Block copolymer synthesis through controlled polymerization techniques, characterization of structure-property relationships of polymers using positron annihilation spectroscopy and/or other analytical methods, and fabrication of organic-inorganic hybrid materials.
S. H. Kim, F. Nederberg, R. Jakobs, J. P. K. Tan, K. Fukushima, A. Nelson, E. W. Meijer, Y. Y. Yang, J. L. Hedrick, "A Supramolecularly Assisted Transformation of Block Copolymer Micelles into Nanotubes,"
S. H. Kim, J. P. K. Tan, F. Nederberg, K. Fukushima, Y. Y. Yang, R. M. Waymouth, J. L. Hedrick, "Mixed Micelle Formation through Stereocomplexation between Enantiomeric Poly(lactide) Block Copolymers,"
S. H. Kim, O.-H. Park, F. Nederberg, T. Topuria, L. E. Krupp, H.-C. Kim, R. M. Waymouth, J. L. Hedrick, "Application of Block Copolymer Supramolecular Assembly for the Fabrication of Complex TiO2 Nanostructures,"
S. H. Kim, F. Nederberg, L. Zhang, C. G. Wade, R. M. Waymouth, J. L. Hedrick, "Hierarchical Assembly of Nanostructured Organosilicate Networks via Stereocomplexation of Block Copolymers,"
S. H. Kim, S.-Y. Ahn, S.-Y. Kwak, "Suppression of Dioxin Emission in Incineration of Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) as Hybridized with Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles,"
S. H. Kim, J. W. Chung, T. J. Kang, S.-Y. Kwak, T. Suzuki, "Determination of the Glass Transition Temperature of Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites from Positron Annihilation Lifetime Measurements,"
S. H. Kim, S.-Y. Kwak, T. Suzuki, "Photocatalytic Degradation of PVC/TiO2 Nanohybrid as an Eco-Friendly Alternative to the Current Waste Landfill and Dioxin-Emitting Incineration of Post-Use PVC,"
S. H. Kim, S.-Y. Kwak, T. Suzuki, "Positron Annihilation Spectroscopic Evidence to Demonstrate the Flux-Enhancement Mechanism in Morphology-Controlled Thin-Film-Composite (TFC) Membrane,"
S.-Y. Kwak, S. H. Kim, T. Suzuki, "Molecular-Level Free Volume as a Crucial Complementary Factor Affecting Miscibility and Nanoscopic Homogeneity of Polyarylate/Poly(vinyl chloride) Blends,"
S. H. Kim, S.-Y. Kwak, B.-H. Sohn, T. H. Park, "Design of TiO2 Nanoparticle Self-Assembled Aromatic Polyamide Thin-Film-Composite (TFC) Membrane as an Approach to Solve Biofouling Problem,"
S.-Y. Kwak, S. H. Kim, S. S. Kim, "Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane for Bactericidal Anti-Fouling. 1. Preparation and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticle Self-Assembled Aromatic Polyamide Thin-Film-Composite (TFC) Membrane,"