Minkyu Kim

Dr. Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona from fall 2016.

Dr. Kim’s research interests are broadly clustered in the areas of bioinspired/biomimetic materials, biomolecular engineering, soft condensed matter physics and nanoscale biophysics. He is currently interested in how bioinspired design and biosynthesis can be used for the preparation of novel functional materials, how the nanomechanics of folded biopolymers and artificially engineered hyperbranched biopolymer structures can be translated into the mechanics of macromolecular materials that provide new insight into polymer physics, and how protein sequences can control parameters that regulate the functional properties of polymeric materials. The developed materials will target applications in biotechnology for improving healthcare and national defense.
Country: USA
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