Byeong-Su Kim

Visiting Professor
Bio: 

Byeong-Su Kim is an Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea. He received his degrees in Chemistry from Seoul National University (BS 1999, MS 2001). In 2007, he received his Ph.D in Polymer and Material chemistry at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Paula T. Hammond. His research and education program covers a broad span of macromolecular aspects in the study of novel polymer and hybrid nanomaterials, including the molecular design and synthesis of self-assembled polymers, layer-by-layer assembly for functional thin films, and now expanding to complex macromolecular systems such as carbon nanomaterials for energy and biomedical applications. He is on his sabbatical leave with the Hawker group since summer 2015.