11.Prof. Kim has been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE). The nomination for fellow membership of ISBE was started in June, 2014. The evaluation meeting was held in this September in Beijing, and the Executive Board of Directors gave their evaluation result according to the “Fellow Membership Regulation”. Prof. Kim has been one of the five fellow members of ISBE granted in 2014. For the detailed information please refer to the website. (Nov. 2014)
10. Prof. Kim has been invited as a keynote speaker at the 4th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and Bio-Manufacturing to talk about “Synthesis of Flagella-Templated Nanotubes for Nano/Optoelectronics.” (October 2014)
9. Prof. Kim will deliver a keynote speech at the 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale.
The ultimate ambition of this conference is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at technology opportunities and new markets. His talk entitled, “Biologically Inspired Hybrid Robotic Systems for Nanomedicine,” will be introduced to 3M-Nano community. (October 2014)
8. Prof. Kim in collaboration with Dr. Ming Xiao has been awarded a NSF grant entitled “Integrated Nanochannel and Nanopore Architecture for Studying Translocation Dynamics of DNA.” The objective of the proposed research is to demonstrate enabling technologies necessary to design, fabricate, and assemble integrated nanoscale architecutre for studying DNA translocation dynamics, as well as to understand fundamental scientific principles that govern the translocation of long DNA molecules (<100 kb) using simultaneous electrical and optical recordings for DNA analysis. (August 2014)
7. Congratulations to Hoyeon Kim and U Kei Cheang whose paper entitled “Obstacle Avoidance Method for Microbiorobots Using Electric Field Control” was nominated as a finalist for the “Best Paper Award” at the 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems. (May 2014)
6. Prof. Kim has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME Fellows are nominated by their peers and have had ten or more years of active practice in Engineering and at least ten years of continuous membership in the ASME organization.
The ASME Board of Governors confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates in the recognition of their outstanding engineering achievements. Only 2% of ASME’s more 130,000 worldwide members have attained the fellow grade. (April 2014)
5. Jamel Ali has been awarded the NSF EAPSI Fellowship and the Kling Lindquist Fellowship. (April 2014)
3. Prof. Kim has been a recipient of the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowships for research collaborations in AY 2014-2015. The fellowship supports exchanges between Drexel and Israeli Universities. Prof. Kim, in collaboration with Dr. Yizhar Or, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, will work on a project for entitled “Microbiorobotic Penetration of Soft Tissues for Therapeutic Targeting.” (March 2014)
2. Prof. Kim has given an invited talk about protein analysis using solid-state nanopores at pioneer workshop 2014 on nanopore and nanofluidics in Osaka University, Japan. (February 2014)