03/16/12 Professor Kim was awarded the distinguished alumni award of 2012 KWANAK DAESANG from the alumni association of Seoul National University.
03/01/12 Professor Kim gave a talk ¡§Continuum Description of Atomistics for Nanomechanics of Grain Boundary Embrittlement in FCC Metals¡¨ in APS March Meeting, held by American Physical Society at Boston, MA.
01/19/12 Professor Kim will receive the 2012 Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) during the 49th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society to be held at Georgia Institute of Technology from October 9-12, 2012. (news)
12/13/11 Congratulations to Prof. Qunyang Li, former Ph.D. student, published ¡§Frictional ageing from interfacial bonding and the origins of rate and state friction,¡¨ in Nature with his colleagues at UPenn and Brown. (news)
12/09/11 Professor Jisoon Ihm from Seoul National University takes his sabbatical in our lab for collaborative research.
12/02/11 Dr. Yong Kin Yew from National University of Singapore visited our lab for research collaborations.
11/26/11 Congratulations! Professor Qunyang Li, former Ph.D. student. Prefessor Li has had a new baby born on 11/26/11.
11/15/11 Professor Kim gave an invited talk on ¡§Mechanics of Nanostructures:
11/11/11 Congratulations! Dr. Qunyang Li, our PhD alum, has been awarded by the "Thousand Young Talents Program" (The Recruitment Program of Global Young Experts). The program was created by the Chinese government and aimed to attract the best global young researchers to work in China and the news was announced on 11/11/11 by the Chinese government. Dr. Li was appointed as Associate Professor at Tsinghua University in China this year. (news)
10/20/11 Congratulations Dr. Sangjin Ryu, former postdoctoral research associate, for starting his tenure track Assistant Professorship at the University of Nebraska from November 1.
10/14/11 Dr. Mazen Diab presented a talk on "Wrinkling of Nanostructured Thin Films on a Soft Substrate for Renewable Energy Storage" at the SES Meeting held at Northwestern University.
10/07/11 Professor Kim was invited to give a talk on ¡§Wrinkling of Nanostructured Thin Films on a Soft Substrate for Renewable Energy Storage and Water Harvest¡¨ at University of Rhode Island.
10/01/11 Professor Kim gave an invited talk on ¡§Folding and roughening of thin solid surface films¡¨ in NEW.Mech 2011, held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
09/01/11 Dr. Moon-Hyun Cha joined our group as a research postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!
07/05/11 Professor Kim was invited to give a talk on ¡§Conservation Integrals applied to
05/04/11 Professor Alan Needleman is getting the Timoshenko medal of ASME 2011. Congratulations! (news)
05/03/11 Congratulations to Dr. Huck Beng Chew, current postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Chew is getting an offer of Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign from August, 2011.
05/02/11 Congratulations to Dr. Shuman Xia, former Ph.D. student and postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Xia has had a new baby born on 05/02/11.
04/29/11 Professor Ashraf Bastawros has been promoted to Full Professor at
03/01/11 Professor Kim gave a seminar talk ¡§Unusual nanostructural instabilities caused by compressive stresses; graphene fracture operated in CNTs cut by sonication and dislocation motions during ion irradiation¡¨ at UPenn.
01/22/11 Professor Kim was invited to give a panel discussion on ¡§Future Directions on Mechanics of Materials¡¨ at Symposium on Mechanics in Geophysical and Materials Sciences research, held at California Institute of Technology in honor of Professor James R. Rice.
01/01/11 Congratulations to Dr. Shuman Xia, former Ph.D. student and research associate, who will become Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in August, 2011.
12/03/10 Professor Kim gave a talk ¡§Mechanical Property Measurement of Nanocrystalline Thin Films: Part II. Fracture Toughness¡¨ at MRS 2010 Fall Meeting held by Materials Research Society, at Boston, MA.
11/29/10 Professor Kim was invited to give a talk ¡§Nanometer Scale Mechanical Behavior of Grain Boundaries Characterized by Hybrid Scientific Computation/Experiment¡¨ at MRS 2010 Fall Meeting held by Materials Research Society, at Boston, MA.
