Kim Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Interfaces at the Nanoscale

At Kim Lab

We aim to transition to a sustainable economy of renewable electrons by focusing on innovations in electrochemical processes and devices. We value the insights learned at the surfaces and interfaces of nanoscale materials that can broadly impact the energy, chemicals, and materials industry.


Positions are available for graduate students and postdocs! Students interested in joining the team should reach out to the principal investigator at

News and Highlights

Dohyung receives the Unilever Award

Dohyung was awarded the Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science from the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society for his pioneering contributions to understanding the intricate dynamics of nanoparticle surfaces and interfaces in electrochemical environments and its profound influence on reactions of renewable carbons. He gave an award talk at the 98th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held at the University of Washington.

Joe and Nidhi pass the qualifier exam!

Congratulations to both! Look forward to your exciting research developments!

Andrew receives the Outstanding Research Award

Andrew was selected as the Outstanding Research Award recipient among this year’s graduating class of master’s students in Penn Engineering!

Dohyung selected as a 2024 Nanoscale Emerging Investigator

Dohyung was recognized as one of the rising stars in nanoscience and nanotechnology research!

New publication on interfacial liquids in electrochemistry

Congratulations to Rani and co-authors on publishing a significant contribution covering our understanding of the crucial role played by interfacial liquids and their components in various electrochemical reactions.

New publication on Single-Atom Catalysts

Nidhi and co-authors publish a significant contribution regarding the current status and prospects in the pyrolytic synthesis of single-atom catalysts. Congratulations on this achievement!

Dohyung selected as Scialog Fellow for Negative Emission Science

initiative co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The meeting took place November 15-18, 2023, in Tucson, AZ.

Dohyung invited to speak at the AIChE 2023

for the Emerging Junior Investigator Open Innovation Forum organized by the KIChE-US Chapter

Welcoming new members to the team!

Kim Lab welcomes new members Joe and Liv to the team. Look forward to all the exciting work together!

Guest lectures for summer high school student programs

Dohyung was invited as a guest speaker for the ESAP Nanotechnology at Penn (July) and the Penn Summer Science Initiative hosted by LRSM (Aug) to foster student interest in nanotechnology and CO2 conversion.