Young Jo Kim

of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering
Phone: (603) 862-2298
Office: Chemical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W307, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • B.S., Sogang University

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biopolymeric Materials
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Surface Science
  • Water Pollution

Courses Taught

  • BENG/CHE 762/862: Biomedical Engineering
  • CHE 602: Heat Transfer&Unit Operations
  • CHE 695: Chemical Engineering Project
  • CHE 744/844: Corrosion
  • CHE 761/861: Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 900: Seminar
  • CHE 915: Heat Transfer
  • CHE 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience

Selected Publications

Tian, Z., Wu, G., Libby, M., Wu, K., Jeong, K. J., & Kim, Y. J. (2023). Synthesis of biologically derived poly(pyrogallol) nanofibers for antibacterial applications.. J Mater Chem B, 11(15), 3356-3363. doi:10.1039/d3tb00312d

Eliato, T. R., Smith, J. T., Tian, Z., Kim, E. -S., Hwang, W., Andam, C. P., & Kim, Y. J. (2021). Melanin pigments extracted from horsehair as antibacterial agents. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 9(6), 1536-1545. doi:10.1039/d0tb02475a

Tian, Z., Hwang, W., & Kim, Y. J. (2019). Mechanistic understanding of monovalent cation transport in eumelanin pigments. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 7(41), 6355-6361. doi:10.1039/c9tb01211g

Kim, Y. J., Choi, J., & Kim, E. -S. (2019). Removal of Heavy Metal Ion in Wastewater by Dendritic Nano-Structured Complex Material. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19(2), 1010-1013. doi:10.1166/jnn.2019.15960

Kim, E. -S., Kim, Y. J., & Choi, J. (2017). Biological Fixed Film. Water Environment Research, 89, 1047-1065.

Kim, Y. J., Khetan, A., Wu, W., Chun, S. -E., Viswanathan, V., Whitacre, J. F., & Bettinger, C. J. (2016). Evidence of Porphyrin-Like Structures in Natural Melanin Pigments Using Electrochemical Fingerprinting. Advanced Materials.

Kwon, I. S., Kim, Y. J., Klosterman, L., Forssell, M., Fedder, G. K., & Bettinger, C. J. (2016). In vitro electrochemical characterization of polydopamine melanin as a tissue stimulating electrode material. Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Park, H. -A., Kim, Y. J., Kwon, I. S., Klosterman, L., & Bettinger, C. J. (2016). Lithium purification from aqueous solutions using bioinspired redox active melanin membranes. Polymer International.

Kim, Y. J., Sun, X., Jones, J. E., Lin, M., Yu, Q., & Li, H. (2015). Surface modification of SERS substrates with plasma-polymerized trimethylsilanenanocoating. Applied Surface Science.

Nateé Johnson, C. B. (2015). Bio-Inspired pH Responsive Hydrogels for Programmed Activation of Electrochemical Storage Systems in Biology. Biophysical Journal, 108.

Most Cited Publications