Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering
2098 Dow (Office)
FAX: (734) 763-4788
Biopolymers, molecular biosensors, protein/DNA microarrays, artificial actuators
Kim Research Group Page
|Ph.D.||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Materials Science
|M.S.||Seoul National University (SNU)
|Fiber and Polymer Science||1993|
|B.S.||Seoul National University (SNU)
|Fiber and Polymer Science||1991|
|University of Michigan
Materials Science and Engineering and
Chemical Engineering Department
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Associate Professor, 2009-
California Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2001-2003
|Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Research Scientist, 1994 - 1996
Honors and Awards
|NSF CAREER AWARD, 2007|
|Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Awards for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006|
|American Chemical Society, ICI Award in Applied Polymer Science, 2002|
|IUPAC Award for Young Chemist for the Best Ph.D. Thesis
in the Chemical Science, 2002
|Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award, 2000
|Honorable Mention at Amoco/PPST MIT Poster Competition, 2000|
|Il-Ju Academic Foundation Overseas Graduate Fellowship, Korea, 1996|
|Graduate Fellowship for the Best Graduate Student, 1993|
|Graduation Award for Top Undergraduate Students, SNU, 1991|
|Seoul National University Honors Fellowship for Outstanding Students, 1989-1990
General research interests are molecular design, synthesis, modification, and self-assembly of smart polymers for biomedical and optoelectronic applications, including Biomaterials, Molecular Biosensors, Smart Gels, Optoelectronic Polymers, Conjugated Polymers, Block Copolymers, Organic-inorganic Hybrid Materials, Photovoltaic Cells, and Self-assembly. Currently we are studying the following areas:
Negative Index Materials: This project focuses on the development of metamaterials that exhibit negative refractive index (NRI) at visible/infrared wavelength ranges via the rigid rod-flexible coil block copolymer-directed nanoparticles(NPs) assembly. The unit cell size of metamaterials, defined by the molecular structure of block copolymer and shape/size of NPs, governs their electromagnetic properties. Selective affinity between rod block and NPs can be used to confine the NPs at rod block domain. This simple solution cast method can provide bottom-up assembly for metamaterial and eliminate complicated and tedious fabrication methods.
Biosensors: Sensitivity and selectivity are the most important parameters of a sensor. Nature provides high fidelity in biosynthesis. The unique combination of this specificity of the bio-system and the tunable properties of synthetic polymers would be a promising direction toward molecular sensors with high selectivity and sensitivity. We are developing molecular biosensors through bio-/synthetic hybrid systems.
Photovoltaic Cells: Much effort has been made to convert abundant solar energy into useful electricity. The solar cells made of inorganic semiconductors require stringent manufacturing processes and high cost that are not suitable for large area application. Conjugated polymer (CP)-based solar cells are attractive alternatives due to easy processability and the tunable optoelectronic properties. Hybrid composites of conjugated block copolymers and inorganic nanoparticles are currently under investigation.
ARO MURI: Conducting Tissue Scaffolds for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration and Repair
Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM): Designer Polymers for Surface Energy Reduction to Facilitate Demolding Process of Microimprinting
DOE Frontier Energy Center: Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion in Complex Materials
Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM): High Refractive Index Polymers for Optoelectronic Device Applications
National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS): Highly Selective and Self-Signaling Colorimetric and Amperometric Polydiacetylene Biosensors and Sensor Arrays
NSF DMR: CAREER: Self-signaling and Signal Amplifying Conjugated Polymer Biosensors and Sensor Arrays
Center for Chemical Genomics - Thermo Fisher: Polydiacetylene-based Self-signal Amplifying Protein Sensors and Microarrays
ACS PRF: Origin of Mechanochromism in Polydiacetylene Compound
AFOSR MURI: 3-dimensional Negative Index Materials
NSF: Highly Sensitive, Selective, Self-signal Amplifying Molecular DNA Sensors
NSF: Investigation and Fabrication of Synthetic Gecko Tapes - mimicking biological structures at the nanoscale
Onas Bolton, Kangwon Lee, Hyong-Jun Kim, Kevin Lin, Jinsang Kim “Activating Efficient Phosphorescence from Metal-free Organics by Crystal Design” Nature Chemistry 2011, 3, 205. (with Cover “Lighting up organic phosphors”)
David Bilby, Bong-Gi Kim, Jinsang Kim “Recent Design Strategies for Polymer Solar Cell Materials” invited article Pure and Applied Chemistry 2011, 83, 127.
