Changsoo Kim Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
  • M.S.,Metallurgical Engineering, Seoul National University (South Korea), 1999
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, POSTECH (South Korea), 1997

Research Focus:

Multi-scale (atomistic, mesoscale, and continuum) computational materials science

  • Density-functional theory (DFT) computations
  • Molecular dynamics (MD) computations
  • Phase-field modeling (PFM) computations
  • Finite-element analysis (FEA) computations
  1. Advanced materials for structural applications
    • Advanced manufacturing for lightweight alloys and composites (Al and Mg)
    • 3D printing process for Al alloys
  2. Advanced materials for electrochemical storage applications (Li- and Na- based batteries)
    • Thermo-mechanical stability of electrochemical storage devices
    • Advanced solid electrolyte materials
    • Interface phenomena and cell reaction
  3. Advanced materials for biomedical applications
    • Controlled drug delivery from drug-polymer coatings
    • 3D printing process for Ti alloys
    • Fluid flow


Selected Peer-Review Publications (after 2014)

  • M. Nezafati, A. Giri, C. Hofmeister, K. Cho, M. Schneider, L. Zhou, Y. Sohn, and C.-S. Kim, "Atomistic study on the interaction of nitrogen and Mg lattice and the nitride formation in nanocrystalline Mg alloys synthesized using cryomilling process," Acta Mater., 115 (2016) 295-307 (Corresponding)
  • H. Park, K. Jung, M. Nezafati, C.-S. Kim, and B. Kang, "Sodium Ion Diffusion in Nasicon (Na3Zr2Si2PO12) Solid Electrolytes: Effects of Excess Sodium," ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 8 (2016) 27814-27824 (Corresponding)
  • K. Jung, J.P. Colker, Y. Cao, G. Kim, Y.-C. Park, and C.-S. Kim, "A Thermo-mechanical Stress Prediction Model for Contemporary Planar Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Cells," J. Power Source., 324 (2016) 665-673 (Corresponding)
  • M. Nezafati, K. Cho, A. Giri, and C.-S. Kim, "DFT Study on the Water Molecule Adsorption and the Surface Dissolution Behavior of Mg Alloys," Mater. Chem. Phys., 182 (2016) 347-358 (Corresponding)
  • G. Kim, Y.C. Park, Y. Lee, N. Cho, C.-S. Kim, and K. Jung, "The Effect of Cathode Felt Geometries on Electrical Characteristics of Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Cells: Planar vs. Tubular," J. Power Source., 325 (2016) 238-245
  • J.B. Ferguson, H.F. Lopez, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "Temperature Effects on the Tensile Properties of Precipitation-Hardened Al-Mg-Cu-Si Alloys," Metals, 6 (2016) 43 (Corresponding)
  • Y. Xu, C.-S. Kim, D.M. Saylor, and D. Koo, "Polymer Degradation and Drug Delivery in PLGA-based Drug-Polymer Applications: A Review on the Experiments and Theories," J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B, accepted in 2016 and in press (Corresponding)
  • Y. Xu, D. Koo, E.A. Gerstein, and C.-S. Kim, "Multi-scale Modeling of Polymer Drug Interactions and Their Impact on the Structural Evolutions in PLGA-Tetracycline Films," Polymer, 84 (2016) 121-131 (Corresponding)
  • M. Tabandeh-Khorshid, J.B. Ferguson, B.F. Schultz, C.-S. Kim, K. Cho, and P.K. Rohatgi, "Strengthening Mechanisms of Graphene- and Al2O3-Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites Synthesized by Room Temperature Milling," Mater. Design, 92 (2016) 79-87
  • C.-S. Kim, D. Lehmus, J. Njuguna, M. Paramsothy, and M.L. Shofner, "Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites: Part II," JOM, 68 (2016) 261-264
  • D.M. Saylor, C. Forrey, C.-S. Kim, and J.A. Warren, "Diffuse Interface Methods for Modeling Drug-Eluting Stent Coatings," Annal. Biomed. Eng., 44 (2016) 548-559