10/31/10 Professor Kim was invited to give to a talk ¡§Wrinkle Mechanics of Thin Films¡¨ at Future Directions in Mechanics and Materials Research symposium held by KAUST at Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia in honor of Professor John W. Hutchinson.
10/01/10 Dr. Mazen Diab joined our group as a research postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!
09/25/10 Dr. Huck Beng Chew gave a talk ¡§A New Mode of Graphene Fracture Operated in cutting SWCNTs¡¨ at New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures held by Harvard University at Cambridge, MA.
08/26/10 Professor Kim gave a talk at ACS at Boston, on ¡§Adhesion controlled by multi-scale interface residual stresses,¡¨ honoring Dr. Kash Mittal.
08/22/10 Professor Hyun-Gyu Kim leaves to his home institution after spending one year sabbatical in our laboratory.
08/15/10 Joshua Munoz leaves to UCSD.
08/10-08/27/10 Dr. Jaehyun Kim and Mr. Bongkyun Jang from KIMM carry out collaborative research in the newly established KIMM-Brown I-CTC.
08/10/10 Opening ceremony of KIMM-Brown international convergence-technology collaboratory (I-CTC) was held, signing MOU. The first KIMM-Brown workshop was held at B&H 190.
08/01/10 B&H 734 is newly named as ¡§Energy and Environmental Mechanics Laboratory.¡¨
07/27-07/29/10 Hsiao-Mei Wu gave a talk at GM, on ¡§In Situ Observation of Deformation in a LG Battery during Charging and Discharging.¡¨
07/01/10 Professor Kim gave a talk at NCTAM2010 at Penn State, on ¡§Compressive Graphene Fracture in CNT Sonication,¡¨ honoring Professor RM McMeeking¡¦s 60th birthday.
07/01/10 Dr. Jin Woo Yi leaves to KIST.
06/21-06/24/10 Professor Kim participates in OMR workshop at Memphis, TN.
06/16/10 Joshua Munoz who comes from UCSD joins our group as a REU student.
05/16-05/21/10 Professor Kim gave invited talk at ECCM2010, on ¡§Nano-contact Strength of FCC gold in Compression and Shear.¡¨
04/02/10 Congratulations. Our recent alum, Dr. Qunyang Li published ¡§Frictional Characteristics of Atomically Thin Sheets,¡¨ in Science with his colleagues at U Penn and Columbia University.
03/28-04/03/10 Professor K.-S. Kim visited KIST, Seoul National University and KIMM for research collaborations.
03/18/10 Dr. Jin-Woo Yi gave a seminar on ¡§Nanotribology of nano-patterned surfaces bio-mimicking reptile skins¡¨ at Brown University.
03/11/10 Dr. Huck Beng Chew gave a seminar on ¡§A new mode of graphene fracture operated in cutting SWCNTs¡¨ at Brown university.
03/01/10 Dr. Jae-Hyun Kim has visited our laboratory from Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials to have collaboration on AFM nanomechanics of surface structures since February 22.
02/20/10 Congratulations! Dr. Jun Lou who is our lab alum and currently Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science has published "Cold welding of ultrathin gold nanowires," in Nature Nanotechnology with Yang Lu, Jian Yu Huang, Chao Wang, Shouheng Sun; online, Feb 14, 2010.
01/26/10 Welcome the new grad student, Jahn Torres, to join our group. He is going to work on adhesion science and its applications to maritime environment.
01/22/10 ¡§Size Effects in Aluminium Alloy Castings¡¨ by Q.G. Wang, M. Praud, A. Needleman, K.-S. Kim, J.R. Griffiths, C.J. Davidson, C.H. Cáceres and A.A. Benzerga has been accepted for publication in Acta Materialia.
01/13/10 Professor Kim gave a seminar talk at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at Rice University.
01/04/10 One Brown sophomore student, Shenghua Jin, has visited our lab till the beginning of the spring semester. Welcome!
12/30/09 Dr. Choi, J.-H. from KIST has spent her winter in our lab since December 30 for a collaborative research on Ab initio calculation of energy material bonding states till January 29 2010.
11/18/09 Professor Kim gave a plenary keynote lecture at the ICEM 2009 at Singapore.
