Kim, Jinsang | Faculty

Director of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry

NCRC, B26-133N


Kim Lab

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001 
M.S., Fiber and Polymer Science, Seoul National University, 1993
B.S., Fiber and Polymer Science, Seoul National University, 1991
Research Interests
Biopolymers, molecular biosensors, protein/DNA microarrays, artificial actuators.


Honors and Awards
  • 2019 Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Michigan
  • 2016 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellent Award
  • D. B. Robinson Distinguished Lecture, University of Alberta, 2016
  • Associate Editor, Macromolecular Research (Springer), 2015
  • MSE Outstanding Accomplishment Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
  • BK21 Plus Invited Professorship, Sungkyunkwan University, 2013
  • WCU Invited Professorship Seoul National University, 2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER AWARD, 2007
  • Named One of Emerging Investigators by the J. of Materials Chemistry, 2007
  • Jon R. & Beverly S. Holt Awards for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
  • 2002 ACS  ICI Award in Applied Polymer Science (August 2002)
  • 2002 IUPAC Award for Young Chemist for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in the Chemical Science ( (May 2002)
  • MRS (Materials Research Society) Graduate Student Gold Award (November 2000)
  • Il-Ju Academic Foundation Overseas Graduate Fellowship, Korea (June 1996)
  • Graduation Award for Top Undergraduate Students (SNU, February 1991)