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Hou, J.; Li, B.; Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Eyimegwu, F. M.;Kim, J.-H.* “Integration of Gold Nanoparticles into Crosslinker-Free Polymer Particles and Their Colloidal Catalytic Property” Nanomaterials 2023, 13, 416.

Hou, J.; Yun, J.; Jang, W.; Bin Li, Adehinmoye, A. A.; Kim, J.-H.;* Byun, H.; “Rapid Incorporation of Gold Nanoparticles onto Graphene Oxide-Polymer Nanofiber Membranes for Photothermally-Accelerated Water Purification” Journal of Polymer Engineering 2023, 43, 156-166.

Lee, S.-H.; Kim, J.-H.;* Park, H.-H. “Upcycling green carbon black as a reinforcing agent for styrene–butadiene rubber materials” RSC Advances 2022, 12, 30480-30486.

Hou, J.; Egemole, F.;Eyimegwu, F. M.; Yun, J.; Jang, W.; Byun, H.; Hou, J.; Kim, J.-H.* “Experimental Selection of Bases for Colloidal Gold-Polymer Composite Catalyst in Homocoupling Reactions” ChemistrySelect, 2022, 7, e202202370.

Egemole, F.;Eyimegwu, F. M.; Yun, J.; Jang, W.; Byun, H.; Hou, J.; Kim, J.-H.* “Effects of Crosslinking Density on the In Situ Formation of Gold-Polymer Composite Particles and Their Catalytic Properties” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering 2022, 640, 128409.

Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Eyimegwu, P. N.; Hou, J.; Byun, H.; Hou, J.; Kim, J.-H.* “Controlling the Formation of Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles for Highly Reactive Catalysts in the Homocoupling of Phenylboronic Acid” Catalysis Today 2022, 388-389, 109-116.

Egemole, F.; Eyimegwu, F. M.; Yun, J.; Jang, W.; Byun, H.; Hou, J.; Kim, J.-H.* “Effects of Crosslinking Density on the In Situ Formation of Gold-Polymer Composite Particles and Their Catalytic Properties” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering 2022, 640, 128409.

Frimpong R.; Jang, W.; Kim, J.-H.;* Driskell, J. D.* “Rapid Vertical Flow Immunoassay on AuNP Plasmonic Paper for SERS-based Point of Need Diagnostics” Talanta 2021, 223, 121739.

Hu, J.; Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Egemole, F.; Geng, D.; Byun, H.; Kang, D.-W.; Kim, J.-H.* “Systematic Incorporation of Gold Nanoparticles onto Mesoporous Titanium Oxide Particles for Green Catalysts” Catalysts 2021, 11, 451.

Yun, J.;(ISU visiting scholar) Hu, J.; Jang, W.;(ISU visiting scholar) Kim, J.-H.*; Byun, H.* “Polyacrylonitrile Nanofiber Membranes Incorporated with Large Reduced Graphene Oxide Content In Situ” Journal of Materials Science 2021, 56, 18508–18521.

Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Seo, Y.; Byun, H.; Hou, J.; Kim, J.-H.* “Mixed Dye Removal Efficiency of Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile–Graphene Oxide Composite Membranes” Polymers 2020, 12, 2009.

Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Ludwig, L.; Jang S. G.; Bae, J. Y.; Byun, H.; Kim, J.-H.* “Comparative Catalytic Properties of Supported and Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles in Homocoupling Reactions” Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020, 8, 834

Swan, S.; Egemole F. O.; Nguyen, S. T.; Kim, J.-H.* “Assembly of Short-Chain Amphiphilic Homopolymers into Well-Defined Particles” Langmuir 2020, 36, 16, 4548–4555.

Burr, D. S.; Fatigante, W.; Lartey, J. A.; Jang, W.; Stelmack, A. R.; McClurg, N. W.; Standard, J. M.; Wieland, J. R. Kim, J.-H.;* Mulligan, C. C.; Driskell, J. D. “Integrating SERS and PSI-MS with Dual Purpose Plasmonic Paper Substrates for On-Site Illicit Drug Confirmation” Analytical Chemistry 2020, 92, 9, 6676–6683.