11/16/09 Dr. Shuman Xia (coauthored by K.-S. Kim) gave a talk ¡§Contact strength of nano-asperities controlled by surface dislocation nucleation,¡¨ at ASME 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
09/28/09 A new glove box has been received for energy and environment materials research.
08/20/09 Professor Earmme, Y.Y. has spent his summer in our lab since July 14 for a collaborative research on MD and atomistic simulations of energy material behavior at the nanoscale.
08/17/09 Professor Hyun-Gyu Kim from SNUT has joined our group since August 17, 2009, to spend his sabbatical till August 2010, working on computational inverse problems. (See here)
07/31/09 Oscar has successfully completed his summer REU research and returned back to his home institution, Stanford University.
07/01/09 Shuman Xia has a new position at Caltech as research fellow.
06/09/09 New patent issued on ¡§Tunable inverse pendulum vibration isolation system,¡¨ United States Patent, Patent Number 7,543,791.
06/01/09 Two REU students. Michael and Oscar, have joined our lab. Welcome!
05/24/09 Brian Burke got his Ph.D. degree, and Hsiao-Mei Wu and Alexander Pinkham got their Master degrees on this day. Congratulations!
05/08/09 Dr. HS Shin of KIST has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Science as a foreign member. Congratulations! Full list of new members.
04/07/09 Dr. Sang-Pil Kim joined the group as a research postdoctoral fellow. (See here)
03/27/09 Dr. Jin Woo Yi joined the group as a research postdoctoral fellow. (See here)
03/25/09 The nano and micromechanics laboratory has begun to participate in three-party collaborative research on developing nano and microstructures for energy and environment materials. The collaboration is made among the Computational Science Center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology, the Nano and Micromechanics Laboratory at Brown University and the Computational Nanomaterials Laboratory at Seoul National University, forming the Advanced Hybrid Computational Science Laboratory at KIST. The research is based on hybridization of advanced multi-scale experiment and high performance computing.
03/24/09 Prof. Kyung-Suk Kim gave a seminar on ¡§Cross-scale engineering of nano and microstructures; Supercomputing simulations and Scale-bridging experiments¡¨ at Seoul National University.
03/01/09 Kyung-Suk Kim, Junlan Wang and Pranav Shrotriya, ¡§Interferometric Absolute and Real-Time Surface Curvature Sensor Insensitive to Tilt, Translation and Vibration,¡¨ World Intellectual Property Organization, Publication No. WO/2004/111575.
02/02/09 Welcome new grad students. (See here) & Congratulations for Brian Burke¡¦s promotion to Principal Engineer in Stanley and Bostitch.
01/03/09 A paper titled ¡§Strength characterization of Al/Si interfaces: a hybrid method of nanoindentation and finite element analysis¡¨ by Shuman Xia, Yue Qi, Tom Perry and Kyung-Suk Kim has been published in Acta Materialia.
12/01/08 A paper titled ¡§Multi-asperity contact: A comparison between discrete dislocation and crystal plasticity predictions¡¨ by L. Nicola, A. F. Bower, K.-S. Kim, A. Needleman and E. Van der Giessen has been published in Philosophical Magazine.
09/16/08 Brian Burke has successfully finished his PhD thesis defense on September 16th, 2008. Congratulations!
09/06/08 The MRSEC retreat has been held on campus. Prof. Kim has presented a talk on ¡§Nanoscale experiments on interface sliding/strength¡¨.
09/01/08 Soonsung Hong, a former Ph.D. student, has started his tenure track assistant professorship at Michigan State University from this September. Congratulations!
09/01/08 Junlan Wang, a former research associate, is moving from UC Riverside to University of Washington, as an associate professor with tenure from January, 2009. Best wishes!
09/01/08 Qunyang Li, a former Ph.D. student, has joined Prof. Robert Carpick¡¦s group at University of Pennsylvania as a research fellow from this September. Best wishes!
09/01/08 The nano & micro mechanics lab has two new research assistant positions in this academic year. The positions will be filled through a regular graduate school application process at Brown University.
08/15/08 REU students, Jessica Vanterpool and Nicola Kissoon from the Florida State University, have finished their summer project on ¡§Mechanics of clamshells¡¨ successfully, and left back to their school on Aug 15.
