Soft and Bio Materials Lab
Assistant Prof. Chanjoong Kim, Ph. D
Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute 356-362
Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242 
  1. H. Yan, B. Sung, M.-H. Kim and C. Kim, “A Novel Strategy for Functionalizable Photoluminescent Magnetic Nanoparticles,” Material Research Express,  in press.

  2. M. S. Lehnert, E. Brown, M. P. Lehnert, P. D. Gerard, H. Yan, and C. Kim, “The Golden Ratio: A Tool to Identify Feeding Habits in Butterflies,” American Entomologist, in press.

  3. L. Zou, E. Girgis, W. K. B. Khalil, C. T. Aziz, and C. Kim, “Non-Photobleaching Auto-Fluorescent Magnetic Nanoparticles (AF-MNPs),” submitted.

  4. B. Sung, C. Kim and M.-H. Kim, “Biodegradable and Injectable Colloidal Microgels with Tunable Thermosensitive Volume Phase Transitions for Controllable On-demand Drug Delivery,” submitted.

  5. M. Kim, H.-S. Choi, and C. Kim, “High Speed Surface Inspection by Brewster Angle Line Laser Scattering,” submitted.

  6. S. S. Gandhi, H. Yan, and C. Kim, “Thermo-Responsive Gelatin Nanogels,” ACS Macro Letters, 3, 1210−1214 (2014). pdf

  7. S. M. Salili, C Kim,, S. Sprunt, J. Gleeson, O. Parri, and A. Jakli, “Flow Properties of a Twist­-Bend Nematic Liquid Crystal,” RSC Advances, 4, 57419 (2014). pdf

  8. H. Yan, and C. Kim, “Formation of Monodisperse Silica Microparticles with Various Shapes and Surface Morphologies using Double Emulsion Templates,” Colloids and Surfaces A, 443,  88–95 (2014). pdf

  9. C. Kim, S. Mukherjee, P. Luchette, and P. Palffy-Muhoray, “Director Orientation In Uniaxially Compressed Liquid Crystal Elastomer Microparticles,” Soft Materials, 12, 159-165 (2014). pdf

  10. L. Zou, J.Y. Hwang, and C. Kim, “Dynamic Arrest of Nematic Liquid-Crystal Colloid Networks,” Physical Review E, 88, 042505 (2013). pdf

  11. J. Kim, C. Kim, and B. J. Sung, “Simulation Study of Seemingly Fickian but Heterogeneous Dynamics of Two Dimensional Colloids,” Physical Review Letters, 110, 047801 (2013).pdf

  12. K. Rameshbabua, L. Zou, C. Kim, A. Urbasb and Q. Li, “Self-organized Photochromic Dithienylcyclopentene Organogels,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 15673 (2011). pdf

  13. W.-W. Jeong and C. Kim, “One-Step Method for Monodisperse Microbiogels by Glass Capillary Microfluidics,” Colloids and Surfaces A, 384, 268–273 (2011). pdf

  14. C. Eisenmann, C. Kim, J. Mattsson, and D. A. Weitz, “The Nature of Shear-Induced Melting of a Colloidal Glass,” Physical Review Letters, 104, 035502 (2010). pdf

  15. J. J. Lietor-Santos, C. Kim, M. L. Lynch, A. Fernandez-Nieves, and D. A. Weitz, “The Role of Polymer Polydispersity in Phase Separation and Gelation in Colloid-Polymer Mixtures,” Langmuir, 26, 3174-3178 (2010). pdf

  16. J. J. Lietor-Santos, C. Kim, A. Fernandez-Nieves, and D. A. Weitz, “Gravitational Compression of Colloidal Gels,” European Physical Journal E, 28, 159-164 (2009). pdf

  17. C. Kim, M. C. Gurau, P. S. Cremer, and H. Yu, “Study of the Molecular Orientation of poly(dimethyl siloxane) at the Air/Water Interface by Sum-Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy,” Langmuir, 24, 10155 (2008). pdf

