Principal Investigator

Dr. Seonghwan (Sam) Kim

Dr. Seonghwan (Sam) Kim

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering

The University of Calgary

Office: MEB 211

Phone: (403) 220-6624

Fax: (403) 282-8406

sskim@ucalgary.ca

Lab locations: MEB 216/MEB 217/MEB 519

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Degrees: 

Ph.D. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA) 2008.8

M.Sc. (Seoul National University, South Korea) 2000.2

B.Sc. (Seoul National University, South Korea) 1998.2

Professional Experiences:

Associate Professor (University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada) 2018.7-present

Visiting Associate Professor (University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, USA) 2019.9-2020.6

Visiting Scholar (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada) 2019.8

Assistant Professor (University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada) 2013.8-2018.6

Acting Research Associate (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada) 2010.8-2013.7

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA) 2008.6-2010.7

Research Engineer (Digital Bio Technology, Seoul, South Korea) 2003.8-2004.7

Korea Overseas Volunteer Lecturer (Mataram University, Mataram, NTB, Indonesia) 2000.8-2002.7

Awards and Honors: 

Renewal of Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems, Canada, 2020.10-2025.9

Engineer of the Year Award, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), 2019

Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2017

Early Research Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, 2016

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Nano Sensing Systems, Canada, 2015.10-2020.9

KUSCO-KSEA Scholarship for Graduate Students in USA, 2007

Korean Honor Scholarship from the Embassy of Republic of Korea in USA, 2005

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NMSSS

NMSSS Group Photo 2022-05-12

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NMSSS Group Photo 2019-08-30

NMSSS

NMSSS Group Photo 2022-07-29

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NMSSS Group Photo 2022-05-12

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NMSSS Group Photo 2015-05-31

NMSSS

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Arindam Phani

Dr. Arindam Phani

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2019.5-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Postdoctoral Associate in Chemical and Biological Engineering (2018-2019)

University at Buffalo, NY, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical and Materials Engineering (2017-2018)

University of Alberta, AB, Canada

PhD in Materials Engineering (2012-2017)

University of Alberta, AB, Canada

MSc in Instrumentation and Applied Physics (2007-2011)

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India

BTech in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (2002-2006)

Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

Postdoctoral Fellow

Toyabur

Dr. Muhammad Toyabur Rahman

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2021.12-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

PhD in Electronic Engineering (2016-2021)

Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea

MSc in Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering (2013-2015)

Isalmic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh

BSc in Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering (2008-2013)

Isalmic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bala

Dr. Balasubramanian Srinivasan

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.1-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

PhD in Physical Sciences (2015-2020)

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India

MSc in Physics (2013-2015)

Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

BSc in Physics (2010-2013)

Madras University, Chennai, India

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xueliang Mu

Dr. Xueliang (Peter) Mu

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.6-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (2019-2021)

Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

PhD in Chemical Engineering (2016-2019)

University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

BSc in Environmental Engineering (2012-2015)

University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pedda

Dr. Pedda Masthanaiah Ette

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow with MakeSens Inc. (2022.07 - Present)

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in School of Physics (2022.01 – 2022.06)

IISER-Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 

PhD in Chemical Sciences (2015.08 – 2021.12)

CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI)-Madras Unit, Chennai, India

MSc in Chemical Sciences (2008-2010)

Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

BSc in Chemistry (2004-2007)

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xavier

Dr. Xavier Michaud

Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow with MakeSens Inc. (2022.09 - Present)

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (2019)

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering (2013)

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

BSc in Materials Engineering (2010)

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hansaem Lee

Dr. Hansaem Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.09-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Simon Park

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

PhD in Environmental Engineering (2021)

Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea

BSc and MSc in Environmental Engineering (2017)

Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea

PhD student

Setareh

Ms. Setareh Homayoonnia

PhD Candidate in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2019.9-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Nanochemical Engineering (2013-2015)

Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

BSc in Chemical Engineering (2004-2008)

University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

 

PhD student

Sazzadur

Mr. Md. Sazzadur Rahman

PhD study in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2021.1-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Mechanical Systems Engineering (2018-2019)

Yamagata University, Japan

BSc in Information and Communication Engineering (2013-2017)

University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

PhD student

Pegah

Ms. Pegah Zandi

PhD study in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.1-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Materials Engineering (2017-2020)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (2013-2017)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

