Young Jo Kim

Young Jo Kim

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2010

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 2004

Recent Publications


  • Y J Kim, X Sun, J E Jones, M Lin, Q Yu, H Li, Surface modification of SERS substrates with plasmapolymerized trimethylsilane nanocoating, Applied Surface Science 2015 331 346.
  • Y J Kim, W Wu, S-E Chun, J F Whitacre, C J Bettinger, Catechol-mediated reversible binding of multivalent cations in eumelanin half-cells, Advanced Materials 2014 26 6521. **Selected as Front Cover Article

  • H Ding, M Zhong, Y J Kim, P Pholpabu, A balasubramanian, C M Hui, H He, H Yang, K Matyjaszewski, C J Bettinger, Biologically-derived soft conducting hydrogels using heparin-doped polymer networks, ACS Nano 2014 8 4348.

  • Y J Kim, W Wu, S-E Chun, J F Whitacre, C J Bettinger, Biologically derived melanin electrodes in aqueous sodium-ion energy storage devices, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2013 110 20912.

    **Altmetric score of 64 on Dec 2014 (97 percentile of a sample of 86369 of the 88448 tracked articles)

    **Featured in Nature News, “Biodegradable battery could melt inside the body” March 2014

    **Featured in MIT Technology Review, “Biodegradable Batteries” Dec 2013

    **Featured in PNAS First Look, “Future of Edible Electronics” Dec 2013

    **Featured in NewScientist, “Skin Pigment could Power Safe, Implantable Battery” Dec 2013

    **Featured in Gizmodo, “Edible Battery out of Cuttlefish Ink” Dec 2013

    **Featured in Engadget, “Edible Batteries” Dec 2013

  • Y J Kim, S-E Chun, J F Whitacre, C J Bettinger, Self-deployable current source fabricated from edible materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2013 1 3781. **Selected as Cover Article, **Featured in RSC Chemistry World, “Power-up with Edible Electronics” Apr 2013, **Broadcasted in CBS Pittsburgh, “CMU breakthrough” Apr 2013, **Broadcasted in Pittsburgh Trib-Review, “Yummy-for-Tummy Test” Apr 2013, **Featured in Materials360, “Biomedical Devices in the Body” May 2013.

  • Y J Kim, J E Jones, H Li, H Yampara-Iquiseb, G Zheng, C A Carson, M Cooperstock, M Sherman, Q Yu, Three-dimensional (3-D) microfluidic-channel-based DNA biosensor for ultra-sensitive electrochemical detection, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2013 702 72.

  • Y Ji, H Chen, Y J Kim, Q Yu, X Ma, H Ma, Hydrophobic surface effect on heat transfer performance in an oscillating heat pipe, Journal of Heat Transfer 2012 134 074502.

  • Y J Kim, H Ma, Q Yu, Plasma nanocoated carbon nanotubes for heat transfer nanofluids, Nanotechnology 2010 21 295703.

  • E-S Kim, Y J Kim, Q Yu, B Deng, Preparation and characterization of polyamide thin film composite (TFC) membranes on plasma-modified polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), Journal of Membrane Science 2009 344 71.

  • Y J Kim, Q Yu, H Ma, Plasma treatment of nanoparticles for nanofluids, Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 2008.

  • Q Yu, Y J Kim, H Ma, Nanofluids with plasma treated diamond nanoparticles, Applied Physics Letters 2008 92 103111.

  • Q Yu, Y J Kim, H Ma, Plasma treatment of diamond nanoparticles for dispersion improvement in water, Applied Physics Letters 2006 88 231503.




Young Jo Kim
Kingsbury W307
(603) 862-2298