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Kyu Jung Kim
Kyu Jung Kim

Kyu Jung Kim

Adjunct Lecturer
(217) 244-7162
105 Nuclear Engineering Lab

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Education

  • BS (1989) in Mechanical Engineering: INHA University, Korea
  • MS (1991) in Mechanical Engineering: INHA University, Korea [Thesis: A Performance Simulation of Spark Ignition Wankel Rotary Engine]
  • PhD (2000) in Technical science: Luikov Heat and Mass transfer Institute, Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus [Thesis: Heat and mass transfer in metal hydride thermal energy conversion process using a propagation of thermal waves in porous media]

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor: NPRE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (April 2007 - Present)
  • Instructor: Mechanical Engineering, INHA University (2001)

Other Professional Employment

  • Researcher, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Seoul, South Korea (1991-1992)
  • Visiting Researcher, Luikov Heat and Mass transfer Institute, Minsk, Belarus (1996-2000)
  • Chief Research Engineer, LG Electronics, DA-Lab, Seoul, South Korea (2001-2007)
  • Senior Research Engineer, Proton Scientific, Inc., Champaign, IL 61820 (2013-2014)
  • Board of Scientific Advisory, Proton Scientific, Inc., Champaign, IL 61820 (2013 - Present)

Research Interests

  • Low Energy Nuclear Reaction
  • Metal Hydride Thermal Energy Conversion System
  • Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell System

Selected Articles in Journals

  • S. Adamenko, A. Esaulov, B. Ulmen, V. Novikov, S. Ponomarev, A. Adamenko, V. Artyuh, A. Gurin, V. Prokopenko, V. Kolomiyets, V. Belous, K.-J. Kim, G. Miley, A. Bassuney, D. Novikov, "Exploring new frontiers in the pulsed power laboratory: Recent progress," Results in Physics 5, 62?68, 2015
  • N.Luo, G.Miley, K.J.Kim, R.Burton., X.Huang, ?NaBH4/H2O2 fuel cells for air independent power systems.? Journal of Power Sources, Volume 185, Pages 685?690, 2008, USA
  • C.H.Kim, K.J.Kim, M.Y.Ha, ?Investigation of the characteristics of a stacked direct borohydride fuel cell for portable applications.? Journal of Power Sources, Volume 180, Pages 114-121, 2008, USA
  • C.H.Kim, K.J.Kim, M.Y.Ha, ?Performance enhancement of a direct borohydride fuel cell in practical running conditions.? Journal of Power Sources, Volume 180, Pages 154-161, 2008, USA
  • K.J.Kim, J.O.Chae, ?A Numerical Study on a Prediction of Performance of the Metal Hydride Thermal Conversion System through the Propagation Phenomena of Super-adiabatic Thermal Waves.? Journal of Korean society of mechanical engineers, Vol. 25, No.4, pp.572~582, Seoul, Korea, 2001.
  • G.A.Fateyev, M.A.Silenkov, K.J.Kim, ?Experimental study of Propagation of Waves of Energy Conversion in Blown Through Porous Media.? Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, Vol.73, No.5, pp1093~1108, Minsk, Belarus, 2000
  • K.J.Kim, ?Propagation of Waves of Metal-Hydride Thermal Conversion in Blown-Through Porous Media.? Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics, Vol.71, No.1, pp51~61, Minsk, Belarua, 1998
  • K.J.Kim, J.O.Chae, "A performance simulation of spark ignition Wankel type rotary engine,"? Journal of Korean society of automobile engineers, Vol. 1, KSAE No.933738, pp 80~89, Seoul, Korea, 1993

