Journal publications

28. H. Cho, T. Kim, and S. Kim*, "Tunable Thickness and Uniform Drop Deposition of Graphene Oxide on Porous Anodic Aluminum Oxide and a Reliable Thickness Measurement Technique", Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, Vol. 9, pp 025026, 2021 [Journal Collection: Emerging Leader 2021] (

27. H. Cho, H. Lee, S. Lee, and S. Kim*, “Reduced graphene oxide-based wearable and bio-electrolyte triggered pressure sensor with tunable sensitivity”, Ceramics International, Vol. 47, Issue 12, pp 17702-17710, 2021  (

26. H. Cho, J. Lee, H. Hwang, W. Hwang, J. Kim*, and S. Kim*, “Mechanical Properties of Graphene Oxide-Silk Fibroin Bionanofilms via Nanoindentation Experiments and Finite Element Analysis”, Friction, 2021 [In press] (

25. J Lee, Y Chen, H Liang, S. Kim*, “Temperature-dependent rheological behavior of nanofluids rich in carbon-based nanoparticles”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 325, pp 114659, 2021 (


24. S. Kim*, V. F. Korolovych, Rachel Muhlbauer, and V. V. Tsukruk, “3D‐printed polymer packing structures: Uniformity of morphology and mechanical properties via microprocessing conditions”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 137, Issue 44, 49381, 2020 (

23. H. Cho, S.-m. Kim, H. Liang, and S. Kim*, “Electric-Potential-Induced Uniformity in Graphene Oxide Deposition on Porous Alumina Substrates”, Ceramics International, Ceramics International, Vol. 46, Issue 10, pp 14828-14839,  2020 (

22. ​S. Kim*, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang*, “Morphology and Electric Potential-Induced Mechanical Behavior of Metallic Porous Nanostructures”, Friction, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 604–612, 2020  (

21. H Cho, J Lee, S Hong, and S Kim*, “Bulletproof Performance of Composite Plate Fabricated Using Shear Thickening Fluid and Natural Fiber Paper”, Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp 88, 2020 (

20. S. Kim*, V. F. Korolovych, M. J. Weissburg, V. V. Tsukruk*,  “Morphology and Surface Properties of Roacher Water Transport Arrays”, ACS Applied Biomaterials, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp 2650-2660, 2019 (

19. R.D. Geryak, E. Quigley, S. Kim, V. Korolovych, R. Calabrese, D. Kaplan, and V. V. Tsukruk, “Tunable Interfacial Properties in Silk Ionomer Microcapsules with Tailored Multilayer Interactions”. Macromolecular Bioscience, Vol. 19, pp 1800176, 2019 (


18. R. Xiong, H.S. Kim, S. Zhang, S. Kim, V. Korolovych, R. Ma, Y.G. Yingling, C. Lu, and V. V. Tsukruk, “Template-Guided Assembly of Silk Fibroin on Cellulose Nanofibers for Robust Nanostructures with Ultrafast Water Transport”. ACS Nano, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp 12008-12019, 2017 (


17. S. Zhang, R. Geryak, J. Geldmeier, S. Kim, V. V. Tsukruk, “Synthesis, Assembly, and Applications of Hybrid Nanostructures for Biosensing”. Chemical Reviews, Vol. 117, Issue 2, pp 12942-13038, 2017 (


16. S. Kim, R.D. Geryak, and V. V. Tsukruk, “Interfacial Shear Strength and Adhesive Behavior of Silk Ionomer Surfaces”. Biomacromolecules, Vol.18, Issue 9, pp 2876-2886, 2017(


15. M.J Smith, S.T. Malak, J. Jung, Y. J. Yoon, C. H. Lin, S. Kim, K. N. Lee, T. J. White, T. J. Bunning, Z. Lin, V. V. Tsukruk, “Robust, Uniform, and Highly Emissive Quantum Dot–Polymer Films and Patterns Using Thiol–Ene Chemistry”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 9, Issue 20, pp 17435–17448, 2017 (


14. S. Zhang, S. Kim, V. V. Tsukruk, “Ligand-Exchange Dynamics on Gold Nanocrystals: Direct Monitoring of Nanoscale Polyvinylpyrrolidone–Thiol Domain Surface Morphology”. Langmuir, 33 (15), pp 3576–3587, 2017 (


13. Y. Wang, R. Ma, K. Hu, S. Kim, G. Fang, Z. Shao, and V. V. Tsukruk, “Dramatic Enhancement of Graphene Oxide/Silk Nanocomposite Membranes: Increasing Toughness, Strength, and Young’s modulus via Annealing of Interfacial Structures”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 8, Issue 37, pp 24962–24973, 2016 (


12. S. Kim, R. Xiong, and V. V. Tsukruk, “Probing Flexural Properties of Cellulose Nanocrystal-Graphene Nanomembranes with Force Spectroscopy and Bulging Test” Langmuir, 32(21), pp.5383-5393, 2016 (


11. S. Kim, H. Choi, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang, “Morphology-influenced wetting model of nanopore structures”, Friction, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp 249-256, 2016 [Front cover featured] (

10. S. Kim, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang, “Electrical-potential induced surface wettability of porous metallic nanostructures”, Applied Surface Science 351 pp. 460–465, 2015 (

9. S. Kim, Yan Zhou, Jeffrey D. Cirillo, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang, “Bacteria repelling on highly-ordered alumina-nanopore structure”, Journal of applied physics, Vol.117, Issue 15, 2015 (

8. H. Xiao, S. Kim, X. He, D. Zhou, C.M. Li, and H. Liang, “Friction Pair Evaluation of Cartilage-diamond for Partial-joint Repair,” Carbon, Vol. 80, pp. 551–559, 2014 (

7. S. Kim, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang, “Enhanced-ion transfer via metallic-nanopore electrodes”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 161 (10), 2014 (

6. S. Kim, A.A. Polycarpou, and H. Liang, “Active control of surface forces via nanopore structures”, APL materials, Vol. 1, 2013 (

5. J. Yoo, J.H. Kim, K. Lee, S. Lee, S. Kim, H.K. Park, S.W. Kim, J. Bae, J.J. Park, and D. Choi, "Dewetted gold nanoparticles on ZnO nanorods for three-dimensionally distributed plasmonic hot spots", Scripta Materialia, Vol.7, 2013 (

4. W. Hwang, K.H. Lee, H. Park, J. Kim, J. Park, J. H. Cho, J. H. Jeon, D. Choi, D. Kim, D. Kim, S. Kim, K. Lee, T. Jing and S. Lee “Some Aspects on Design and Applications of Nanohoneycomb and Nanofiber Array Structures,” Mechanics of Composite Materials, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 17-52, 2011 (

3. D. Choi, S. Kim, S. Lee, D. Kim, K. Lee, H. Park, W. Hwang “Structure-dependent adhesion and friction on highly ordered metallic nanopore membranes”, Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, pp. 145708, 2008  (

2. S. Kim, S. Lee, D. Choi, K.-H. Lee, H. C. Park and W. Hwang “Fabrication of Metal Nanohoneycomb Structures and Their Tribological Behavior,” Advanced Composite Materials, Vol. 17, pp. 101-110, 2008 (

1. D. Choi, S. Lee, S. Kim, P. S. Lee, K.-H. Lee, H. C. Park, and W. Hwang, “Dependence of adhesion and friction on porosity in porous anodic alumina films", Scripta Materialia., Vol. 58 pp. 870-873, 2008 (

† : These authors contributed equally to the paper.