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Dr. Sang Moon Kim

Sang Moon Kim

Part-time researcher of Division of Thermal and Fluids Science

H-Index (Scopus): 13; Citation (Scopus): > 1000 



  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2010
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering/ Nano, micro structuring & Energy systems, Seoul National University, Korea, 2015.


  • From 2015 to 2016: Postdoctoral, Global frontier center for multiscale energy system
  • From 2016 to 2018: Assistant professor, Incheon National University, Korea.


  • Wetting and capillary wicking
  • Nano porous carbon materials
  • Multiscale structuring
  • Fuel cells


[6]. Nano•Material Technology Development Program (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 7/2018 (12 months) (Ongoing)

[5]. Industrial Ice Breaker Troubleshooting (Principal Investigator), Misitry of SMEs and Startups, from 10/2017 (6 months) (Completed)

[4]. Nano•Material Technology Development Program (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 7/2017 (12 months) (Completed)

[3]. Development of ultralight fuel cell for drone device (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 9/2016 (48 months) (Ongoing)

[2]. Fabrication of Multiscale Nafion membrane by imprint process for High-performance Fuel Cell (Principal Investigator), Korea Foundation for Advanced School and Creativity, from 6/2016 (6 months) (Completed)

[1]. Electrode architecturing via mechanical compressing and stretching of polymer electrolyte membrane and its application for high performance fuel cell (Principal Investigator), National Research Foundation (NRF), from 5/2016 (36 months) (Ongoing)


  • Journals: 

[32]. Y. W. Choi#, S. Jang#, M.-S. Chun, S. M. Kim*, M. Choi*, Efficient Microfluidic Power Generator Based on Interaction between DI Water and Hydrophobic-Channel Surface, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology, 5(2): 255-260, (2018) (ISI)

[31]. T. Kim, T. Lee, G. Lee, Y. W. Choi, S. M. Kim, D. Kang*, M. Choi*, Polyimide Encapsulation of Spider-Inspired Crack-Based Sensors for Durability Improvement, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 8: 367, (2018) (ISI)

[30]. C.-Y. Ahn#, S. Jang#, Y.-H. Cho, J. Choi, S. Kim, S. M. Kim*, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Guided cracking of electrodes by stretching prism-patterned membrane electrode assemblies for high-performance fuel cells, Scientific Reports, 8: 1257, (2018) (ISI)

[29]. S. Jang#, S. Kim#, S. M. Kim, J. Choi, J. Yeon, K. Bang, C.-Y. Ahn, W. Hwang, M. Her, Y.-H. Cho*, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Interface engineering for high-performance direct methanol fuel cells using multiscale patterned membranes and guided metal cracked layers, Nano Energy, 43: 149-158, (2017) (ISI)

[28]. H.-H. Park#, M. Seong, K. Sun, H. Ko, S. M. Kim, H. E. Jeong*, Flexible and Shape-Reconfigurable Hydrogel Interlocking Adhesives for High Adhesion in Wet Environments Based on Anisotropic Swelling of Hydrogel Microstructures, ACS Macro Letters, 6: 1325-1330, (2017) (ISI)

[27]. G. Lee#, T. Lee#, Y. W. Choi#, P. V. Pikhitsa, S. J. Park, S. M. Kim*, D. Kang*, M. Choi*, Metal–elastomer bilayered switches by utilizing the superexponential behavior of crack widening, J. Mater. Chem. C, 5: 10920-10925, (2017) (ISI)

[26]. S. Kim#, S. Jang#, S. M. Kim#, C.-Y. Ahn, W. Hwang, Y.-H Cho*, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Reduction of methanol crossover by thin cracked metal barriers at the interface between membrane and electrode in direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 363: 153-160, (2017) (ISI)

[25]. T. Lee#, Y. W. Choi#, G. Lee, S. M. Kim, D. Kang*, M. Choi*, Crack-based strain sensor with diverse metal films by inserting an inter-layer, RSC Advances, 7: 34810, (2017) (ISI)

