Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Professor Chad A. Mirkin
Youngeun Kim received a B.S., in Materials Science and Engineering with a double major in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research work is focused on dynamic control of DNA-nanoparticle superlattices. This research studies stimuli-responsive nanoparticle systems in depth, utilizing the flexibility and programmability of DNA. Her most recently published work on “transmutable nanoparticles with reconfigurable surface ligands” was highlighted by C&EN, Bionity, and Science.
Awards & Fellowships
- Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award (2015)
- International Institute of Nanotechnology Outstanding Researcher Award (2015)
- International Precious Metals Institute Graduate Student Award (2014)
- Departmental Merit Award, Northwestern University (2011)
- Meeting of the Minds, Intel Poster Competition 1st Prize (2010)
- 15th Annual ASM-Pittsburgh Undergraduate Poster Competition, First Place (2010)
- Interdisciplinary Program in Nanotechnology (IUPN) Research Grant (2009)
- Intel Freshmen Year Research Experience Award (2008)
- Krivobok Brooks Metallography Award (2008)
- College of Engineering Dean’s List (GPA 3.75 and above)
- Kim, Y.; Macfarlane, R. J.; Jones, M. R.; Mirkin, C. A., Science 2016, 351, 579.
- Thaner, R. V.*; Kim, Y.*; Li, T. I. N. G.*; Macfarlane, R. J.; Nguyen, S. T.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Mirkin, C. A., Nano Letters 2015, 15, 8, 5545.
- Kim, Y.; Macfarlane, R. J.; Mirkin, C. A., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10342.
- Hellstrom, S. L.; Kim, Y.; Fakonas, J.; Senesi, A. N.; Macfarlane, R. J.; Mirkin, C. A.; Atwater, H. A., Nano Letters 2013, 13, 12, 6084.