Seonghwan (Sam) Kim

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems

PhD - Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

University of Tennessee, 2008

MSc - Aerospace Engineering

Seoul National University, 2000

BSc - Aerospace Engineering

Seoul National University, 1998

Contact information

Location

Mechanical Engineering Building: MEB419

Office hours

By appointment

Courses

Vibrations and Machine Dynamics (ENME 599.01)

Fundamentals of Optics and Optical Engineering (ENME 619.14)


Preferred method of communication

Email


Research

Research areas

  • Intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Sensor development
  • Micro and nano systems
  • Sensor fusion/integration
  • Advanced materials
  • Composite materials
  • Nanomaterials

Research activities

Dr. Kim's current research is focused on: the development of multi-modal microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to create highly sensitive and selective sensors, and the development of novel nano-metrologies that enable multi-physical and chemical material property characterizations.

Multi-modal nano/micro-sensors and sensing systems have been developed using photothermal/photoacoustic spectroscopy, micro-differential thermal analysis and micro-gravimetry. The novel nano-metrologies based on scanning probe microscopy technique have been developed for physical and chemical characterization of nanomaterials, polymeric nanocomposites and oil sands.


Biography

Dr. Seonghwan (Sam) Kim received his BSc (1998) and MSc (2000) degrees in aerospace engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea and his PhD (2008) in mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

He was a post-doctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US and an acting research associate at the University of Alberta prior to his current position. Dr. Kim has founded the Nano/Micro-Sensors and Sensing Systems Laboratory at the University of Calgary to develop point/standoff sensors and sensing systems and to explore novel characterization techniques for nanomaterials, polymeric nanocomposites and oil sands.


Publications

View my publications list on my website


Awards

Engineer of the Year Award, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), 2019

Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2017

Early Research Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2016

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems, NSERC Canada, 2015