[24]. S. M. Kang#, J. H. Kim#, S. M. Kim*, Partial Wrinkle Generation for Switchable Attachment and High Adhesion Hysteresis, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 18: 133-137, (2017) (ISI)

[23]. Y. W. Choi#, D. Kang, P. V. Pikhitsa, T. Lee, S. M. Kim, G. Lee, D. Tahk, M. Choi*, Ultra-sensitive Pressure sensor based on guided straight mechanical cracks, Scientific Reports, 7: 40116, (2017) (ISI) 

[22]. H. N. Kim#, K.-J. Jang#, J.-Y. Shin, D. Kang, S. M. Kim, I. Koh, Y. Hong, S. Jang, M. S. Kim, B.-S. Kim, H. E. Jeong, N. L. Jeon, P. Kim*, K.-Y. Suh, Artificial Slanted Nanocilia Array as a Mechanotransducer for Controlling Cell Polarity, ACS Nano, 11: 730-741, (2017) (ISI)

[21]. T. Lee#, Y. W. Choi#, G. Lee,P. V. Pikhitsa, D. Kang, S. M. Kim, M. Choi*, Transparent ITO mechanical crack-based pressure and strain sensor, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4: 9947-9953, (2016) (ISI)

[20]. S. M. Kim#, S. M. Kang#, C. Lee, S. Jang, J. Kim, H. Seo, W.-G. Bae, S. Yang*, H. Yoon*, Repeated shape recovery of clustered nanopillars by mechanical pulling, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4: 9608-9612, (2016) (ISI)

[19]. S. Jang#, J. S. Kang#, J.-K. Lee, S. M. Kim, Y. J. Son, A. Lim, H. Cho, J. Kim, J. Jeong, G. Lee, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Enhanced Light Harvesting in Mesoscopic Solar Cells by Multilevel Multiscale Patterned Photoelectrodes with Superpositioned Optical Properties, Advanced Functional Materials, 26: 6584-6592, (2016) (ISI)

[18]. S. M. Kim#, J. Kim#, S. M. Kang#, S. Jang, D. Kang, S. E. Moon, H. N. Kim*, H. Yoon*, Directional Clustering of Slanted Nanopillars by Elastocapillarity, Small, 12: 3764-3769, (2016) (ISI)

[17]. S. M. Kim#, C.-Y. Ahn#, Y.-H. Cho, S. Kim, W. Hwang, S. Jang, S. Shin, G. Lee, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, High-performance Fuel Cell with Stretched Catalyst-Coated Membrane: One-step Formation of Cracked Electrode, Scientific Reports, 6: 26503, (2016) (ISI)

[16]. S. Jang#, M. Kim#, Y. S. Kang, Y. W. Choi, S. M. Kim*, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Facile Multiscale Patterning by Creep-Assisted Sequential Imprinting and Fuel Cell Application, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8: 11459−11465, (2016) (ISI)

[15]. S. M. Kim#, Y. S. Kang#, C. Ahn, S. Jang, M. Kim, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Prism-patterned Nafion membrane for enhanced water transport in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources, 317: 19-24, (2016) (ISI)

[14]. S. Jang#, J. Yoon#, K. Ha, M.-C. Kim, D. H. Kim, S. M. Kim, S. M. Kang, S. J. Park, H. S. Jung*, M. Choi*, Facile fabrication of three-dimensional TiO2  structures for highly efficient perovskite solar cells, Nano Energy, 22: 499-506, (2016) (ISI)

[13]. H. Cho#, S. M. Kim#, Y. S. Kang#, J. Kim, S. Jang, M. Kim, H. Park, J. W. Bang, S. Seo, K.-Y. Suh, Y.-E. Sung*, M. Choi*, Multiplex lithography: scavenging effect of oxygen in UV-curable resins and its application to multiscale membrane based fuel cell, Nature Communications, 6: 8484, (2015) (ISI)

