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Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering at Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Kyungsuk Yum is Assistant Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington.  He is also a faculty affiliate of the Biomedical Engineering Program of UT Arlington, UT Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern).  He received his BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University and MS in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Before joining the University of Texas, he did his postdoctoral work in Chemical Engineering at MIT and in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley.  His research interests are in biologically-inspired materials and engineering systems, nanobiotechnology, nano-biomanufacturing, and nanomaterials.  

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD
Mechanical Science and Engineering
December 2013
Ongoing
Assistant Professor
University of Texas, Arlington
December 2012
December 2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Unviersity of California, Berkeley
December 2010
December 2012
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biologically-inspired Materials and Engineering Systems

Biologically-Inspired Micro/Nanoscale Materials and Engineering Systems, Microengineered Physiological Systems

Nano-Biomanufacturing

Nano-Biomanufacturing, Nanomanufacturing

Nanobiotechnology

Hybrid Nano-Biomateirals/Systems, Nanomaterial-Based Biosensors

Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials, Nanomechanics

2014
Kyungsuk Yum, SoonGweon Hong, Kevin E. Healy and Luke P. Lee, “Physiologically Relevant Organs on Chips,” Biotechnology Journal 9, 16 (2014).
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2013
Jingqing Zhang, Markita P. Landry, Paul W. Barone, Jong-Ho Kim, Shangchao Lin, Zachary W. Ulissi, Dahua Lin, Bin Mu, Ardemis A. Boghossian, Andrew J. Hilmer, Alina Rwei, Allison C. Hinckley, Sebastian Kruss, Mia A. Shandell, Nitish Nair, Steven Blake, Fatih Sen, Selda Sen, Robert G. Croy, Deyu Li, Kyungsuk Yum, Jin-Ho Ahn, Hong Jin, Daniel A. Heller, John M. Essigmann, Daniel Blankschtein, Michael S Strano, “Molecular Recognition Using Corona Phase Complexes Made of Synthetic Polymers Adsorbed on Carbon Nanotubes,” Nature Nanotechnology 8, 959 (2013).
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2013
Kyungsuk Yum, Thomas McNicholas, Bin Mu and Michael S. Strano, “Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Based Near-Infrared Optical Glucose Sensors toward In Vivo Continuous Glucose Monitoring,” Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 7, 93 (2013).
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2012
Bin Mu, Thomas McNicholas, Jingqing Zhang, Andrew Hilmer, Zhong Jin, Nigel Reuel, Jong-Ho Kim, Kyungsuk Yum and Michael S. Strano, “A Structure-Function Relationship for the Optical Modulation of Phenyl Boronic Acid-Grafted, Polyethylene Glycol Wrapped Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 17620 (2012).
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2012
Thomas P. McNicholas, Kyungsuk Yum, Jin-Ho Ahn, Bin Mu, Oliver Plettenburg, Annlouise Goodermuth, Sridaran Natesan and Michael S. Strano, “Structure and Function of Glucose Binding Protein–Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Complexes,” Small 8, 3510 (2012).
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2012
Kyungsuk Yum,* Jin-Ho Ahn,* Thomas P. McNicholas, Paul W. Barone, Bin Mu, Jong-Ho Kim, Rishabh M. Jain and Michael S. Strano, “Boronic Acid Library for Selective, Reversible Near-Infrared Fluorescence Quenching of Surfactant Suspended Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Response to Glucose,” ACS Nano 6, 819 (2012). *Equal contribution
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2011
Hyeonseok Yoon, Jin-Ho Ahn, Paul W. Barone, Kyungsuk Yum, Richa Sharma, Ardemis A. Boghossian, Jae-Hee Han and Michael S. Strano, “Periplasmic Binding Proteins as Optical Modulators of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence: Amplifying a Nanoscale Actuator,” Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 50, 1828 (2011).
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2011
Kyungsuk Yum, Min-Feng Yu, Ning Wang and Yang K. Xiang, “Biofunctionalized Nanoneedles for the Direct Transfer and Site-Selective Delivery of Probes into Living Cells,” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects 1810, 330 (2011).
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2011