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Miley, G. H., S. N. Srivastava, K. Kim, G. Chen, ?Low Temperature Plasma Surface Treatment of Catalytic Material,? TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Accelerating the Commericalization of Global Innovation, Washington, D.C., June 14 ? 17, 2015
  • G. H. Miley, K. J. Kim, E. Ziehm, P. Tapan, and B. Stunkard, ?Progress in Development of an LENR Power Cell for Space,? Abstract: Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2015 (NETS-2015), ICCF-19 International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Padua, Italy, April 13 ? 17, 2015
  • Miley, G. H., Kim, K.-J., Ziehm E., Patel, T., Stunkard, B,, "Progress in Development of an LENR Power Cell for Space," Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space, Albuquerque, NM, February 23 ? 26, 2015
  • Miley, G. H., Kim, K.-J., Patel, T., and Stunkard, B, ?Cluster Based Nono-particles for high Pressure Hydrogen LENR Power Units,? Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 15 ? 17, 2014
  • Miley, G. H., K.-J. Kim, T. Patel, B. Stunkard, ?Progress in Development of Low energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Power Cells for Space Applications,? 8th International Conference on Isotopes, Chicago, IL, August 24 ? 28, 2014
  • Miley, G. H., Ziehm, E., Patel, T., Osouf, A., Kim, K.-J., and Stunkard, B., ?Distributed Power Source Using LENRs,? Third Conference on the Physics of Sustainable Energy, University of California, Berkeley, March 10 ? 11, 2014
  • K.-J. Kim, T. Patel, G. H. Miley, "Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell System Using A Novel Bipolar Plate Of Integrated Manifold," Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, Columbus, OH, Oct. 21-24, 2013
  • K.-J. Kim, G. H. Miley, " Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Degrees and College Curriculum Development," Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, Columbus, OH, Oct. 21-24, 2013
  • G. H. Miley, K.-J. Kim, T. Patel, E. Ziehm, B. Stunkard, K. Weichman, A. Osouf, K.-S. Lee, "Distributed Power Source Using Low Energy Nuclear Reactions," ICCF-18 International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Colombia, MO, July 21 ? 27, 2013
  • T. Patel, E. Ziehm, B. Stunkard, K. Weichman, A. Osouf, K.-S. Lee, K.-J. Kim, G. H. Miley, " Heat generation from Hydrogen/Deuterium Loading of Nanoparticles: Composition and temperature dependencies on heat output," ICCF-18 International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Colombia, MO, July 21 ? 27, 2013
  • G. H. Miley, A. Osouf, K. Weichman, E. Ziehm, B. Stunkard, T. Patel, K. Lee, K. J. Kim, ?Study of Composition of Nanoparticles During Gas Loaded LENR Power Cell Operation,? NanoTech Conference & Expo, Washington D.C. May 12 ? 16, 2013
  • G. H. Miley and the NPL LENR Team, ?A Space Power Source Based On Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENRs)?, STAIF II Conference, Abstracts, Albuquerque, NM, April 16 - 17, 2013
  • G. H. Miley, X. Yang, K.-J. Kim, H. Hora, "Use of D/H Clusters in LENR and Recent Results from Gas Loaded Nanoparticle-Type Clusters," ICCF-17 International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Daejeon, Korea, August 12 ? 17, 2012
  • G.H. Miley, N. Luo, K-J Kim, ?Regenerative Fuel Cell Energy Storage Technology for use with Renewable Energy Sources,? TechConnect World Conference & Expo, Anaheim, California, June 21?24, 2010
  • G.H. Miley, N. Luo, K-J Kim, X. Yang, A.S. Ved, ?Design of a Dry Borohydride/Peroxide Fuel Cell for Robotic Vehicles,? TechConnect World Conference & Expo, Anaheim, California, June 21?24, 2010
  • G. Miley, N Luo, K.-J. Kim, ?A dry-borohydride/injected-hydrogen-peroxide fuel cell,? ASME 2010 Eighth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Brooklyn, New York, June 14-16, 2010
  • N. Luo, K.-J. Kim, G. Miley, X. Yang, A. Ved, ?A Dry-Borohydride/Hydrogen-Peroxide Fuel Cell for Robotic Vehicles.? 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, Palm Springs, California, November 16-19, 2009
  • A. Ved, G. Miley, K.-J. Kim, N. Luo, ?Optimization of Direct Borohydride / Peroxide Fuel Cell : Water Management Perspective.? 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, Palm Springs, California, November 16-19, 2009
  • K.-J. Kim, G. Miley, N. Luo and A. Ved, ?System integration issues for a direct sodium borohydride fuel cell.? ASME 2009 Seventh International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Newport Beach, California, June 8-10, 2009
  • K.-J. Kim, N. Luo, G. Miley, X. Yang, ?An Air Independent Direct Liquid Fuel Cell System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.? 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, Palm Springs, California, November 16-19, 2009
  • N. Luo, X. Yang, K. ?J. Kim, J. Stubbins and G. Miley, ?In-situ preparation of catalytic diffusion layers and its application in direct liquid fuel cells.? ASME 2009 Seventh International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, Newport Beach, California, June 8-10, 2009
  • K.-J. Kim, R. Bernas, N. Luo, X. Yang and G. Miley, ?A Novel Anode Electrode for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell.? Clean Technology Conference & Expo, Huston, Texas, May 3-7, 2009
  • G. Miley, R. Bernas, K.-J. Kim, N. Luo, ?Optimization of Catalyst Deposited Diffusion Layer for a DNBFC.? Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, Phoenix, Arizona, October 27-30, 2008
  • Scott Lux, K.J.Kim and others, ?Water management issues for direct borohydride / peroxide fuel cells.? Proceedings of Fuel Cell 2007, Fifth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, New York, NY, June 18-20, 2007
  • G.A.Fateyev, O.S.Rabinovich, K.J.Kim, ?Metal hydride heat conversion on the basis of super-adiabatic thermal waves in porous media.? The 3rd international seminar - heat pipes, heat pumps, refrigerators, pp49~57, Minsk, Belarus, 1997
  • G.A.Fateyev, O.S.Rabinovich, K.J.Kim, ?Interaction of thermal waves with the poles of hydride heat converters incorporated in a porous medium.? The fifth international conference on hydrogen material science and chemistry of metal hydrides, pp180~181, Yalta, Ukraine, 1997
  • G.A.Fateyev, K.J.Kim, ?Numerical simulation and experimental study of a heat-transformation cycle in metal hydride media.? The third minsk international heat and mass transfer forum, Vol.7, pp169~182, Minsk, Belarus, 1996
  • G.A.Fateyev, K.J.Kim, and others, ?A Numerical Simulation of Metal Hydride Heat Pump Cycle.? The fourth international conference on hydrogen material science and chemistry of metal hydrides, p177, Yalta, Ukraine, 1995
  • G.A.Fateyev, K.J.Kim, and others, ?Super adiabatic Gas-Phase, Catalytic and Hybrid Combustion in Porous Media.? The twenty-fifth international symposium on combustion, Paper No. 25-703, Irvine CA, U.S.A., 1994
  • G.A.Fateyev, K.J.Kim, and others, ?An application method of the metal hydride thermal energy conversion in hybrid solar station.? The third international conference on hydrogen material science and chemistry of metal hydrides, Yalta, Ukraine, 1993
  • K.J.Kim, J.O.Chae, ?A performance simulation of spark ignition Wankel type rotary engine.? The sixth international pacific conference of automotive engineers, Paper No. 912479, Seoul, Korea, 1991

