Young Jo Kim

of Chemical Engineering
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 410: Energy and Environment
  • CHE 602: Heat Transfer&Unit Operations
  • CHE 695: Chemical Engineering Project
  • CHE 722/822: Introduction to Microfluidics
  • CHE 744/844: Corrosion
  • CHE 761/861: Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 762: Biomedical Engineering
  • CHE 762/862: Biomedical Engineering
  • CHE 822: Introduction to Microfluidics
  • CHE 900: Seminar
  • CHE 915: Heat Transfer
  • CHE 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Chemical Engineering
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemical Engr

Selected Publications

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., Choi, J. C., & Kim, E. -S. (n.d.). Removal of heavy metal ion in wastewater by dendritic nano-structured complex material. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Kim, Y. J., Wu, W., Chun, S. -E., Whitacre, J. F., & Bettinger, C. J. (2014). Electrochemical Storage: Catechol-Mediated Reversible Binding of Multivalent Cations in Eumelanin Half-Cells (Adv. Mater. 38/2014). Advanced Materials, 26, 6521.

Most Cited Publications