Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research: Synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials, nano-engineered composite materials, modeling of nanomaterial nucleation and growth in reactive thermofluids, thermal plasma technologies for energy and the environment.


Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Seoul National University in 2005. He is a Research Officer at National Research Council Canada (NRC). With growing interest in energy, materials, and the environment, his research interest has focused on the development of new plasma technologies for renewable energy production, advanced nanomaterial synthesis, and thermo-chemical conversion of low-valued materials into value-added materials.

In 2009, he joined in NRC and is working on the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, graphene and boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). By leading the research at NRC, Dr. Kim recently made a seminal breakthrough in synthesis of BNNTs in bulk and demonstrated world's first pilot-scale production (ACS Nano 2014, also spotlighted by C&EN News, and commercialized with TEKNA in 2015), which helped place NRC as a world-leader in nanotechnology.

In recognition of his excellence in science and technology, Dr. Kim is a recipient of Public Service Award of Excellence 2015 in scientific contribution from the Government Canada (by Governor General, David Johnston) and named as the Engineer of the Year by the Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (2016). Dr. Kim has published over 30 journal papers and delivered over 25 invited/oral talks in many international conferences.