Jiyeon KimOffice phone:401-874-2143
Assistant ProfessorEmail: jkim@chm.uri.edu
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Analytical Chemistry, Nanoelectrochemistry
Our research program encompasses fundamental principles in material, biology and nanoelectrochemical technologies for the sustainable energy and human health care. Mainly, our research is focused on understanding and utilizing the interplay between the materials or between material and biology in nanoelectrochemical systems. Newly developed nanoscale scanning electrochemical microscopy is employed to quantitatively understand the electron transport through intriguing bacterial nanowires in microbial fuel cell, the electrocatalytic activity of nanocatalysts in fuel cells at the individual level and their chemical communication between each nanostructure.

We are also interested in exploring a new avenue of high throughput biomedical analysis for the multiple ions with physical importance in the blood samples by stochastic nanoelectrochemistry.

With a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches, we can also achieve a comprehensive understanding of important processes in the corresponding research programs as well as general problems in electrochemisty related with diffusion and kinetic processes at microscale environment. Our work has highly collaborative nature with interfacing several disciplines.