  • M. Nezafati, I. Sohn, J.B. Ferguson, J.-S. Park, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "DFT Study on the Adsorption and Absorption Behaviors of Liquid Nitrogen in the Mg Nano Alloys Synthesized from Powder Metallurgy," Comput. Mater. Sci., 105 (2015) 18-26 (Corresponding)
  • K. Jung, S. Lee, G. Kim, and C.-S. Kim, "Stress Analyses for the Glass Joints of Contemporary Sodium Sulfur Batteries," J. Power Source., 269 (2014) 773-782 (Corresponding)
  • J. Yang, Y.-G. Nam, S.-K. Lee, C.-S. Kim, Y.-M. Koo, W.-J. Chang, and S. Gunasekaran, "Paper-fluidic Electrochemical Biosensing Platform with Enzyme Paper and Enzymeless Electrodes," Sensors and Actuators B, 203 (2014) 44-53
  • J.B. Ferguson, B.F. Schultz, P.K. Rohatgi, and C.-S. Kim, "Impacts of Brownian Motion on the Particle Settling in Molten Metals," Metal. Mater. Int., 20 (2014) 747-755 (Corresponding)
  • S. Lee, C.W. Lee, and C.-S. Kim, "Prediction of Stress Distributions in the Drug-Polymer Coatings of Cardiovascular Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) Medical Device Applications," Annal. Biomed. Eng., 42 (2014) 1952-1965 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, G. Kaptay, B.F. Schultz, P.K. Rohatgi, Kyu Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "Brownian Motion Effects on Particle Pushing and Engulfment During Solidification in Metal Matrix Composites," Metal. Mater. Trans. A, 45 (2014) 4635-4645 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, H.F. Lopez, P.K. Rohatgi, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "Impact of Volume Fraction and Size of Reinforcement Particles on the Grain Size in Metal-Matrix Micro and Nanocomposites," Metal. Mater. Trans. A, 45 (2014) 4055-4061 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, M. Tabandeh-Khorshid, J.C. Mantas, P.K. Rohatgi, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "Effect of Pouring Temperature on the Crystallite Density and Crystal Growth Kinetics in the Solidification of Aluminum Alloys," Metal. Mater. Trans. B, 45 (2014) 1407-1417 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, B.F. Schultz, P.K. Rohatgi, and C.-S. Kim, "Brownian Motion Effects on the Particle Settling and Its Application to Solidification Front in Metal-Matrix Composites," Light Metals (2014) 1383-1388 (Corresponding)
  • K. Jung, S. Lee, Y.-C. Park, C.-S. Kim, "Finite-element Study on the Thermomechanical Stability of Thermal Compression Bonding (TCB) Joints in Tubular Sodium Sulfur (NaS) Cells," J. Power Sources, 250 (2014) 1-14 (Corresponding)
  • K. Prasanna, C.-S. Kim, and C.W. Lee, "Effect of SiO2 Coating on Polyethylene Separators with Different Stretching Ratios for Application in Lithium Ion Batteries," Mater. Chem. Phys., 146 (2014) 545-550
  • J.B. Ferguson, X. Thao, P.K. Rohatgi, K. Cho, C.-S. Kim, "Computational and Analytical Prediction of the Elastic Modulus and Yield Strength in Particulate Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites," Scripta Mater., 83 (2014) 45-48 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, B.F. Schultz, D. Venugopalan, H.F. Lopez, P.K. Rohatgi, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "On the Superposition of Strengthening Mechanisms in Dispersion Strengthened Alloys and Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites (MMNCs): Consideration of Stress and Energy," Metal. Mater. Int., 20 (2014) 375388 (Corresponding)
  • J.B. Ferguson, M. Tabandeh-Khorshid, P.K. Rohatgi, K. Cho, and C.-S. Kim, "Predicting Tensile and Compressive Mechanical Properties of Bimodal Nano-Aluminum Alloys," Scripta Mater., 72-73 (2014) 13-16 (Corresponding)