Jiseok Lee, Eun Jeong Jeong, Jinsang Kim “Selective and Sensitive Detection of Melamine by Intra/Inter Liposomal Interaction of Polydiacetylene Liposomes” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 358.
Kangwon Lee, Laura K. Povlich, Jinsang Kim “Recent Advances in Fluorescent and Colorimetric Conjugated Polymer-based Biosensors” invited review Analyst 2010, 135, 2179.
Laura K. Povlich, Jason Le, Jinsang Kim*, David C. Martin* “Poly(5,6-dimethoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid) (PDMICA): A Melanin-Like Polymer with Unique Electrochromic and Structural Properties” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 3770.
Donghwan Seo, Jinsang Kim “Effect of the Molecular Size of Analytes on Polydiacetylene Chromism” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 1397.
Bong-Gi Kim, Myung-Su Kim, Jinsang Kim “Ultrasonic Assisted Nano-Dimensional Self-assembly of Poly-3-hexylthiophene for Organic Photovoltaic Cells” ACS Nano 2010, 4, 2160.
K. W. Lee, J. M. Rouillard, B. G. Kim, E. Gulari, and J. S. Kim, “Conjugated Polymers Combined with Molecular Beacon for Label-free and Self-signal Amplifying DNA Microarrays,” Adv. Func. Mater., 19, 3317, 2009.
M. S. Kim, B. G. Kim, J. S. Kim “The Effective Variables to Control the Fill Factor of Organic Photovoltaic Cells,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 1, 1264, 2009.
J. S. Lee, H. Y. Jun, J. S. Kim “Polydiacetylene Liposome Microarrays for Selective and Sensitive Mercury (II) Detection,” Adv. Mater., 21, 3674, 2009.
M. G. Kang, M. S. Kim, J. S. Kim*, L. Jay Guo* “Organic solar cells with transparent metal electrodes,” Adv. Mater., 20, 4408, 2008.
K. W. Lee, K. Maisel, J. M. Rouillard, E. Gulari, J. S. Kim “Sensitive and Selective Label-free DNA Detection by Conjugated Polymer-based Microarrays and Intercalating Dye,” Chem. Mater., 20, 2848, 2008.
J. S. Lee, H. J. Kim, J. S. Kim “Polydiacetylene Liposome Arrays for Selective Potassium Detection,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 5010, 2008.
M. S. Kim, M. G. Kang, L. Jay Guo*, J. S. Kim* “Choice of Electrode Geometry for Accurate Measurement of Organic Photovoltaic Cell Performance,” App. Phys. Lett., 92, 133301, 2008.
H. J. Kim, J. S. Lee, T. H. Kim, T. S. Lee, and J. S. Kim “Highly Emissive Self-assembled Organic Nanoparticles having Dual Color Capacity for Targeted Immunofluorescence Labeling,” Adv. Mater., 20, 1117.Myungsu Kim, Jin-Sung Kim, L.Jay Guo, Jaecheol Cho, Max Shtein, Jinsang Kim "Flexible conjugated polymer photovoltaic cells with controlled heterojunctions fabricated using nanoimprint lithography" App. Phys. Lett. 2007 in press.
Onas J. Bolton, Jinsang Kim "Design Principles to Tune the Optical Properties of Alkoxy-Substituted 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-Containing Molecules" Journal of Materials Chemistry 2007, in press DOI: 10.1039/b616996a.
Hyunsik Moon, Jinsang Kim, Woong-Sang Jahng, M. David Curtis "Monolayer Behavior of Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene) End-Capped with Thioacetate Groups" Macromolecules 2006, 39, 9658.
Ching-Chin Pun, Kangwon Lee, Hyong-Jun Kim, Jinsang Kim "Signal Amplifying Conjugated Polymer-based Solid-state DNA Sensors" Macromolecules 2006, 39, in press.
Kangwon Lee, Jaecheol Cho, Jennifer DeHeck, Jinsang Kim "Synthesis and functionalization of a highly-fluorescent and completely water-soluble poly(p-phenyleneethynylene) copolymer for bioconjugation" Chem. Comm. 2006, 1983.
