JUNGKYU (JAY) KIM portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


  • Ali Khodayari Bavil, Vladimir Coltisor, Zachary Estlack & Jungkyu Kim (2021). A pneumatically controlled microfluidic rectifier enabling zero backflow under pulsatile flow regime. IOP. Vol. 31, 095009. Published, 08/13/2021.
  • Adam Shebindu, Himali Somaweera, Zachary Estlack, Jungtae Kim & Jungkyu Kim (2021). A fully integrated Isotachophoresis with a programmable microfluidic platform. Talanta. Vol. 225, 122039. Published, 04/01/2021.
  • Ali Khodayari Bavil, Drago Sticker, Mario Rothbauer , Peter Ertl & Jungkyu Kim (2021). A microfluidic microparticle-labeled impedance sensor array for enhancing immunoassay sensitivity. RSC. Vol. 146, 3289-3298. Published, 03/10/2021.
  • Himali Somaweera, Zachary Estlack, Jasmine Pramila Devadhasan, Jungtae Kim & Jungkyu Kim (2020). Characterization and Optimization of Isotachophoresis Parameters for Pacific Blue Succinimidyl Ester Dye on a PDMS Microfluidic Chip. Micromachines. Vol. 11, 11. Published, 11/02/2020.
  • Zachary Estlack, Ali Khodayri Bavil & Jungkyu Kim (2020). Design, Fabrication, and Microflow Control Techniques for Organ-on-a-Chip Devices. (pp. 141-165). Biomimetic Microengineering. Published, 01/16/2020.
  • Quoc Nguyen, Zachary Estlack, Amanda Stockton & Jungkyu Kim (2019). An integrated flexible capacitance sensor for monitoring microvalve actuation. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Vol. 282, 171-176. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Jasmine Pramila Devadhasan, Jungkyu Kim (2018). A chemically functionalized paper-based microfluidic platform for multiplex heavy metal detection. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Vol. 273, 18-24. Published, 11/11/2018.
  • Md Enayet Razu, Jungkyu Kim (2018). Digital microfluidics using a differentially polarized interface (DPI) to enhance translational force. Lab Chip. Vol. 18, 3293-3302. Published, 09/24/2018.
  • Joohyung Lee, Zachary Estlack, Himali Somaweera, Xinmei Wang, Carla MR Lacerda, Jungkyu Kim (2018). A microfluidic cardiac flow profile generator for studying the effect of shear stress on valvular endothelial cells. Lab Chip. Vol. 19, 2946-2954. Published, 08/14/2018.
  • Ali Khodayari Bavil, Jungkyu Kim (2018). A capillary flow-driven microfluidic system for microparticle-labeled immunoassays. Analyst. Vol. 143, 3335-3342. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Devasier Bennet, Zachary Estlack, Ted Reid, Jungkyu Kim (2018). A microengineered human corneal epithelium-on-a-chip for eye drops mass transport evaluation. Lab Chip. Vol. 18, 1539-1551. Published, 05/02/2018.
  • J.O. Martson, M Moradiafrapoli , C Li, T Lam, ME Razu & Jungkyu Kim (2018). Footprint of droplets after impact onto paper surfaces with a hydrophobic barrier. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Vol. 188, 103-110. Published, 05/01/2018.
  • Richard A Mathies, Md Enayet Razu, Jungkyu Kim, Amanda M Stockton, Paul Turin, Anna Butterworth (2017). Feasibility of detecting bioorganic compounds in Enceladus plumes with the Enceladus Organic Analyzer. Astrobiology. Vol. 17. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Trinh Lam, Jasmine P Devadhasan, Ryan Howse & Jungkyu Kim (2017). A chemically patterned microfluidic paper-based analytical device (C-┬ÁPAD) for point-of-care diagnostics. Scientific Reports. Vol. 7, 1-10. Published, 04/26/2017.

Research Statement

Biomedical Micro-Nano Systems Lab at the University of Utah focuses on developing transnational biomedical platforms for microfluidic automation, chemical and biomolecule detection, and biomimetic tissue engineering by using micro-nanotechnologies.

Research Keywords

  • Organ chips
  • Cornea Dystrophy
  • Valvular mechanobiology
  • Space Instrument
  • Biosensors
  • Microfluidics


  • A microengineered human ocular model for pathophysiological studies and drug development, SPIE Photonics West 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/03/2020.

Research Groups

  • Yeji Ahn, Postdoc. Mechanical Engineering. 08/10/2021 - present.
  • Kanghoon Choi, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 06/01/2021 - present.


  • English, fluent.
  • Korean, fluent.