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Nam-Jung Kim Assistant Research Professor

Nam-Jung Kim is an assistant research professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His research includes the development of nanotechnology-based Raman sensors to detect trace levels of chemical and biological impurities in fuel, food and environmental systems. He also investigates the self-assembly phenomena in hybrid composite materials containing inorganic particles and polymers, of special interest for electronic devices and energy harvesting applications.

Technical Focus

  • Hybrid, multifunctional nanomaterials
  • Metallic nanostructures and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • Nanoparticle and nanowire self-assembly


  • PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS and BS from Seoul National University