Jang, W.;Byun, H.; Kim, J.-H.* “Rapid Preparation of Paper-Based Plasmonic Platform for SERS Applications” Materials Chemistry and Physics 2020, 240, 122124.

Jang, W.; Byun, H.; Kim, J.-H.* “Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles as a Reactive Quasi-Homogeneous Catalyst in Base-Free Aerobic Homocoupling Reactions” ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 705-709 (front cover)

Park, Y.; Park, C.; Jang, W.;) Seo, Y.; Kim, J.-H.; Hou, J.; Byun, H. “Regulating the Integrity of Diverse Composite Nanofiber Membranes using an Organoclay” Journal of Membrane Science, 2020, 598, 117670

Lartey, J. A.; Harms, J. P.; Frimpong, R.; Mulligan, C. C.; Driskell, J. D.; Kim, J.-H.* “Sandwiching Structurally Diverse Plasmonic Nanoparticles on Paper Substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” RSC Advances 2019, 9, 32535-32543

Eyimegwu, P. N.; Lartey, J. A.; Kim, J.-H.* “Gold-Nanoparticle-Embedded Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microparticles for Selective Quasi-Homogeneous Catalytic Homocoupling Reactions” ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2, 6057-6066.

Eyimegwu, P. N.; Kim, J.-H.* “Atypical Catalytic Function of Embedded Gold Nanoparticles by Controlling Structural Features of Polymer Particle in Alcohol-Rich Solvents” Nanotechnology 2019, 30, 285704 (7pp). (This work was selected as a key scientific article contributing to research excellence by Advances in Engineering selection committee, link:  

Jang, W.; Taylor IV, R.; Eimegwu, P.; Byun, H.; Kim, J.-H.* “In situ formation of gold nanoparticles within a polymer particle and their catalytic activities in various chemical reactions” ChemPhysChem 2019, 20, 70-77. (cover feature)

Hou, J.; Jang, W.;​ Kim, S.;Kim, J.-H.*; Byun, H. “Rapid formation of polyimide nanofiber membranes via hot-press treatment and their performance as Li-ion battery separators”RSC Advances2018, 8, 14958-14966.

Lee, J.; Yoon, J.; Lee, J.; Yoon, J.;Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T.; Byun, H. “Electrospun PAN-GO composite nanofibers as water purification membranes”Journal of Applied Polymer Science2018, 135, 45858.

Lee, S.; Lee, Y. W.; Ahn, H.;Kim, J.-H.; Han, S. W. “Plasmon-enhanced electrocatalysis from synergistic hybrids of noble metal nanocrystals”Current Opinion in Electrochemistry2017, 4, 11-17.

Kang, S. W.; Song,J.;Lee, Y. W.; Park, Y.;Kim, J.-H.; Han, S. W. “Regulating the catalytic function of reduced graphene oxides using capping agents for metal-free catalysis”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2017, 9, 1692−1701.

Thongthaia, K.; Pakawanita, P.; Chenlek, N.;Kim, J.-H.; Anantad, S.; Srisombat, L. “Ag/Au/Pt trimetallic nanoparticles with defects: Preparation, characterization, and electrocatalytic activity in methanol oxidation” Nanotechnology 2017, 28, 375602 (11pp)

Byun, H.; Hu, J.; Pakawanit, P. ); Srisombat, L.;Kim, J.-H.*“Polymer particles filled with multiple colloidal silica via in situ sol-gel process and their thermal property” Nanotechnology2017, 28 025601 (8pp).

Kim, J.-H.*; Twaddle, K. M.; Cermak, L. M.; Jang, W.; Yun, J.; Byun, H.; “Photothermal heating property of gold nanoparticle loaded substrates and their SERS response”Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects2016, 498, 20-29.

Boote, B. W.; Ferreira, R. A. A.; Jang, W.; Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.* “Sub-100nm anisotropic gold nanoparticles as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates”Nanotechnology2015, 26, 345701 (12 pp)

Pakawanit, P.; Ananta, S.; Yun, T.; Bae, J.-Y.; Jang, W.; Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.*“A Strategy to Design Biocompatible Polymer Particles Possessing Increased Loading Efficiency and Controlled-Release Property”RSC Advances2014, 4, 39287–39296.

