Seonghwan (Sam) Kim
Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems
PhD - Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
MSc - Aerospace Engineering
BSc - Aerospace Engineering
Preferred method of communication
- Intelligent and autonomous systems
- Sensor development
- Micro and nano systems
- Sensor fusion/integration
- Advanced materials
- Composite materials
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.
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.
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Renewal Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems, NSERC Canada, 2021
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