Bumjoo Kim

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Recently, tremendous engineering applications utilizing new physics of nanoscale electrokinetics have been reported and their basic fundamentals are actively researched. In this work, we first report a simple and economic but reliable nanochannel fabrication technique, leading to a heterogeneously charged triangular nanochannel. The nanochannel utilized the(More)
This report describes a simple method for the direct patterning of nanofibers on a flexible, insulating film. The method allows the replication of nanofibrous patterns from a single patterned electrode and the fabrication of multilayered patterns from various electrode shapes. The architecture of the fibrous patterns can be controlled by tailoring the(More)
Nanofabrication technologies have been a strong advocator for new scientific fundamentals that have never been described by traditional theory, and have played a seed role in ground-breaking nano-engineering applications. In this study, we fabricated ultra-high-aspect (∼10(6) with O(100) nm nanochannel opening and O(100) mm length) orthogonal nanochannel(More)
Chloride ion, the majority salt in nature, is ∼52% faster than sodium ion (DNa+ = 1.33, DCl- = 2.03[10(-9)m(2)s(-1)]). Yet, current electrochemical desalination technologies (e.g. electrodialysis) rely on bipolar ion conduction, removing one pair of the cation and the anion simultaneously. Here, we demonstrate that novel ion concentration polarization(More)
There is an increasing need for the desalination of high concentration brine (>TDS 35,000 ppm) efficiently and economically, either for the treatment of produced water from shale gas/oil development, or minimizing the environmental impact of brine from existing desalination plants. Yet, reverse osmosis (RO), which is the most widely used for desalination(More)
ABSTRACT The lethal threats to human health from heavy metals are associated with untreated ground water. We developed a high throughput single step heavy metal purification process based on Ion Concentration Polarization mechanism. Instead of microfluidic channel networks, the plastic prototype made of plastic meshes and Nafion nanoporous material was(More)
The rate of electric-field-driven transport across ion-selective membranes can exceed the limit predicted by Nernst (the limiting current), and encouraging this "overlimiting" phenomenon can improve efficiency in many electrochemical systems. Overlimiting behavior is the result of electroconvectively induced vortex formation near membrane surfaces, a(More)
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Conventional water treatment process is composed of multiple stages, including desalination (salt removal) and pre/post-treatment of desalination to remove particles, chemicals, and other potential foulants for desalination. In this work, we developed a microfluidic proof-of-concept for a single device water treatment system, which removes both salt ions(More)
Desalination as a sample preparation step is essential for noise reduction and reproducibility of mass spectrometry measurements. A specific example is the analysis of proteins for medical research and clinical applications. Salts and buffers that are present in samples need to be removed before analysis to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. Capacitive(More)
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