Chang Jin Kim Ph.D

Chang-Jin KimProfessor
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chair, Devices and Systems Committee
ASME Nanotechnology Institute
Ā | UCLA Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1981
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Microelectromechanical Systems, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Awards and Recognitions

  • ASME Fellow, 2011
  • Samueli Outstanding Teaching Award, UCLA, 2008
  • Peking University Guest Professorship, 2005-2007
  • ALA Achievement Award, Association for Laboratory Automation, 2002
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), National Science Foundation, 1997

Research Interests

  1. MEMS and nanotechnology
  2. Design and fabrication of micro/nano structures, actuators and systems
  3. Surface tension

Recent Papers

  1. Nelson W., Kim C.-J. “Monolithic Fabrication of EWOD Chips for Picoliter Droplets.” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Vol 20, 2011, pp. 1419-1427.
  2. Hur J.I., Meng D.D., Kim C.-J. “Self-Pumping Membraneless Miniature Fuel Cell with an Air-breathing, Fuel-Tolerant Pt Cathode.” Journal of MIcroelectromechanical Systems. Vol. 21, 2012, pp. 476-483.
  3. Keng P.Y., Chen S., Ding H., Sadeghi S., Shah G.J., Dooraghi A., Phelps M.E., Satyamurthy N., Chatziioannou A.F., Kim C.-J., van Dam R.M. “Micro-chemical synthesis of molecular probes on an electronic microfluidic device.” PNAS, Vol. 109, 2012. pp. 690-695.
  4. Liu T., Sen P., Kim C.-J. “Characterization of Nontoxic Liquid-Metal Alloy GalinstanĀ® for Applications in Micro Devices.” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. 2011.
  5. Nelson W., Kim C.-J. “Droplet Actuation by Electrowetting-on-Dielectric (EWOD): A Review.” Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. 2011.
  6. Nelson W., Sen P., Kim C.-J. “Dynamic Contact Angles and Hysteresis under Electrowetting-on-Dielectric.” Langmuir, Vol-27. Issue 16, July 2011. pp. 10319-10326.
  7. Sun J., Hur I., Zhao X., Kim C.-J. “Fabrication of Very-High-Aspect Ratio Micro Metal Posts and Gratings by Photo-Electrochemical Etching and Electroplating.” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Vol 20, No. 4. August 2011. pp. 876-884.
  8. Nelson W., Kavehpour H.P., Kim C.-J. “A Miniature Capillary Breakup Extensional Rheometer by Electrostatically Assisted Generation of Liquid Filaments.” Lab on a Chip. Vol. 11, No. 14, Jun 2011. pp. 2424-2431.
  9. Lee C., Kim C.J. “Influence of Surface Hierarchy of Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Liquid Slip.” Langmuir. Vol 27. Issue 7. April 2011. pp. 4243-4248.
  10. Lee C., Kim C.J. “Underwater Gas Restoration and Retnetion on Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Drag Reduction.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 106. No. 1 January 2011, 14502(4).