  18. C. O. Osuji, C. Kim, and D. A. Weitz, “Shear Thickening and Gel Elasticity in a Colloidal System with Attractive interactions,” Physical Review E, 77, 060402 (2008). pdf

  19. C. Kim, Y. Liu, A. Kühnle, S. Hess, S. Viereck, T. Danner, L. Mahadevan and D. A. Weitz, “Gravitational Stability of Suspensions of Attractive Colloidal Particles,” Physical Review Letters, 99, 028303 (2007). pdf

  20. A. R. Esker, C. Kim, and H. Yu, “Polymer Monolayer Dynamics,” Advances in Polymer Science, 209, 59-110 (2007). (Invited review) pdf

  21. H. J. Kong, C. Kim, D. A. Weitz, D. J. Mooney, “Non-Invasive Probing of the Spatial Organization of Polymer Chains in Hydrogels Using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET),” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 4518-4519 (2007). pdf

  22. C. Kim, A. R. Esker, F. E. Runge, and H. Yu “Surface Rheology of Monolayers of Poly(1-alkylene-co-maleic anhydride) polymers (PXcMA) at the Air/Water Interface: Surface Light Scattering Studies,” Macromolecules 39, 4889-4893 (2006). pdf

  23. C. Kim and H. Yu, “Surface Rheology of Monolayers of Triblock Copolymers of PEO and PPO: Surface Light Scattering Studies at the Air/Water Interface,” Langmuir, 19, 4460-4464 (2003). pdf

  24. C. Kim and H. Yu, “Monolayer viscoelasticity of triblock copolymers of peo and ppo (pluronics) at the air/water interface,” Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 222, U340-U340 (2001).

  25. C. Kim and J. R. Youn, "Environmentally Friendly Processing of Polyurethane Foam for Thermal Insulation", Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 39, 163-185 (2000). pdf

  26. C. Kim, J. R. Youn, and J. Lee, ”Processing of Polyurethane Microcellular Foam for Thermal Insulation”, Korean Journal of Rheology, 9, 190-199 (1997).

  27. H. Park, C. Kim, and J. R. Youn, ”Bubble Growth Analysis in Ultrasonic Foaming using Reaction Injection Molding”, Korean Journal of Rheology, 7, 237-249 (1995).

  1. M. Kim, and C. Kim, “High speed sub-wavelength surface inspection by out-of-plane laser scattering,” in preparation.

  2. S. S. Gandhi, H. Yan, and C. Kim, “Shear-responsive smart gelatin and nanogels,” in preparation.

  3. B. Sung, B. Yu, C. Kim and M.-H. Kim, “Injectable Colloidal Microgels of Genipin-Crosslinked Gelatin Networks Encapsulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells,” in preparation.

  4. H. Yan, L. Zou and C. Kim, “One-step Solvent-Free Thermal Treatment to Generate Carbon Nanodots,” in preparation.


  1. C. Kim, L. Zou, E. Girgis, W. K. B. Khalil, and C. T. Aziz, “Non-Bleaching Photoluminescent Polyethyleneglycols (PL-PEGs) and their applications,” Provisional US Patent Application (61/725,2738).

  2. C. Kim and M. Kim, “Apparatus and Method for High Speed Surface Inspection by Line Laser Scattering,” Provisional US Patent Application (62/008,293).

  3. W.-W. Jeong and C. Kim, “One-step method for monodisperse microbiogels by glass capillary microfluidics,” Provisional US Patent Application (60/335,391).

  4. A. Kühnle, J. Rieger, Y. Liu, S. Hess, D. A. Weitz, and C. Kim, “Method for stabilization of disperse systems”. International Patent Application (WO/2007/141263).

  5. I. C. Han, C. Kim, S. H. Kim, J. Lee, and J. R. Youn, “Mixing head for foaming polyurethane micro-cell having attached ultrasonic oscillating horn”, Korean Patent Pub. No. 10-0196748.