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David Throckmorton
Vice President of Research

James Closs
Director of Research Program Development

Carly Bosco
Director of NASA Langley Programs

Peter McHugh
Director of FAA Programs

Samantha Austin
Program Manager, Advanced Composites Consortium Integration

Jae-Woo Kim

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


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



  • 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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