NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

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David Throckmorton
Vice President of Research
757.325.6724
david.throckmorton@nianet.org

James Closs
Director of Research Program Development
757.325.6903
james.closs@nianet.org

Carly Bosco
Director of NASA Langley Programs
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carly.bosco@nianet.org

Peter McHugh
Director of FAA Programs
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Samantha Austin
Program Manager, Advanced Composites Consortium Integration
757.325.6705
samantha.austin@nianet.org

Jae-Woo Kim

Work Address: MS 226, NASA LaRC, 6a West Taylor Street, Hampton, VA 23681
Tel: 757-864-1383 | Fax: 757-864-8312
Email: jkim@nianet.org,

 

Research Interests

  • Nanotube-Polymer Composites
  • Nano-Materials for energy related applications (Fuel Cell, Supercapacitor, Battery)
  • Surface Electrochemistry and in-situ Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Characterization tool development using in-situ TEM-AFM & in-situ Microtester-SEM
  • Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

 

Current Research

  • Nanomaterials based superstructures, OCT, NASA
  • Net Shape Fabrication of CNT Reinforced Composites by Additive Manufacturing, NanoIncubator, NASA LaRC
  • Fundamental Aeronautics: Subsonic Fixed Wing Program, NASA
  • Li-Air Battery, IRAD, NASA LaRC

 