Kim, J.-H.*; Twaddle, K. M.; Hu, J.; Byun, H. “Sunlight-Induced Synthesis of Various Gold Nanoparticles and Their Heterogeneous Catalytic Properties on a Paper-Based Substrate”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2014, 6, 11514–11522.

Hwang, K.;Kim, J.-H.; Kim, S.-Y.; Byun, H. “Preparation of Polybenzimidazole-Based Membranes and Their Potential Applications in the Fuel Cell System”Energies2014, 7, 1721-1732.

Boote, B. W.; Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.*“Silver-Gold Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Their Applications as Optical MaterialsJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(invited review)2014, 14, 1563-1577.

Hu, J.; Brackemyer, C. A.; Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.*“Enhanced Stability of Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles by Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)”Journal of Materials Science and Technology2014,30, 441-448.

Boote, B. W.; Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.*“One-Pot Synthesis of Various Ag–Au Bimetallic Nanoparticles with Tunable Absorption Properties at Room TemperatureGold Bulletin2013, 46, 185-193.

Kim, J.-H.*; Lavin, B. W.; Boote, B. W.; Pham, J. A. “Photothermally Enhanced Catalytic Activity of Partially Aggregated Gold NanoparticlesJournal of Nanoparticle Research2012,14, 995 (10 pp).

Kim, J.-H.*; Boote, B. W.; Pham, J. A.; Hu, J.; Byun, H. “Thermally Tunable Catalytic and Optical Properties of Gold-Hydrogel Nanocomposites” Nanotechnology 2012, 23, 275606 (7 pp).

Kim, J.-H.*; Park, J.-S.; Chung, H-.W.; Boote, B. W.; Lee, T. R. “Palladium Nanoshells Coated with Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers and Their Catalytic Properties”RSC Advances2012,2, 3968-3977.

Kim, J.-H.*; Burnett, R. D.; Gabriel, A.Stimuli-Responsive Hollow Polymer Nanoparticles for Use as Novel Delivery SystemsJournal of Biomedical Nanotechnology2012,8, 432-438.

Vongsavat, V.; Vittur, B.; Bryan, W. W.;Kim, J.-H.*; Lee, T. R. “Ultrasmall Hollow Gold–Silver Nanoshells with Extinctions Strongly Red-Shifted to the Near-Infrared”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2011,9,3616–3624.

Kim, J.-H.*; Lavin, B. W.; Burnett, R. D.; Boote, B. W.Controlled Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Fluorescent Light IrradiationNanotechnology 2011, 22, 285602 (8 pp).

Kim, J.-H.*; Lavin, B. W. “Preparation of Gold Nanoparticle Aggregates and Their Photothermal Heating Property”Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11, 45-52.

Yoon, H. J.; Kuwabara, J.;Kim, J.-H.; Mirkin, C. A. “Allosteric Supramolecular Triple-Layer Catalysts”Science2010,330, 66–69.

Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News 2010, 88, 8.

ScienceNow, 1 October 2010.

Chemistry World, 1 October 2010.

ChemistryViews, 2 October 2010.

The Institute of Nanotechnology, 1 October 2010.

R&D Magazine, 1 October 2010.

Kim, J.-H.; Lin, J.-C.; Kellar, J. A.; Hersam, M. C.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Nguyen, S. T. “Building Conjugated Organic Structures on Silicon Surfaces via Microwave-Assisted Sonogashira Coupling”Langmuir2010,26, 3771–3773.

Publications from work prior to ISU

Kim, J.-H.; Bryan, W. W.; Chung, H.-W.; Park, C. Y.; Jacobson, A. J.; Lee, T. R. “The Preparation of Colloidal Gold-Palladium Alloy Nanoshells with Silica Cores and Their Optical Properties”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2009,1, 1063–1069.

Kellar, J. A.; Lin, J.-C.; Kim, J.-H.; Yoder, N. L.; Bevan, K. H.; Stokes, G. Y.; Greiger, F. M.; Nguyen, S. T.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Hersam, M. C. “Structural Characterization and Binding Configuration Disambiguation of 4-Bromophenylacetylene” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009, 113, 2919–2927.

