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

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.

Guest lecture, Road2Research (R2R)

Dohyung was invited to do a guest lecture (held Feb 23rd) as part of the semester-long R2R curriculum designed to foster interest in STEM careers for local high school students in Philadelphia.

Dohyung speaks at a VIPER panel event

The Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) held a panel event on “Big Advances at the Nanoscale and their Energy Impacts” at Feb 16th. Dr. Chris Murray and Dr. Dohyung Kim were invited to the event.

Dohyung was invited to a faculty event by K-PENSA

The Korea-Penn Engineers and Scientists Association (K-PENSA) hosted a faculty event for STEM career and research advice. The event was held on Feb 9th at Fisher-Bennet Hall.

Dohyung speaks at a mini-symposium

Dohyung was invited to speak at a mini-symposium about the group’s efforts in electrocatalysis looking beyond the surface of materials.