Jang Kyo Kim
Prof. jang kyo kim Professor Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
jangkyo.kim@ku.ac.ae +971 (0)2 312 5698


Graduated from the University of Sydney with PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Professor Kim has more than 30 years of faculty career with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Hong Kong, and the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia before joining the Khalifa University of Science & Technology in 2023. As an esteemed scholar and internationally renowned researcher, Kim is one of the leading authorities in the field of composites, nanocomposites and nanostructured energy storage materials. He has pioneered in the development of multifunctional composites reinforced with 2D and nanocarbon materials for high strength/toughness, high conductivities, polymer dielectrics, EMI shielding, flexible electronics, sensors, self-cooling aerogels for buildings, and emerging rechargeable batteries/supercapacitors. He presented more than 80 plenaries and keynote lectures on these topics in leading international conferences and symposia.  

Kim is prolific with impactful publications: he wrote more than 480 referred journal papers and book chapters; co-authored three research monographs and edited ten books; and hold/filed 16 international/regional patents. His works are of exceptionally high impact, attracting 55,000 citations with an h-index of 120 (Google Scholar) and 40,000 citations with an h-index of 106 (Scopus). 

Professor Kim is currently the Associate Editor of Aerospace Science and Technology and Energy Materials and Devices apart from sitting in the editorial/advisory boards of 12 refereed journals in advanced materials, including Composites Part A (as Editor in 2012-23), Nanoscale Horizons, Energy Storage Materials, Nano Materials Science and Composite Communications. Kim was the President of the Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials. He has been honored with many awards, including the Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship, numerous Best Paper Awards from international conferences and competitions together with graduate students under his supervision, HKUST President Cup Silver Medal, multiple Best Reviewer Awards, and the Life-long Achievement Award.

In recognition of his scholarly achievements and outstanding contributions to professional societies, Kim has been elected as fellows of prestigious academy and learned societies, including the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science (HKAES), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Among the most gratifying worldwide recognitions of his achievements, the 2023 Stanford University’s Top 2% Scientists List identified him as the top 0.05% most influential scientist in Materials discipline in both career total and single year. Kim has been named Highly Cited Researcher for three recent years in Materials Science and Cross-field by Clarivate Analytics.


  • PhD in Mechanical Eng, University of Sydney
  • MScEng in Materials Sci & Eng, Monash University
  • BSc(Eng) in Aeronautical Eng, Seoul National University U

  • Nanomaterials and Their Mechanical Applications (MEEN 792 )

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Affiliated Centers, Groups & Labs

Research Interests
  • Composites and Nanocomposites for structural and multifunctional applications
  • Nanostructured energy storage materials; high-performance battery electrodes and electrolytes
  • Graphene and 2D materials (h-BN, MXene); nanocarbon materials


High caliber graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to become successful in advanced materials research, especially in the field of composites, nanocomposites, nanostructured energy storage materials, and nanocarbon and 2D materials, please contact me on email (jangkyo.kim@ku.ac.ae) with their CVs. We have state-of-the-art facilities, exceptionally well-equipped laboratories and world-class expertise that enable enthusiastic researchers to make new discoveries in many cutting-edge research projects.  Enquiries are always welcome.