Seong Kim

Seong Kim
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
N-323 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 863-4809


View a complete Bio on the Department of Chemical Engineering website.

Academic Training

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998


Surface Science in Nanotribology

  • Vapor-phase lubrication
  • Super-lubricious diamond-like carbon coatings
  • Self-healing boundary lubrication films
  • Interfacial water

Nanoscale Surface Engineering and Chemical Imaging

  • Bottom-down nanomanufacturing
  • Superhydrophobic coatings via atmospheric plasma process
  • Noncontact surface topography and charge imaging in water

Biological Interfaces

  • Cellulose in plant cells and ligonocellulosic biomass
  • Biocatalytic nanofibers

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