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FY 2015


22. Gaurav Goyal has well done his PhD defense to develop and characterize nanopore systems for nanoscale vesicles’ analysis. As a research scientist, Dr. Goyal will work in the Quantum Biosystems to develop next DNA sequencing technologies. (December 2015)

21. As an invited speaker in the 19th SANKEN International Nanotechnology Symposium, Prof. Kim will introduce his ongoing nanopore research for single cell and single molecule analysis. (December 2015)
20. Prof. Kim will visit the Department of Mechanical Engineeringat Southern Methodist University to give an invited seminar about microrobotics for minimally invasive surgical procedure. (Nov, 2015)




19. Dr. U Kei Cheang and his collaborators at UCSC and MSU have been selected as a recipient of the Best Conference Paper Award at URAI 2015 (October 2015).

18. Prof. Kim has been invited to give a plenary talk in the 5th International Conference on Bionic Engineering (October 2015).

17. Drexel established co-op research center with NNFC at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. Kim will lead the center as a co-director to develop nanopore sensors for nanomedicine (Sep. 2015).

16. The Smithsonian magazine has introduced our effort to develop microrobots for minimally invasive surgical procedures: Tiny Robots Can Clear Clogged Arteries (July 2015).

15. The Discovery News has announced our nanorobotics research: Corkscrew Nanorobots Drill Through Blocked Arteries (June 2015).

14. Our microrobotics research has been introduced by the Drexel Now (June 2015)



13. Here is another “Dr. Kim.” Paul has done his PhD defense successfully. Now is he a ‘brand new’ Dr. Kim. The BASTLab has produced two Dr. Kims (Dalhyung Kim and Paul Kim) so far and Hoyeon Kim is doing his best to become the third. Congratulations, Dr. Paul Kim! (May, 2015)



12. It is a BIG pleasure to see a student succeed in career development. U Kei Cheang has well defended his PhD dissertation. Owing to his Permanent Head Damaged work on microrobotic research, U Kei has finally become the 6th PhD student in the BASTLab. Congratulations, Dr. U Kei Cheong! We do certainly appreciate your hard work during PhD research! (May, 2015)

11. Prof. Kim has been early promoted to a full professor. Many thanks to BASTlab members and collaborators for their support! (Apr. 2015)

10. Prof. Kim’s international team, including Dr. Hongsoo Choi at DGIST, Dr. Brad Nelson at ETH, and 8 research groups in Korea, is embarking on new microrobotics research program related to minimally invasive surgery, thanks to a new $18M grant from the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT). The objective of the KEIT international collaborative research program is to develop microrobotic systems for surgical treatment of chronic total occlusion for 5 years. (Apr. 2015)

9. Congratulations! Jamel Ali has been selected to receive a 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory/Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Army Research Office (ARO). The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) administers the NDSEG Fellowship. Jamel’s PhD research will be focused on designing a biomaterial for bio-enabled sensing and actuation. (Apr. 2015)

8. Our research article has been selected on the cover image of Biochip Journal. (Mar, 2015)

7. Prof. Kim has been awarded the KOFST Brainpool fellowship, which aims to enhance the R&D level of Korea by injecting foreign scientists with quality experience and knowledge into the domestic R&D field. He (as Brain Pool Scholar) will stay in the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to study microbiorobotics for minimally invasive surgical procedures this summer. (Mar. 2015)

6. Prof. Kim will visit the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University to give an invited seminar about nanopore technologies for HIV biology. (Feb, 2015)

5. Prof. Kim will give an invited speech at SLAS 2015. His talk is “Finding Bacteria: The Bad, The Good, and The Better” in a session of Micro/Nano Technologies. (Feb, 2015)

4. Prof. Kim will give an invited talk about ongoing research in microbiorobotics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Michigan State University. (Feb, 2015)

3. Our work has been selected to form part of the MEMS and Microengineering for Life Science Applications feature collection in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. This brings together the best articles on the themes of micro- and nano-scale technologies for medical, biological and life science applications from recent years. The collection can be viewed either via the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering home page or directly here: MEMS and Microengineering for Life Science Applications. (Jan, 2015)

2. Prof. Kim will give an invited speech at the Belfer Memorial Symposium on Microswimmers, Technion in Israel. His talk is “Gangnam style in microbiorobotics: Biologically inspired microscale robotic systems.” (Jan, 2015)

1. Prof. Kim receives a MEM Outstanding Research Award FY2014-15. (Jan. 2015)