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


  • Zachary Estlack, Matin Golozar, Anna L Butterworth, Richard A Mathies & Jungkyu Kim (2023). Operation of a programmable microfluidic organic analyzer under microgravity conditions simulating space flight environments. npj Microgravity. Vol. 9, 41. Published, 06/08/2023.
  • Gonzalo Tello, Kanghoon Choi, Jungkyu Kim & Haohan Zhang (2022). Design of a Hands-Free Braille Display Using a Pneumatically Controlled Wristband. IEEE. 1-4. Published, 10/30/2022.
  • T. Lim, Seoyeon Won, Minju Kim, Marshall A Trout, Jungkyu Kim, Jacob A George & Huanan Zhang (2022). Multiscale Material Engineering of a Conductive Polymer and a Liquid Metal Platform for Stretchable and Biostable Human-Machine-Interface Bioelectronic Applications. ACS Materials Letters. Vol. 4, 2289-2297. Published, 10/21/2022.
  • Zachary Estlack & Jungkyu Kim (2022). Microvalve array fabrication using selective PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) bonding through Perfluorooctyl-trichlorosilane passivation for long-term space exploration. Scientific Reports (NPJ). Vol. 12, 1-10. Published, 07/20/2022.
  • Chinmayee Govinda Raj, Michael Cato, Nicholas Colby Speller, Zachary Duca, Philip Putman, Jason Epperson, Shaun Foreman, Jungkyu Kim & Amanda Stockton (2022). Icy Moon Penetrator Organic Analyzer Post-Impact Component Analysis. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. Vol. 9, 943594. Published, 07/01/2022.
  • Taehwan Lim, Minju Kim, Amir Akbarian, Jungkyu Kim, Patrick A Tresco & Huanan Zhang (2022). Conductive polymer enabled biostable liquid metal electrodes for bioelectronic applications. Advanced Healthcare Materials (Wiley). Vol. 11, 2102382. Accepted, 06/01/2022.
  • Michael Cato, Chinmayee Govinda Raj, Philip Putman, Jason Epperson, Nicholas Speller, Zachary Duca, Amanda Stockton & Jungkyu Kim (2022). Icy Moon Penetrator Organic Analyzer (IMPOA) Impact Test Results. IEEE. 1-11. Published, 03/05/2022.
  • Z Estlack, AL Butterworth, M Golozar, N Parsley, RA Mathies & J Kim (2022). Microgravity Test Plan for a Fully Integrated Programmable Microfluidic Organic Analyzer. LPI Contributions. Vol. 2678, 2812. Published, 03/01/2022.
  • Zachary Estlack, Beau Compton, Md Enayet Razu & Jungkyu Kim (2022). A simple and reliable microfabrication process for a programmable microvalve array. MethodsX (Elsevier). Vol. 9, 101860. Published, 01/01/2022.
  • Aaron Pital, Jungkyu Kim & Amanda Stockton (2021). Colloid precipitation and interactions at a flowing solution-solution interface in confined geometries. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier). Vol. 629, 127431. Published, 11/20/2021.
  • Jong-won Park, Lee-Woon Jang, Erik C Jensen, Amanda Stockton & Jungkyu Kim (2021). Sensing Techniques for Organochlorides through Intermolecular Interaction with Bicyclic Amidines. Biosensors. Vol. 11, 413. Published, 10/23/2021.
  • Ali Khodayari Bavil, Vladimir Coltisor, Zachary Estlack & Jungkyu Kim (2021). A pneumatically controlled microfluidic rectifier enabling zero backflow under pulsatile flow regime. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (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


  • Z. Estlack, M. Golozar, A. Butterworth, R. A. Mathies, and J. Kim, An automated and multiplexing microfluidic system for in-situ biomarker analysis for astronaut health monitoring, MicroTAS 23(Oral). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/23/2023.
  • S. Su, A. Merryweather, A. Chourasia, K. Cluff, J. Kim, An Engineered Subcutaneous Self-Injection Testbed to Assess the Impact of Fluid Viscosity, Syringe Type, and Needle Gauge, Human Factor Symposium 2023 (Oral). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/26/2023.
  • J. Kim, A. K. Bavil, N. Kim, Integrated Impedimetric Immunosensor Array with Two-Stage Capillary Microfluidics for Advanced Digital Diagnostics, World Congress Biosensor 2023(Oral) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/19/2023.
  • M. Kim, D. Krizaj, J. Kim, The effect of ultraviolet A on TRPV1 and 4 activations on corneal endothelium, ARVO 2023. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/25/2023.
  • M. Kim, K. Choi, J. Kim Regulation of cornea stromal cell phenotype by modulating substrate curvature, ARVO 2023 (Oral). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/25/2023.
  • Z. Estlack, M. Golozar, A. Butterworth, R. A. Mathies, and J. Kim, The functionality of programmable microfluidics in microgravity, microTAS 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/18/2022.
  • M. Kim, K. Choi, Y. Ann, and J. Kim, The effect of curvature on corneal keratocytes using a pneumatically controlled organ chip, microTAS 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/18/2022.
  • M. Cato, C. G. Raj, N. Speller, Z. Duca, A. Stockton, P. Putman, J. Epperson, J. Kim, Icy Moon Penetrator Organic Analyzer (IMPOA) Impact Test Results, IEEE Aerospace Conference 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/03/2022.
  • A microengineered cornea chip for ocular drug evaluation and mechanobiological investigation, Korean Society of Biomedical Engineering 2022. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/23/2022.
  • A robust programmable microfluidic platform for long-term space exploration, microTAS 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/26/2021.
  • A microengineered human ocular model for pathophysiological studies and drug development, SPIE Photonics West 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/03/2020.

Research Groups

  • Matin Golozar, Postdoc. Mechanical Engineering. 09/01/2023 - present.
  • Sanna Sadiq, Undergraduate Student. Biomedical Engineering. 08/21/2023 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP Scholar.
  • Jiwon Lee, Undergraduate Student. Biomedical Engineering. 01/16/2023 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP scholar.
  • Kalina Manova, Undergraduate Student. Biomedical Engineering. 01/16/2023 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP scholar.
  • Sam Arney , Undergraduate Student. Biomedical Engineering. 01/09/2023 - present.
  • Minju Kim, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 08/01/2022 - present.
  • Andrew Pack, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Eng. 08/01/2022 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP scholar.
  • Kanghoon Choi, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 06/01/2021 - present.


  • English, fluent.
  • Korean, fluent.