Birck Nanotechnology Center

Sungwon S. Kim

Kim

Visiting Professor

 

Contact Information:

Phone: +1 765 49-40492
E-mail: sungwonkim@purdue.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering / Purdue University / 2008
M.S., Mechanical Engineering / Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) / 2002
B.S., Mechanical Engineering / Korea University / 2000

 

Research Interests:

Controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for nanobiotechnology applications and heat transfer enhancement applications.

 

Research Impact Statement:

My research interests are concentrated in the controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for engineering applications. As one of the most well known example of nanomaterials, CNTs have attracted the attention of researchers from a vast wide of fields in science and engineering. Though many advances have been made in synthesis of CNTs, challenges remain especially in understanding of controlled growth of CNTs and their integration into engineering applications. By controlling various growth parameters, CNT structure can be controlled, leading to unique CNT characteristics tailored for a particular engineering application, including those in nanobiotechnology and heat transfer enhancement.

 

Links:

Nanoscale Transport Research Group

 

Current Projects:

  • DARPA/Raytheon Thermal Ground Plane (TGP) Program
  • DARPA/Raytheon Nano Thermal Interface Interface (NTI) Program

 

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