Campus Location: UTEB 386
Prof. Kyungjin Kim joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut in Fall 2021. Before joining, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Lacour lab at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, working on the chronic soft neuroprosthetic implants. She received her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2018 and BS from KAIST, South Korea, in 2014 both in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently developing long-term functioning soft and deformable electronic devices using vacuum processed hermetic encapsulations and various quality control methods, ultimately to engineer the reliability of next-generation devices such as flexible and stretchable electronics, implantable bioelectronics both in the materials and device level. She is also interested in other applications: smart packaging of food and pharma-, composite materials in aircraft/naval engineering, where optimizations and reliability analysis of nanocomposite materials, barrier materials, fatigue and fracture of materials are required, building interdisciplinary research towards microengineering, materials science, and biomedical engineering.