Hanseup Kim portrait
  • Director, College Of Engineering, Nanofabrication Facility
  • Chair, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Electrical/Control Engineering, Seoul National University

Research Summary

Biological nano- and micro-systems in moving fluids for medical applications including micro- pumps and valves. System integration in robotics and energy harvesting for micro- robots, actuators, hydraulics, energy harvesting systems, and manufacturing technology.


Hanseup Kim earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. 

From 2006 to 2009, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), University of Michigan. Since 2009, he has been a USTAR Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. 

His research interests include the design, fabrication, and testing of MEMS actuators and sensors; technologies and structures for polymer-based bioapplications; micro energy harvesting devices; analog and digital integrated circuits for MEMS; and micropackaging technologies.

Dr. Kim is a recipient of two prestigious awards: 2012 NSF CAREER Award and 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award. He received both the Best Paper Award and the 1st Place Award in the Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest in 2001 with four other coauthors. He was also a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems (COMS 2008) with eight other coauthors.