(4fi) Engineering Biopolymer Crystallinity in Microneedles for Improved Food Monitoring System
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dr. Doyoon Kim (Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, 2018) is interested in nanoscale reactions at biological interfaces in aqueous environments. For example, he is excited to study the nucleation of nanocrystals on structural biopolymers and the hierarchical assembly of biopolymers in the presence of nanocrystal precursor molecules. Furthermore, inspired by the interfacial phenomena observed in nature, he aims to design nano/organic composite materials to provide engineering solutions to our society's sustainability challenges caused by climate change and other anthropogenic activities. In his previous studies, Dr. Kim investigated the nucleation of calcium phosphate mineralization in organic templates for biomedical engineering (bone regeneration) and environmental engineering (phosphorous removal). Currently, Dr. Kim is working on silk-based advanced biopolymers for sustainable food and agriculture system.
Based on his expertise, Dr. Doyoon Kim will be a suitable faculty candidate for teaching courses such as Aquatic Chemistry, Environmental Nanochemistry. Also, he is interested in teaching fundamental chemical engineering courses for undergraduate, such as Kinetics and Reaction Engineering, Transport Processes, Mathematical Methods in Engineering, and Micro and Nanofabrication. In addition, he is enthusiastic about developing new courses based on his research expertise, such as Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environment and Chemical Reactions in Environmental Remediation.