[12]. C. Lee#, S. M. Kim#, Y. J. Kim, Y. W. Choi, K.-Y. Suh, C. Pang* and M. Choi*, Robust Micro-Zip Fastener: Reversible Interlocking using Polymeric Rectangular Parallelepiped Arrays, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7: 2561-2568, (2015) (ISI)

[11]. H. Yoon#,*, S. H. Sung, J. H. Koh, S. M. Kim, S.-J. Choi, K. Y. Suh, and K. Char*, Directional Step Flow Across Ridges on Multiscale Two-Face Prism Array, Macromolecular Research, 23(2): 145-148, (2015) (ISI)

[10]. W.-G. Bae#, S. M. Kim#, S.-J. Choi, S. G. Oh, H. Yoon*, K. Char*, and K. Y. Suh, In Situ Realization of Asymmetric Ratchet Structures within Microchannels by Directionally Guided Light Transmission and Their Directional Flow Behavior, Advanced Materials, 26(17): 2665–2670, (2014) (ISI)

[9]. D. H. Kang, S. M. Kim#, B. Lee, H. Yoon*, and K.-Y. Suh*, Stimuli-responsive hydrogel patterns for smart microfluidics and microarrays, Analyst, 138(21): 6230-6242, (2013) (ISI)

[8]. N. Jung#, S. M. Kim#, D. H. Kang, D. Y. Chung, Y. S. Kang, Y.-H. Chung, Y. W. Choi, C. Pang and K.-Y. Suh* and Y.-E. Sung*, High-Performance Hybrid Catalyst with Selectively Functionalized Carbon by Temperature-Directed Switchable Polymer, Chemistry of Materials, 25(9): 1526-1532, (2013) (ISI)

[7]. S. M. Kim#, D. H. Kang#, J. H. Koh, H. S. Suh, H. Yoon*, K.-Y. Suh* and K. Char*, Thermoresponsive Switching of Liquid Flow Direction on a Two-Face Prism Array, Soft Matter, 9(16): 4145-4149, (2013) (ISI)

[6]. C. Pang, G.-Y. Lee, T.-i. Kim, S. M. Kim, H. N. Kim, S.-H. Ahn and K.-Y. Suh, A flexible and highly sensitive strain-gauge sensor using reversible interlocking of nanofibres, Nature Materials, 11: 795-801, (2012) (ISI)

[5]. S. M. Kang, S. M. Kim, H. N. Kim, M. K. Kwak, D. H. Tahk and K. Y. Suh, Robust superomniphobic surfaces with mushroom-like micropillar arrays, Soft Matter, 8(33): 8563-8568, (2012) (ISI)

[4]. C. Pang#, S. M. Kim#, Y. Rahmawan, and K.-Y. Suh, Beetle-inspired bi-directional, asymmetric interlocking using geometry-tunable nanohairs, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4(8): 4225-4230, (2012) (ISI)

[3]. D. S. Kang, C. H. Pang, S. M. Kim, H. S. Cho, H. S. Um, Y. W. Choi and K. Y. Suh, Shape-Controllable Microlens Arrays via Direct Transfer of Photocurable Polymer Droplets, Advanced Materials, 24(13): 1709-1715, (2011) (ISI)

[2]. C. Pang#, T.-i. Kim#, W. G. Bae, D. Kang, S. M. Kim, and K. Y. Suh, Bioinspired Reversible Interlocker Using Regularly Arrayed High Aspect-Ratio Polymer Fibers, Advanced Materials, 24(4): 475-479, (2011) (ISI)

[1]. H. Yoon, M. K. Kwak, S. M. Kim, S. H. Sung, J. Lim, H. S. Suh, K. Y. Suh* and K. Char*, Polymeric Nanopillars Reinforced with Metallic Shells in the Lower Stem Region, Small, (2011) (ISI)