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Sung J. Kim

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Sung J. Kim

Associate Professor | College of Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-1941

Website: Dr. Kim's web page


Sung Jin Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and jointly appointed in the Department of Pathology. He is also an affiliated member of Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of University of Miami (BioNIUM). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008. Since he joined UM in 2010, he has contributed to building the BioNIUM cleanroom facility for nano/micro device fabrication, and this core facility plays an important role to initiate interdisciplinary collaborative researches in UM. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on Nanophotonics for energy and sensing applications. He uses engineered nanostructures and novel nanomaterials for novel optoelectronic devices. Recently he invented a novel plasmonic device, Plasmon Field Effect Transistor. This transformative nanotechnology-based sensing device offers robust and highly sensitive detection for biomolecules. He is conducting a NSF-funded research for the point-of-care cancer diagnosis by collaborating other UM faculty in Pathology and Urology departments. He also developed a real-time personal air quality monitoring system for various biomedical and clinical research. He and Dr. Kumar (Public Health Sciences) awarded a NIH R01 grant to study Dry Eye syndrome with this newly developed sensing system.

Research Interests

Nanophotonics for Biomedical Applications (sensing, imaging), Solution Processed Nanometral/Nanostructured Devices for Energy and Sensors


    • State University of New York College at Buffalo, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. (2008)
    • Hongik University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering. (2003)
    • Hongik University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering. (2001)


    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2010 - Present)
    • University at Buffalo (SUNY), Postdoctoral Associate. Electrical Engineering (2008 - 2010)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Yun, S., Paik, Y., Kim, S., Kim, D., Ji, T., Shin, J. (2016).High efficiency AZO-InP nanopillar-based heterojunction solar cells. Current Applied Physics, 16, 726-730.
    • Paik, Y., Shokri Kojori, H., Kim, S. (2016).Ferroelectric devices using lead zirconate titanate (PZT) nanoparticles.. Nanotechnology, 27, 75204.
    • Shokri Kojori, H., Yun, J., Paik, Y., Kim, J., Anderson, W. A., Kim, S. (2015).Plasmon Field Effect Transistor for Plasmon to Electric Conversion and Amplification. Nano Letters, 16, 250-254.
    • Yun, J., Kim, J., Shokri Kojori, H., Kim, S., Tong, C., Anderson, W. A. (2013).Current Enhancement of Aluminum Doped ZnO/n-Si Isotype Heterojunction Solar Cells by Embedding Silver Nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13(8), 5547-51.
    • Kim, W., kim, S., Cartwirght, A. N., Prasad, P. N., Kim, S. (2013).Photopatternable transparent conducting oxide nanoparticles for transparent electrodes. Nanotechnology, 24, 065302-065306.
    • Yen, T., Yun, J., Kim, S., Cartwright, A., Anderson, W. (2011).Photocurrent Enhancement in Nanocrystalline-ZnO/Si Heterojunction Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodetectors. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 14, H415-H418.
    • Luo, K., Kim, S., Cartwright, A., Rzayev, J. (2011).Soluble Polyacetylene Derivatives by Chain-Growth Polymerization of Dienes. Macromolecules, 44, 4665‰ÛÒ4671.
    • Yen, T., Haungs, A., Kim, S., Cartwright, A., Anderson, W. A. (2010).Effect of Post-Deposition Processing on ZnO Thin Films and Devices. Journal of Electronic Materials, 39, 568.
    • Hajj-Hassan, M., Kim, S., Cheung, M. C., Yao, L., Chodavarapu, V., Cartwright, A. (2010).Porous silicon and porous polymer substrates for optical chemical sensors. Journal of Nanophotonics, 4, 43513.
    • Sellers, I. R., Oszwalstrokdowski, R., Whiteside, V. R., Eginligil, M., Petrou, A., Zutic, I., Chou, W. C., Fan, W. C., Petukhov, A. G., Kim, S., Cartwright, A. N., McCombe, B. D. (2010).Robust magnetic polarons in type-II (Zn,Mn)Te/ZnSe magnetic quantum dots. Physical Review B, 82, 195320.
    • Cartwright, A. N., Kim, S., Chodavarapu, V., Cheung, M., Hajj-Hassan, M., Yao, L. (2010).Porous silicon and polymer materials for optical chemical sensors. SPIE Newsroom.
    • Yen, T., DiNezza, M., Haungs, A., Kim, S., Anderson, W. A., Cartwright, A. N. (2009).Effects of nitrogen doping of ZnO during or after deposition. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 27, 1943.
    • Seo, J., Kim, S., Kim, W., Singh, R., Samoc, M., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2009).Enhancement of the photovoltaic performance in PbS nanocrystal:P3HT hybrid composite devices by post-treatment-driven ligand exchange. Nanotechnology, 20, 95202.
    • Seo, J., Kim, W., Kim, S., Lee, K., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2009).Polymer nanocomposite photovoltaics utilizing CdSe nanocrystals capped with a thermally cleavable solubilizing ligand. Applied Physics Letters, 94, 133302.
    • Kim, S., Kim, W., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2009).Self-Passivating hybrid (organic/inorganic) tandem solar cell. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 93, 657.
    • Yen, T., Strome, D., Kim, S., Cartwright, A. N., Anderson, W. A. (2008).Annealing studies on zinc oxide thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering. Journal of Electronic Materials, 37, 764.
    • Kim, S., Kim, W., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2008).Carrier multiplication in a PbSe nanocrystal and P3HT/PCBM tandem cell. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 191107.
    • Bae, J., Lin, T., Yoon, Y., Kim, S., Bird, J. P., Imre, A., Porod, W., Reno, J. L. (2008).Characterization of Nanomagnet Fringing Fields in Hybrid Semiconductor/Ferromagnetic Devices. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 44, 4706.
    • Kim, S., Chodavarapu, V. P., Cartwright, A. N., Swihart, M. T., Bunning, T. J. (2008).Enhanced oxygen detection using porous polymeric gratings with integrated recognition elements. Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 130, 758.
    • Bae, J., Lin, T., Yoon, Y., Kim, S., Imre, A., Porod, W., Reno, J. L., Bird, J. P. (2008).Large tunneling magnetoresistance in a field-effect transistor with a nanoscale ferromagnetic gate. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 253101.
    • Kim, S., Kim, W., Sahoo, Y., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2008).Multiple exciton generation and electrical extraction from a PbSe quantum dot photoconductor. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 31107.
    • Kim, W., Kim, S., Lee, K., Samoc, M., Cartwright, A. N., Prasad, P. N. (2008).Robust Microstructures Using UV Photopatternable Semiconductor Nanocrystals. Nano Letters, 2008, 3262.
    • Bae, J., Lin, T., Yoon, Y., Kim, S., Bird, J., Imre, A., Porod, W., Reno, J. (2007).Large hysteretic magnetoresistance in high-mobility semiconductor quantum wires bridged by single-domain nanomagnets. Applied Physics Letters, 91, 22105.
    • Chodavarapu, V. P., Bukowski, R. M., Kim, S., Titus, A. H., Cartwright, A. N., Bright, F. V. (2005).Multi-sensor system based on phase detection, an LED array, and luminophore-doped xerogels. Electronics Letters, 41, 1031-1033.
    • Byun, Y., Kim, S., Kim, S. (2004).Linear electro-optic coefficient of a GaAs/Al0.4Ga0.6As phase modulator. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 45, 1162-1164.
  • Book Chapters

    • Shokri Kojori, H., Kim, S., (2012). CMOS- Nano Hybrid Technology Towards Biomedical Applications. CMOS Biological Microsystems (pp. ). Springer.