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FY 2011

18. Sean Brigandi has successfully completed his M.S.M.E. in the Kim Group. His research involved developing techniques to utilize Tetrahymena pyriformis as a cellular robot. He now works for Remington & Vernick Engineers as a design engineer (December 2011)

17.Two assessment based courses – Fundmentals of Nanomanufacturing & Applications and Fundamentals of Nano Metrology & Best Practices are now available on the ASME’s Nano Educational Series – Podcasts – which are designed to offer engineers concise video and audio summaries of nano applications in energy, materials, life sciences, and the environment. The development of nanomanufacturing and nanometrology courses has been supported by NSF CCLI Type I Program. (December 2011)

16. Microbiorobotics – Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems edited by Prof. Kim, Prof. Julius and Dr. Steager is available online (officially released in May 2012). This book introduces an inter-disciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering, in which a variety of microrobots and control theories are described to accomplish micro-scale engineering tasks, such as micromanipulation and microassembly. (December 2011)

15. Kevin Freedman has been invited to present his nanopore research for HIV detection at the 2012 Nanopore Conference, in which Prof. Kim as an invited speaker will introduce nanopore technology for single molecule biophysics research. (November 2011)

14. Kevin Freedman and Anmiv Prabhu have been invited to present their nanopore research for protein kinetics and flagellar polymorphism at the 56th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Diego. (November 2011)

13. Prof. Kim wins prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to conduct his sabbatical research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany. The fellowship allows high-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who already have an established research profile to spend extended periods of time in Germany for further research in their field. (November 2011)

12. Dal Hyung Kim and U Kei Cheang will attend the 2011 International Bionic Engineering Conference at Bostona to present research progress in the control of biologically inspired robotic swimmers and bacteria-powered microrobots. (September 2011)

11. Prof. Kim, Kiran Phuyal, Dal Hyung Kim and Paul will visit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to have a kick-off meeting for ARO Microbiorobotics research. (September 2011)

10. Prof. Kim has been invited to serve as an editorial board member for the Journal of Korean Society of Visualization. (August 2011)

9. Prof. Kim will attend the UKC 2011 at Park City, Utah to present research progress in synthesis of gold nanorods and flagella-templated nanotubes. (August 2011)

8. Prof. Kim has been awarded an Army Research Office research grant to develop microbiorobots for manipulation and sensing. The objective of the program is to develop a platform that integrates bacteria with enhanced motility and signaling behavior (through synthetic biology) into a microscale sensing and robotic system. Dr. Cynthia Collins at RPI will use synthetic biology to engineer microbes capable of sensing chemicals or other environmental cues and tuning their motility. Dr. Agung Julius at RPI will develop deterministic and stochastic modling and control theory. Our platfrom will be applicable in microscale assembly systems and biosensors that require autonomous coordination of bacteria. (July 2011)

7. Prof. Kim will attend the 2011 ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference at Hamamatsi in Japan, in which he will present bacteria-inspired robotic microswimmers and chair Micro and Nano Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee meetings. (July 2011)

6. Prof. Kim will attend the 2011 HFSP Awardees Meeting at Montreal in Canada to present research progress in protein kinetics using solid-state nanopores. (June 2011)

5. The Drexel Board of Trsutees awarded Prof. Kim early tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor at their May 2011 meeting. (May 2011)

4. Prof. Kim will chair a session “Biologically-Inspired Robots VI” in the 2011 International Conference on Robotics and Automation. (April 2011)

3. Prof. Kim will present a seminar for Yonsei University, in which research effort on hybrid nanostructures for adaptive nanoelectronics and single molecule analysis will be highlighted. (March 2011)

2. Dalhyung Kim has been awarded the Lee Smith fellowship to support his international travel expenses ($2,500.00) for attending the 2011 International Conference on Robotics and Automation. (February 2011)

1. Prof. Kim has been invited to attend the NSF TUES/CCLI Conference to learn the advancement of science education and human resources program for improving undergraduate STEM education. (January 2011)