 Publications

  • Y. Lin, X. Han, C. J. Campbell, J.-W. Kim, B. Zhao, W. Luo, L. Hu, and J. W. Connell, “Holey Graphene Nanomanufacturing: Structure, Composition, and Electrochemical Properties”, Adv. Func. Mater. 25 (19), 2920-2927 (2015).
  • Y. Lin, J.-W. Kim, J. W. Connell, M. Lebrón-Colón, and E. J. Siochi, “Purification of Carbon Nanotube Sheets”, Adv. Engineer. Mater. 17 (5), 674-688 (2015).
  • M. Zhao, B. Ming, J.-W. Kim, L. J. Gibbons, X. Gu, T. Nguyen, C. Park, P. T. Lillehei, J. S. Villarrubia, A. E. Vladar, J. Alexander Liddle, “New Insights into Subsurface Imaging of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Composites via Scanning Electron Microsopy”, Nanotechnology 26, 085703 (2015).
  • J.-W. Kim, G. Sauti, E. J. Siochi, J. G. Smith, R. A. Wincheski, J. W. Connell, and K. E. Wise, “Toward High Performance Thermoset/Carbon Nanotube Sheet Nanocomposites via Resistive Heating Assisted Infiltration and Cure”, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 6, 18832-18843 (2014).
  • X. Han, M. R. Funk, F. Shen, Y.-C. Chen, Y. Li, C. J. Campbell, J. Dai, X. Yang, J.-W. Kim, Y. Liao, J. W. Connell, V. Barone, Z. Chen, Y. Lin, and L. Hu, “Scalable Holey Graphene Synthesis and Dense Electrode Fabrication Toward High Performance Ultracapacitors”, ACS Nano 8, 8255-8265 (2014).
  • Y. Liao, Z.Chen, J. W. Connell, C. C. Fay, C. Park, J.-W. Kim, and Y. Lin, “Chemical Sharpening, Shortening, and Unzipping of Boron Nitride Nanotubes”, Adv. Func. Mater. 24, 4497-4506 (2014).
  • J.-W. Kim, E. J. Siochi, J. Carpena Núñez, K. E. Wise, John W. Connell, Yi Lin, and R. A. Wincheski, “Polyaniline/Carbon Nanotube Sheet Nanocomposites: Fabrication and Characterization”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, 8597-8606 (2013).
  • Yi Lin, Kent A. Watson, J.-W. Kim, David W. Baggett, Dennis C. Working, and John W. Connell, “Bulk Preparation of Holey Graphene via Controlled Catalytic Air Oxidation“, Nanoscale 5, 7814-7824 (2013).
  • J. Carpena Núñez, D. Yang, J.-W. Kim, C. Park, and L. F. Fonseca, “Mechanical Characterization of Pristine and Hydrogen-Exposed Palladium Nanowires by In-Situ TEM“, Nanotechnology 24, 035701 (2013).
  • G. D. Watt, J.-W. Kim, B. Zhang, T. Miller, J. Harb, R. Davis, and S.-H. Choi, “A Protein-Based Ferritin Bio-nanobattery”, J. Nanotechnol. 2012, Article ID 516309 (2012).
  • J.-W. Kim,  P. T. Lillehei, and C. Park, “Assembly of Modified Ferritin Proteins on Carbon Nanotubes and Its Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction”, J. Mater. Chem.  22 (17), 8408-8412 (2012).
  • C. Park, J.-W. Kim, G. Sauti, J. H. Kang, C. S. Lovell, L. J. Gibbons, S. E. Lowther, P. T. Lillehei, J. S. Harrison, N. Nazem, and L. T. Taylor, “Metallized Nanotube Polymer Composites via Supercritical Fluid Impregnation”, J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 50 (6), 394-402 (2012).
  • J.-W. Kim,  J. Carpena Núñez, E. J. Siochi, K. E. Wise, Yi Lin, John W. Connell, and M. W. Smith, “In-Situ Mechanical Property Measurements of Amorphous Carbon-Boron Nitride Nanotube Nanostructures“, Nanotechnology 23, 035701 (2012).
  • Yi Lin, David W. Baggett, J.-W. Kim, Emilie J. Siochi, and John W. Connell, “Instantaneous Formation of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene via Solvent-Free Microwave Heating ”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3, 1652-1664 (2011).
  • J.-W. Kim, A. E. Posey, G. D. Watt, S.-H. Choi, and P. T. Lillehei, “Gold Nanoshells Assembly on a Ferritin Protein Employed as a Bio-template”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10, 1771-1777 (2010).
  • M. W. Smith, K. C. Jordan, C. Park, J.-W. Kim, P. T. Lillehei, R. Crooks, and J. S. Harrison, “A New Class of Boron Nitride Nanotubes via the Pressurized Vapor/Condenser Method”, Nanotechnology 20, 505604 (2009).
  • P. T. Lillehei, J.-W. Kim, L. J. Gibbons, and C. Park, “Quantitative Assessment of Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Polymer Matrices”, Nanotechnology 20, 325708 (2009).
  • C. Lovell, K. E. Wise, J.-W. Kim,  P. T. Lillehei, and C. Park, “Physical Property Enhancement of a Single Wall Carbon Nanotube/Synthetic Polypeptide Nanocomposite”, Polymer 50, 1925-1932 (2009).
  • P. T. Lillehei, J-W. Kim, C. Park, R. E. Crooks, and E. J. Siochi, “Optical, Electron, and Scanned Probe Microscopy”, NIST Practice Guide: Measurement Issues in Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Special Publication 960-19, Mar. (2008).
  • J.-W. Kim, S.-H. Choi, P. T. Lillehei, S.-H. Chu, G. C. King, and G. D. Watt, “Electrochemically Controlled Reconstitution of Immobilized Ferritins for Bioelectronics Applications”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 601, (1-2) 8-16 (2007).
  • D.-H. Han, J.-W. Kim and S.-M. Park, “Electrochemistry of Conductive Polymers: 39. Electrodeposited Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Studied by Current Sensing AFM”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, (30) 14874-14880 (2006).
  • B. Zhang, J. N. Harb, R. C. Davis, S. Choi, J.-W. Kim, T. Miller, S.-H. Chu, and G. D. Watt, “Electron Exchange Between Fe(II)-Horse Spleen Ferritin and Co(III)/Mn(III) Reconstituted Horse Spleen and Azotobacter Vinelandii Ferritins”, Biochemistry, 45, (18) 5766-5774(2006).
  • G. Yang, J. Tang, S. Kato, Q. Zhang, L. C. Qin, M. Woodson, J. Liu, J.-W. Kim, P. T. Lillehei, C. Park, and O. Zhou, “Magnetic Nanowire Based High-Resolution Magnetic Force Microscope Probes”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 87, (12) 123507 (2005).
  • J.-W. Kim, S.-H. Choi, P. T. Lillehei, S.-H. Chu, G. C. King, and G. D. Watt, “Cobalt Oxide Hollow Nanoparticles Derived by Biotemplating”, Chem. Commun., (32), 4101-4103(2005).
  • B. Zhang, J. N. Harb, R. C. Davis, J.-W. Kim, S.-H. Chu, S. H. Choi, T. Miller, and G. D. Watt, “Kinetic and Thermodynamic Characterization of the Co and Mn Oxyhydroxide Cores Formed in Horse Spleen Ferritin”, Inorg. Chem., 44, (10) 3738-3745 (2005).

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