PhD student

Kazem

Mr. Kazem Vakilzadeh

PhD study in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.5-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Polymer Engineering (2017-2019)

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

BSc in Petroleum Engineering (2012-2017)

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Simon Park

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

MSc student

Daniyal

Mr. Daniyal Andalib

MSc study in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2021.1-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2015-2019)

Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

MSc student

Fateme Hosseini

Ms. Fateme Hosseini

MSc study in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2022.1-present)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (2016-2020)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Visiting PhD student

Yelim

Ms. Yelim Choi

PhD study in Environmental Engineering (2020.3-present)

Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea

MSc in Environmental Engineering (2018-2020)

Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea

BSc in Environmental Engineering (2014-2018)

Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea

Visiting PhD student

Minwook Park

Mr. Minwook Park

PhD study in Mechanical, Robotics and Energy Engineering (2019-present)

Dongguk University, South Korea

MSc in Mechanical, Robotics and Energy Engineering (2016-2019)

Dongguk University, South Korea

BSc in Mechanical, Robotics and Energy Engineering (2010-2016)

Dongguk University, South Korea

Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Olga

Dr. Olga Chichvarina

First landed position : Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2020)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics and Electrical Engineering (2019-2020)

University of Bremen, Germany

Research Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2016-2018)

National University of Singapore

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (2012-2016)

National University of Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Zahra

Dr. Zahra Abooalizadeh

First landed position : Research Scientist at Ionic Solutions Ltd. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2021.5-2022.5)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Faizal Abdul Careem

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2016-2021)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Engineering Physics (2013-2015)

University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Dr. Hossein

Dr. Hossein Jiryaei Sharahi

First landed position : Integrity Engineer at Stantec, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2018-2019)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

Co-supervisor : Dr. Amir Nezhad Sanati

PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2014-2018)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Philip Egberts

Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Yangkyu

Dr. Yangkyu Park

Currently, Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical Design Engineering

Chonnam National University, South Korea (2020-)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2018-2019)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2013-2018)

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

MSc in Nanobio Materials and Electronic Engineering (2011-2013)

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

BSc in Electrical Engineering (2003-2010)

Chonnam National University

PhD student Alumni

Danny

Dr. Danny Wong

PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2018.9-2022.9)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Simon Park

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2016-2018)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Chemical Engineering (2011-2016)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

PhD student Alumni

Osama

Dr. Osama Abuzalat

Currently, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt

PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2016-2019)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Simon Park

MSc in Chemical Engineering (2011-2014)

Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt

BSc in Chemical Engineering (2002-2007)

Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt

PhD student Alumni

Hossein

Dr. Hossein Jiryaei Sharahi

PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2014-2018)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Phillip Egberts

MSc in Mechanical Engineering (2008-2010)

Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2004-2008)

Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

MSc student Alumni

Jed

Mr. Jed Pagtalunan

First landed position : Scientist at Thornton Tomasetti, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2019-2021)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

Primary Supervisor : Dr. Simon Park

Co-Supervisor : Dr. Sam Kim

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2012-2016)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc student Alumni

Mohamad Ebrahimi

Mr. Mohamad Ebrahimi

First landed position : Asset Integrity Engineer in Training at Plains Midstream, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2017-2019)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2012-2016)

Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

MSc student Alumni

Ehsan

Mr. Ehsan Taghvaei

First landed position : Fabrication Engineer at Associated Plastics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2019-2021)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc in Mechanical Engineering (2012-2015)

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2007-2012)

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

MSc student Alumni

group

Mr. Hamid Hoorzad

First landed position : Mechanical Designer at Ecco Manufacturing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2015-2017)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2009-2014)

Sharif University of Technology, Iran

MSc student Alumni

Nick

Mr. Nicholas Simin

First landed position : Product Developer at Calgary L&G, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2017-2019)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2012-2017)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

MSc student Alumni

group

Mr. Omid Zandieh

First landed position : Jr. Product Development Engineer at ACAMP, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2014-2015)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2009-2013)

Sharif University of Technology, Iran

MSc student Alumni

Amr

Mr. Amr Ahmed

First landed position : Research Engineer at Invensense Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2014-2016)

University of Calgary, AB, Canada

BSc in Mechatronics Engineering (2009-2014)

German University in Cairo, Egypt