Lin, J.-C.; Kellar, J. A.;Kim, J.-H.; Yoder, N. L.; Bevan, K. H.; Nguyen, S. T.; Hersam, M. C.; Bedzyk, M. J. “Atomic-Scale X-ray Structural Analysis of Conjugated Self-Assembled Monolayers on Silicon”European Physical Journal2009,167, 33-39.

Kim, J.-H.; Bryan, W. W.; Lee, T. R. “The Preparation and Characterization of Gold, Silver, and Gold-Silver Alloy Nanoshells on Colloidal Silica Cores”Langmuir2008, 24,11147-11152.

Kim, J.-H.; Kellar, J. A.; Hersam, M. C.; and Nguyen, S. T. “Polymer-Inorganic Nanocomposites from Si-based substrates-Applications of Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP)”, inNanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and FunctionalizationNagarajan R. and Hatton, T. A.,Eds., ACS Symposium Series 2008, 996, 303-321.

Lee, T.-C.; Chena, P.-C.; Laia, T.-Y.; Tuntiwechapikulb, W.;Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R. “Aliphatic Dithiocarboxylic Acids: New Adsorbates for Soft Lithographic Patterning” Applied Surface Science 2008,254, 7064-7068.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R.“Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel-Coated Gold Nanoshells forIn VivoDrug Delivery”Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering(JBPE)2008,2, 29-35.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R. “Hydrogel-Templated Growth of Large Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Hydrogel-Nanoparticle Composites”Langmuir (Cover Feature) 2007, 23, 6504-6509.

Kim, J.-H.; Chung, H.-W.; Lee, T. R. “The Preparation and Characterization of Palladium Shells with Silica and Gold Cores”Chemistry of Materials2006, 18, 4115-4220.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R. “Discrete Thermally Responsive Hydrogel-Coated Gold Nanoparticles for Use as Drug-Delivery Vehicles”Drug Development Research2006, 27, 61-69.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R. “Thermo- and pH-Responsive Hydrogel-Coated Gold Nanoparticles”Chemistry of Materials2004, 16, 3647-3651.

Kim, J.-H.; Byun, H.-S. “Preparation and Oxygen Permeability of True-IPN’s Based on Silicone Rubber and Polystyrene”Membrane2000, 10, 205-212.


Whittington, A.; Nguyen, S. T.;Kim, J.-H.“Thermal Behavior of Polystyrene-Silica Nanocomposites” Nanoscape (undergraduate research paper at Northwestern University)2009, 6, 26-30.

Verma, R.; Nguyen, S. T.;Kim, J.-H.“UV-induced Reaction of Conjugated Styrene Derivatives with H-Passivated Silicon Surfaces”Nanoscape2009, 6,35-40.

Boe, A.; Nguyen, S. T.;Kim, J.-H.“Modification of Organic Monolayer on Si(111) Surface using Sonogashira Coupling: A strategy for Interfacing Biologically Relevant Compounds with Silicon”Nanoscape2008, 5,125-135.

Kim, J.-H.; Park, H. H.; Chung, S. Y.; Lee, T. R.“Hydrogel-Coated Shell/Core Nanoparticles for In Vivo Drug Delivery”Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) 2008, 99, 730-733.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R., “Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel Polymer-Coated Gold Nanoshells”Intl. Conf. on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering 2006 (ICBPE 2006), 271-275.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T.R. “Biocompatible Hydrogel-Coated Nanoparticles for In Vivo Drug Delivery”Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC)-42005, 4, 381-382.

Kim, J.-H.; Lee, T. R. “Hydrogel-Coated Gold Nanoparticles”Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE)2004, 90, 637-638.


Byun, H.;Kim, J.-H.; Kim, H. “Composition for Heating Material”2012The Korean Intellectual Property Office (Patent-2012-0046133).

Lee, T. R.; Kim, J.-H.“New Nanoparticles and Discrete Polymer-Coated Nanoparticles Containing Metals or Alloys” Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) International Application 2005.

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