Patents

  • KR 1220199 Electrolytic Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Directly from Water and Application Thereof
  • US 7700206 Fuel cell system
  • US 7691501 Fuel cell system and controlling method thereof
  • US 7318975 Membrane electrode assembly of fuel cell
  • US 7316858 Fuel cell system
  • US 7910251 Fuel cell system
  • KR 0823924 Structure for reducing internal circuit of fuel cell
  • KR 0806102 Bi-polar plate of fuel cell and manufacturing method thereof
  • KR 0806101 Fuel cell
  • KR 0802624 Fuel cell system and control method thereof
  • KR 0748548 Fuel cell system
  • KR 0741790 Bipolar plate of fuel cell
  • KR 0724396 Fuel sell system and control method thereof
  • KR 0619729 Stack cooling apparatus for fuel cell
  • KR 0617120 Fuel cell
  • KR 0606978 Fuel cell
  • KR 0575663 Stack structure for fuel cell
  • KR 0565224 Electrochemical battery, electrode thereof and method for manufacturing the same
  • KR 0556814 Stack of fuel cell
  • KR 0556813 Bipolar plate of fuel cell
  • KR 0556764 Anode structure for fuel cell
  • KR 0539753 Water supply apparatus of fuel cell system
  • KR 0539752 Humidity control device for fuel cell
  • KR 0539747 Method for fabricating electrode of fuel cell system
  • KR 0533008 Fuel cell system having water trap apparatus
  • KR 0531824 Fuel circulation control apparatus of fuel cell system
  • KR 0531823 Water interception apparatus of fuel cell system
  • KR 0531822 Apparatus for supplying air of fuel cell
  • KR 0531821 Apparatus for supplying air of fuel cell
  • KR 0531820 Fuel supply apparatus for fuel cell
  • KR 0531817 Fuel supply structure for fuel cell bipolar plate
  • KR 0524722 Operating method of fuel cell system
  • KR 0524721 Fuel tank of fuel cell system
  • KR 0517936 Fuel cell system having crystallization device
  • KR 0504871 Filtering apparatus of fuel cell system
  • KR 0486598 Electrode of electrochemical battery
  • KR 0459198 Cooling and heating device using hydrogen storage alloys
  • KR 0459197 Oil separator for cooling and heating device using hydrogen storage alloys
  • KR 0459196 Heating and cooling device of reactor for hydrogen storage alloys
  • KR 0459195 Heating and cooling device for hydrogen storage alloys
  • KR 0447196 Cooling and heating device using hydrogen storage alloys and method for controlling the same
  • KR 0442274 Relief valve for air-conditioner performing air-conditioning by transmitting hydrogen

Professional Societies

  • IEEE: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Member
  • IAHE: International Association for Hydrogen Energy - Member
  • ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Member

Honors

  • Innovative Idea Award - LG Electronics, Inc. (2006)
  • Great Man of The Month - LG Electronics, Inc. (Sep. 2003)

Courses Taught

  • NPRE 470 - Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Sources