Jin Koo Lee, Hyong-Jun Kim, Tae Hyeon Kim, Chi-Han Lee, Won Ho Park, Jinsang Kim, Taek Seung Lee "A new synthetic approach for polybenzoxazole and light-induced fluorescent patterning on its film" Macromolecules 2005, 38, 9427.
H.-J. Kim, K. Lee, S. Kumar, J. Kim, "Dynamic Sequential Layer-by-Layer Deposition Method for Fast and Region-Selective Multilayer Thin Film Fabrication" Langmuir 2005, 21, 8532
Jinsang Kim, "Assemblies of Conjugated Polymers: Intermoclecular and Intramolecular Effects on the Photophysical Properties of Conjugated Polymers" Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2002, 74, 2031.
Jinsang Kim, Igor A. Levitsky, D. Tyler McQuade and Timothy M. Swager, "Structural Control in Thin-layers of Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s: Photophysical Studies of Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Films" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 7710.
Jinsang Kim, D. Tyler McQuade, Aimee Rose, Zhengguo Zhu and Timothy M. Swager, "Directing Energy Transfer Within Conjugated Polymer Thin Films" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 11488. (Editor's Choice Science, 2001, 294, 1419)
Jinsang Kim and Timothy M. Swager, "Control of Conformational and Interpolymer Effects in Conjugated Polymers," Nature, 2001, 411, 1030. (News of the Week C&EN, 2001, 79(27), 7)
Igor A. Levitsky, Jinsang Kim and Timothy M. Swager, "Investigation on Mass and Energy Transport in Sensory Langmuir-Blodgett Polymer Films: Conductivity, Fluorescence, and UV-Vis Study" Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 2315.
Jinsang Kim, D. Tyler McQuade, Sean K. McHugh and Timothy M. Swager, "Ion-specific Aggregation in Conjugated Polymers: Highly Sensitive and Selective Fluorescent Ion Chemosensors," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2000, 39, 3868. (News Anal. Chem., 2001, 73, 66A)
Robert Deans, Jinsang Kim, Michelle R. Machacek, Timothy M. Swager, "A Poly(p-phenylene ethynylene) with a Highly Emissive Aggregated Phase" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 8565.
D. Tyler McQuade, Jinsang Kim and Timothy M. Swager, "Two-Dimensional Conjugated Polymer Assemblies: Interchain Spacing for Control of Photophysics," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 5885. (Editor's Choice Science, 2000, 288, 2097)
Jinsang Kim, Sean K. McHugh and Timothy M. Swager, "Nanoscale Fibrils and Grids: Aggregated Structures From Rigid-Rod Conjugated Polymers," Macromolecules, 1999, 32, 1500.
Igor A. Levitsky, Jinsang Kim and Timothy M. Swager, "Energy Migration in a Poly(phenyleneethynylene): Determination of Interpolymer Transport in Anisotropic Langmuir-Blodgett Films," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 1466.
J. H. Choi, S.-Y. Kwak, S. Y. Kim, J. S. Kim and J. J. Kim, "Effect of Molecular Structure of Polyarylates of the Compatibility in Polyarylate/Poly(vinyl chloride) Blends," J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 1998, 70, 2173.
Jinsang Kim, So Young Joo and Sung Il Hong, "Synthesis of Polyamides Containing t-BOC Protecting Groups and Their Enhanced Photosensitive Properties by a Chemical Amplifier," Journal of the Korean Fiber Society, 1995, 32, 420.
Jinsang Kim, Jae Cheol Cho, Laura Povlich, David Martin “Carboxylic Acid-Modified EDOT for Bioconjugation” USPTO 7,708,908.
Timothy M. Swager, Jye-Shane Yang, Vance E. Williams, Yi-Jun Miao, Claus Lugmair, Igor A. Levitsky, Jinsang Kim, Robert Deans "Emissive Polymers and Devices Incorporating These Polymers." U.S. Patent Application No.60/084,247 (5/5/99).
Courses Taught at the University of Michigan
MSE 250 “Principles of Engineering Materials”
MSE/BME/Macro 410 "Design and Applications of Biomaterials"
Graduate CoursesMSE 517 “Advanced Functional Polymers: Design Principles and Applications"