07/27/08 Dr. Huck Beng Chew and Prof. Kim have visited the Scientific Computing Center of KIST to carry out various supercomputing nanomechnics simulations collaboratively with KIST researchers. Professor Kim also gave a plenary talk on ¡§Beyond New Frontier: New Bridging - Scale Bridging in Nanotechnology¡¨ at the annual meeting of KOFST held during July 15-16, 2008, at Daejeon, Korea.
05/25/08 Qunyang Li and Shuman Xia got their Ph.D degrees on this day. Congratulations! During the 2008 Engineering Award Dinner on May 24th: Qunyang Li received the Outstanding Thesis Award of 2008 and Shuman Xia was recognized as the youngest Ph.D. recipient from Nano & Micro Mechanics Lab. See photos here.
¡P Dr. Jun Lou has received a 2008 NSF grant at Rice University. Congratulations!
¡P Dr. Junlan Wang has received a 2008 NSF career award and been promoted to associate professor with tenure recently at the University of California, Riverside. Congratulations!
¡P Dr. Huck Beng Chew and Prof. Kim have visited the Scientific Computing Center of KIST to carry out various supercomputing nanomechanics simulations collaboratively with KIST researchers. Professor Kim also gave a plenary talk on ¡§Beyond New Frontier: New Bridging - Scale Bridging in Nanotechnology¡¨ at the annual meeting of KOFST held during July 15-16, 2008, at Daejeon, Korea.
¡P Qunyang Li and Shuman Xia got their Ph.D degrees on May 25th 2008. Congratulations! During the 2008 Engineering Award Dinner on May 24th: Qunyang Li received the Outstanding Thesis Award of 2008 and Shuman Xia was recognized as the youngest Ph.D. recipient from Nano & Micro Mechanics Lab. See photos here.
¡P Shuman Xia has successfully finished his PhD thesis defense on May 12th, 2008. Congratulations!
¡P Qunyang Li has successfully finished his PhD thesis defense on April 8th, 2008. Congratulations!
¡P Qunyang Li has published a paper on nano-tribology with Prof. K.-S Kim in Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
¡P Shuman Xia and Qunyang Li have passed the PhD Preliminary Exams on the days of December 14 and 15, 2006 respectively. Congratulations!
¡P Yisoo Pyon has received his MS degree in May 2006 and decided to serve military duties in Korea for next few years.
¡P Professor Kim presented a paper on NANO AND MICROMECHANICS OF SOLID SURFACE SUSPENSION, at the NANOMEC06 Symposium on Materials Science & Materials Mechanics at the Nanoscale 19-23 November 2006, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy.
¡P Dr. Jun Lou presented a paper on Quantitative Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays (J. Lou, F. Ding, B.I. Yakobson and K.-S. Kim) at the ASME Annual Meeting, 2006, Chicago, IL.
¡P Professor Kim co-organized Needleman-Tvergaard symposium during August 16 -19, 2006 on the Brown campus.
¡P Congratulations to Qunyang Li on receiving the William N. Findley Award of 2006
¡P Dr. Soonsung Hong has moved from Caltech to a new job at Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA. Congratulations!
¡P Our alumni, Dr. Yanfei Gao, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya, Dr. Juan Hurtado and Dr. Wendy Crone have had new babies born in 2006. Congratulations!
¡P Ms. Hyoyoung Shin had her PhD defense at KAIST in December, 2006. Congratulations!
¡P Dr. Soonsung Hong got married in March, 2006. Congratulations!
¡P Professor K.-S. Kim received the Ho-Am Prize of 2005 in Engineering. (News)
¡P Congratulations to Dr. Pranave Shrotriya at the Iowa State University for the NSF Career Award. (2005)
¡P Congratulations to Dr. Yanfei Gao, former research associate, who has recently become an assistant professor at University of Tennessee. (2005)
¡P Congratulations to Dr. Jun Lou, former research associate, who has recently become an assistant professor at Rice University. (2005)
¡P Congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Bastawros to have tenure and promotion at the Iowa State University. (2005)
¡P Congratulations to Dr. Junlan Wang for receiving the M. Hetenyi Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and the UC Regents¡¦ Award. (2004)
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