Kyekyoon Kim

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliate, Bioengineering; Materials Science and Engineering;
Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
Director, Thin Film and Charged Particle Research Laboratory

Nanomaterials for biomedical research

Our group investigates multi-modality contrast agents based on nanoparticles for targeted cancer imaging and treatment; generation of uniform micro- and nano-spheres and mirocapsules of precisely controlled size, shell thickness, charge and porosity for biomedical and other applications; charged liquid cluster beam generation and application to fabrication of highly structured thin films, nanoparticles, nanofibers and in-situ pattern generation; growth of group-III nitride semiconductors and fabrication of power electronic devices using plasma-assisted MBE; development of novel techniques for thin film deposition and fabrication of nanotubes, nanofibers and nanowires using plasmas, charged particles, electrostatic spraying, CVD and their combinations; novel flat panel displays including FED and OLED.

Representative Publications

Yin-Chuan Jin, Seung-Woo Kim, Felice Cheng, Joo-Hyun Shin, Jin-Kuen Park, Sanghyun Lee, Jung-Eun Lee, Pyung-Lim Han, Minhyung Lee, Kyekyoon (Kevin) Kim, Hyungsoo Choi, Ja-Kyeong Lee, "The effect of biodegradable gelatin microspheres on the neuroprotective effects of high mobility group box 1 A box in the postischemic brain," Biomaterials 32 (2011) 899-908.

Hui-Chan Seo, Shankar Sivaramakrishnan, Jian-Min Zuo, Liang Pang, Philip T. Krein, Kyekyoon(Kevin) Kim, "Interface analysis of Ti/Al/Ti/Au Ohmic contacts with regrown n+-GaN layers using molecular beam epitaxy," Surface and Interface Analysis, DOI 10.1002/sia.3758(2011).

Hunter McDaniel, Philip Edward Heil, Cheng-Lin Tsai, Kyekyoon (Kevin) Kim, and Moonsub Shim, "Integration of Type II Nanorod Heterostructures into Photovoltaics," ACS Nano 5, 7677(2011).

Liang Pang and Kyekyoon (Kevin) Kim, "Bimodal gate-dielectric deposition for improved performance of AlGaN/GaN metal-oxide-semiconductor high-electron-mobility transistors," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45(2012) 045105

Liang Pang, Yaguang Lian, Dong-Seok Kim, Jung-Hee Lee, and Kyekyoon Kim,"AlGaN/GaN MOSHEMT With High-Quality Gate-SiO2 Achieved by Room-Temperature Radio Frequency Magnetron Sputtering,IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 59, no. 10, October 2012.

In-Yong Kim, P.L.Pusey,Y. Zhao, S.S. Korban, H. Choi, K. Kim,"•Controlled release of Pantoea agglomerans E325 for biocontrol of fire blight disease of apple," J. Controlled Release,161(2012) 109-115; doi:10.1016/j.j conrel.2012.03.028 (2012).

Liang Pang, H.-C. Seo, K. Kim,"Transfer printing of flexible hybrid inductor-capacitor filters via pre- etched silicon-on-insulator mother wafer,"• Appl. Phys. Lett., in press (2012).

Philip Edward Heil, Hyunmin Kang, Hyungsoo Choi, and Kyekyoon(Kevin) Kim,"Effects of controlled surface treatment on titanium dioxide electrode nanostructure for dye-sensitized solar cells,” Appl. Phys. A 112(2013) 371-380.

Gulsim Kulsharova, Matthew Lee, Felice Cheng, Munima Haque, Hyungsoo Choi, Kyekyoon Kim, William D. O'Brien, Jr, and G. Logan Liu, "In vitro and in vivo imaging of peptide-encapsulated polymer nanoparticles for cancer biomarker activated drug delivery," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 12(2013)304-310.

Yinchuan Jin, In-Yong Kim, Il-Doo Kim, Hye-Kyung Lee, Jin-Young Park, Pyung-Lim Han, Kyekyoon Kevin Kim, Hyungsoo Choi, Ja-Kyeong Lee, "Biodegradable gelatin microspheres enhance the neuroprotective potency of osteopontin via quick and sustained release in the post-ischemic brain," Acta Biomaterialia 10 (2014)3126-3135.

Elizabeth Joachim, Il-Doo Kim, Yinchuan Jin, Kyekyoon (Kevin) Kim, Ja-Kyeong Lee and Hyungsoo Choi,"Gelatin nanoparticles enhance the neuroprotective effects of intranasally administered osteopontin in rat ischemic stroke model,"Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res. (2014) 4:395–399; DOI 10.1007/s13346-014- 0208-9