bio-protective properties of highly breathable carbon nanotube fabrics”, 2014 ICOM, Suzhou, China, July 20-25, 2014
  3. S. Kim, E. Meshot, S. Guo, K. J. Wu, F. Fornasiero, H. Gibson, and P. Gibson, “High performance protective fabrics based on carbon nanotube membranes”, 2014 MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, April 21-25, 2014
  4. S. Kim and F. Fornasiero, “Breathable and protective fabrics based on CNT membranes” at the 2013 North American Membrane Society meeting, Boise, June 8-12, 2013
  5. S. Kim, H. G. Park, F. Fornasiero, J. B. In, and O. Bakajin “Mixed gas transport studies through vertically aligned CNT membranes” at the 2013 North American Membrane Society meeting, Boise, June 8-12, 2013
  6. S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, H. G. Park, J. B. In, M. Fireman, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and O. Bakajin, “Fabrication of Flexible, Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Membranes by In-situ Polymerization”, North American Membrane Society Conference, Washington D.C., Jul 17-22, 2010
  7. S. Kim, H. Park, J. In, F. Fornasiero, A. Noy, and O. Bakajin, “Gas Transport through Carbon Nanotube Membranes”, Gordon Research Conference, New London, NH, Aug 10-15, 2008
  8. S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, H. Park, J. In, J. K. Holt, A. Noy, and O. Bakajin, “Mixed Gas Transport through Sub 2 nm Carbon Nanotube Membranes”, ICOM 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 12-18, 2008
  9. S. Kim, H. Park, J. In, F. Fornasiero, J. K. Holt, A. Noy, and O. Bakajin, “Mixed Gas Transport Studies through Carbon Nanotube Membranes”, 2008 MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 24-28, 2008.
  10. S. Kim and E. Marand, “Ordered Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nano-composite Membranes for Gas Separation”, 2007 MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9-13, 2007
  11. S. Kim and E. Marand, “Mesoporous Nanoparticles and Polymer Nano-composite Membranes: High Flux and Permeability”, 2007 MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9-13, 2007