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Sangil Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering


Building & Room:

248 EIB


929 W. Taylor St, MC 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5149


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Fall 2020 Courses:

  • CHE 501 Fluid Phase Equilibria / Thermo

Research Interests

Mass transport in nanofluidics

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


Selected Publications

  1. T. Wang, J. Jeon, J. Han, J. Kim, C. Bae, S. Kim, “Poly (terphenylene) anion exchange membranes with high conductivity and low vanadium permeability for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs)”, Journal of Membrane Science 598, 117665, 2020
  2. A. Pendse, S. Cetindag, M. Lin, A. Rackovic, R. Debbarma, S. Almassi, B. Chaplin, V. Berry, J. Shan, S. Kim, “ Charged Layered Boron Nitride‐Nanoflake Membranes for Efficient Ion Separation and Water Purification”, Small 15 (49), 1904590, 2019
  3. S. Kim, D. Dehlinger, J. Peña, H. Seol, M. Shusteff, N. Collette, M. Elsheikh, M. Davenport, P. Naraghi-Arani, E. Wheeler, “Virus concentration and purification by a microfluidic filtering system with an integrated PEGylated antifouling membrane”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 23 (1), 9, 2019
  4. T. Wang, S. Moon, D. Hwang, H. Park, J. Lee, S. Kim, YM. Lee, S. Kim, “Selective ion transport for a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) in nano-crack regulated proton exchange membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science 583, 16-22, 2019
  5. S. Kim, P. Naraghi-Arani, L. Megan, “Filtration Device for Rapid Separation of Biological Particles from Complex Matrices”, U.S. Patent 9,861,939, 2018

Notable Honors

2018, Advising Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2013, Physical and Life Sciences Directorate Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2010, 2010 R&D 100 Editors Choice Award "Ultrapermeable Carbon Nanotube Membranes", R&D 100 Award

2004, Pratt Fellowship, Virginia Tech


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)