IEEE HOU Sec. Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Jin-Woo Kim

On April 6, 2018, Dr. Jin-Woo Kim gave a presentation titled Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, In Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensing Platform to the IEEE Nanotechnology distinguished lecture held at University of Houston.

 

Jin-Woo Kim is a Director of Bio/Nano Technology Group and a Professor of Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Nanoscience & Engineering at the University of Arkansas. He received his first B.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Seoul National University, the second B.S. in Microbiology from University of Iowa, the M.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin, and the Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research focus is in the area of Bio/Nano Technology, i.e., biologically inspired nanotechnology, which spans interdisciplinary fields of biological engineering, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles, over 200 presentations with over 70 invited presentations, and 3 patents granted. He received several teaching and research awards and held for leadership positions in international professional societies, including Vice President of Publications in IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2017-2019). He is a Fellow  of the American Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and IEEE Nanotechnology  Distinguished Lecturer (2017).

Dr. Kim shared some interesting facts about his recent research work on transformative research to develop a nano-building block toolbox (“nanotoolbox”) that enables programming matter at a molecular scale, realizing a “next-generation” bio-hybrid multifunctional nano-architecture at all scales and in all three dimensions.

During the lecture, he discussed the progresses in and challenges to the programmable and scalable self-organization of nanoparticle’s nanocomposites with specific shape and function. He further shared strategies to realize the control and functionality necessary to overcome the challenges, achieve its promise for “programmable and customizable” integrations of highly functional bio-hybrid systems in desired patterns and geometries, and drive innovations in novel hybrid fused technologies, particularly for in vivo, real-time molecular/nano imaging and sensing in medicine.

After the presentation, students and participants engaged in a constructive discussion with Dr. Kim about the future research directions and the challenges involved in developing nanotoolbox.

Article written by Newsletter Chairperson: Payal Majumdar. Let us know if you would like to be part of the newsletter team capturing events and sharing our stories.

 

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