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. 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.

  2. S. S. Gandhi, H. Yan, and C. Kim, “Thermo-Responsive Gelatin Nanogels,” submitted.

  3. S. M. Salili, C Kim,, S. Sprunt, J. Gleeson, O. Parri, and A. Jakli, “Flow Properties of a Twist­-Bend Nematic Liquid Crystal,” submitted.

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

  5. H. Yan, B. Sung, M.-H. Kim and C. Kim, “A Novel Strategy for Functionalizable Photoluminescent Magnetic Nanoparticles,”  submitted.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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).

  24. 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

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

  26. 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,” US Patent Application 617252738.

  2. W.-W. Jeong and C. Kim, “One-step method for monodisperse microbiogels by glass capillary microfluidics,” KSU.365 provisional US Patent application.

  3. A. Kühnle, J. Rieger, Y. Liu, S. Hess, D. A. Weitz, and C. Kim, “Method for stabilization of disperse systems”. International Patent, Pub. No. WO/2007/141263.

  4. 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.