Sangil Kim

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 423 8021


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech., 2007
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2003
M.S., Polymer Science, Chungnam National University, South Korea, 1999
B.S., Polymer Science & Engineering, Chungnam National University, South Korea, 1997


My research interest is in applying nanotechnologies to develop hierarchical porous materials for a variety of applications including catalysis, micro and nano filtration, gas separation, microbiology, controlled drug delivery, cross flow emulsification, etc. I have investigated new nano- & micro-engineered porous structures using polymers and porous molecular sieves such as mesoporous silica, graphene, carbon nanotubes, metal-organic frameworks, and boron nitride nanotubes.

Recent publications

S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, H. G. Park, J. B. In, E. Meshot, G. Giraldo, M. Stadermann, M. Fireman, J. Shan, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and O. Bakajin, “Fabrication of Flexible, Aligned Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Membranes by In-situ Polymerization”, Journal of Membrane Science, 460, 91-98, 2014.

Lulevich, S. Kim, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and A. Noy, “Frictionless sliding of ssDNA in a carbon nanotube pore observed by single molecule force spectroscopy”, Nano Letters, 11, 1171-1176, 2011.

F. Fornasiero, J. In, S. Kim, H. Park, J. K. Holt, M. Stadermann, M. Wang, C. P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, and O.Bakajin, “pH-Tunable Ion Selectivity in Carbon Nanotube Pores for Single and Binary Salt Solutions”, Langmuir, 26, 14848-14853, 2010.

P. Kumar, S. Kim, J. Ida, and V. V. Guliants, “Polyethyleneimine-Modified MCM-48 Membranes: Effect of Water Vapor and Feed Concentration on N2/CO2 Selectivity”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47, 201-208, 2008.

S. Kim, J. R. Jinschek, H. Chen, D. S. Sholl, and E. Marand,  “Scalable Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for High Flux Gas Transport”, Nano Let