Seonghwan (Sam) Kim

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I am an Acting Research Associate as well as a lab manager in Prof. Thundat Group. I received my BS (1998) and MS (2000) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea and my PhD (2008) in Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. I joined Nanoscale Science and Devices Group in Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA as a postdoctoral research associate in June 2008 and moved to University of Alberta in August 2010 as a CERC research team member in order to continue to work with Prof. Thundat. My research work is focused on experimental and theoretical studies of nanomechanical microcantilever sensors and the development of integrated sensor platforms for physical, chemical, and biological applications. These micro sensors can be used in fundamental sciences as well as in real life applications such as a toxic gas sensor, air/water quality monitoring sensor, and pathogen detection sensor to name a few.