Jie Hu, Kyungsuk Yum, Arash Tajik, Majid Minary-Jolandan, Jeahoon Bang, Ning Wang and Min-Feng Yu, “Diffusion Limited Current in Very High Aspect Ratio Pt Needle Electrodes,” Applied Physics Letters 99, 053113 (2011).
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2010
Kyungsuk Yum, Ning Wang and Min-Feng Yu, “Electrochemically Controlled Deconjugation and Delivery of Single Quantum Dots into the Nucleus of Living Cells,” Small 6, 2109 (2010).
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2010
Kyungsuk Yum, Ning Wang and Min-Feng Yu, “Nanoneedle: a Multifunctional Tool for Biological Studies in Living Cells,” Nanoscale 2, 363 (2010).
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2009
Kyungsuk Yum, Sungsoo Na, Yang K. Xiang, Ning Wang and Min-Feng Yu, “Mechanochemical Delivery and Dynamic Tracking of Single Fluorescent Quantum Dots in the Cytoplasm and Nucleus of Living Cells,” Nano Letters 9, 2193 (2009).
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2007
Kyungsuk Yum, Han Na Cho, Jie Hu and Min-Feng Yu, “Individual Nanotube-Based Needle Nanoprobes for Electrochemical Studies in Picoliter Microenvironments,” ACS Nano 1, 440 (2007).
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2007
Zhaoyu Wang, Jie Hu, Abhijit Suryavanshi, Kyungsuk Yum and Min-Feng Yu, “Voltage Generation from Individual BaTiO3 Nanowires under Periodic Tensile Mechanical Load,” Nano Letters 7, 2966 (2007).
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2006
Kyungsuk Yum and Min-Feng Yu, “Measurement of Wetting Properties of Individual Boron Nitride Nanotubes with the Wilhelmy Method Using a Nanotubes-Based Force Sensor,” Nano Letters 6, 329 (2006).
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2005
Kyungsuk Yum and Min-Feng Yu, “Surface-Mediated Liquid Transport through Molecularly Thin Liquid Films on Nanotubes,” Physical Review Letters 95, 186102 (2005).
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2004
Kyungsuk Yum, Zhaoyu Wang, Abhijit Suryavanshi and Min-Feng Yu, “Experimental Measurement and Model Analysis of Damping Effect in Nanoscale Mechanical Beam Resonators in Air,” Journal of Applied Physics 96, 3933 (2004). * Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 10, 14 (2004).
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Fall 2015
MSE 3300 - MATERIALS SCIENCE (MSE 3300-001) / INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MSE 5300-001)
This course introduces the physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro and macro-structures of the materials.
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Fall 2015
MSE 5390 - Nanobiotechnology (MSE 4390-004 / 5390-003)
The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental principles of physical and biological sciences at the nanoscale and the basic concepts of applying such interdisciplinary principles to develop new technologies for improving human life and health. The first part of this course introduces the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, and biology at the nanoscale and the basic techniques to generate, manipulate, and characterize man-made and nature’s nanomaterials and systems. The second part of this course covers the state-of-the-art applications of nanobiotechnology, with emphasis on biomedical applications.
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Fall 2015
MSE 5300 - MATERIALS SCIENCE (MSE 3300-001) / INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MSE 5300-001)
This course introduces the physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, thermal and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, composites, and aggregates and the relationships between these properties and the electronic, crystal, micro and macro-structures of the materials.
Last Updated on August 18, 2015, 8:27 pm
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Fall 2015
MSE 4390 - Nanobiotechnology (MSE 4390-004 / 5390-003)
The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental principles of physical and biological sciences at the nanoscale and the basic concepts of applying such interdisciplinary principles to develop new technologies for improving human life and health. The first part of this course introduces the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, and biology at the nanoscale and the basic techniques to generate, manipulate, and characterize man-made and nature’s nanomaterials and systems. The second part of this course covers the state-of-the-art applications of nanobiotechnology, with emphasis on biomedical applications.
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