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

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.

Dohyung invited to speak at events

Dohyung was invited to speak about the group’s work at the SK Global Forum and the Colloid and Interface Symposium in June.

Dohyung awarded Hanwha Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Congratulations to Dohyung on being awarded the Hanwha Non-Tenured Faculty Award for his contributions to the field of electrocatalysis!

Rani passes the qualifier exam!

Congratulations, Rani! Well deserved!

Nidhi receives the Churchill Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

The Stuart W. Churchill Prize in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is awarded to a student of the senior class with the most outstanding research.

New publication on CO2-free hydrogen

A recent publication demonstrates a semi-continuous pyrolysis process for the production of CO2-free H2 and CNTs from methane.