Biography

Dr. Albert Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University. He earned his B.S. (2008), M.S. (2010), and Ph.D. (2015) from Purdue University. He was an R&D engineer at Intel Corp before joining Temple University. His research has founded on Acousto-Bioelectronics, a branch of electrical engineering that studies the use of sound waves in the biomedical microelectromechanical system (BioMEMS) and nanotechnology. This includes a variety of devices and microsystems to address important clinical problems, including cancer, cardiovascular monitoring, and dental. Our group collaborates closely with physicians in order to transfer the technology to the clinic. His researches on a novel electromechanical interrogation scheme and a wearable gait analyzer have been featured in news media, such as Fox News, Science Magazine, Chicago Tribute, Engadget, Popular Science, etc. Dr. Kim has co-authored over 50 publications in prestigious journals, international conferences, and patents.

Research lab website: www.ak-lab.org

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Research Interests

  • Biomedical Microsystem and Nanosystems
  • Implantable Wireless Microsystems
  • Micro and Nanofabrication Technology
  • Biomimetics
  • Soft Robotics
  • Soft Condensed Matter
  • Analog Circuit Design for Biomedical Applications

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ECE 3091

Indep Research in EE: Wireless Bioelectronics

Undergraduate

ECE 3091

Indep Research in EE: Novel Ultrasonic Powering System

Undergraduate

ECE 3312

Electrical Devices and Circuits

Undergraduate

ECE 3313

Electrical Devices and Circuits Laboratory

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Dhall, A., Islam, S., Park, M., Zhang, Y., Kim, A., & Hwang, G. (2021). Bimodal Nanocomposite Platform with Antibiofilm and Self-Powering Functionalities for Biomedical Applications. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13(34), pp. 40379-40391. doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c11791

  • Tan, J.Y., Kim, A., & Kim, J. (2021). Modeling, characterization, and fabrication of bell-tip microneedle array by diffraction and self-aligned lens effects. Applied Physics Letters, 119(2). doi: 10.1063/5.0055073

  • Lee, J., Jun, C., Oh, E., Han, J., Kim, A., & Song, S. (2021). Ferrogel-Based Wireless Acousto-Biochemical Sensing. 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021, pp. 855-858. doi: 10.1109/Transducers50396.2021.9495583

  • Islam, S., Park, M., Song, S.H., & Kim, A. (2021). OMNIDIRECTIONAL POLYHEDRAL ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER for POWERING IMPLANTABLE MICRODEVICES. 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021, pp. 1404-1407. doi: 10.1109/Transducers50396.2021.9495556

  • Islam, S., Kim, A., Hwang, G., & Song, S.H. (2021). Smart Tooth System for In-Situ Wireless PH Monitoring. 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021, pp. 755-758. doi: 10.1109/Transducers50396.2021.9495706

  • Campbell, R., Shim, H., Choi, J., Park, M., Byun, E., Islam, S., Song, S.H., & Kim, A. (2021). Implantable Cisplatin Synthesis Microdevice for Regional Chemotherapy. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10(3). doi: 10.1002/adhm.202001582

  • Campbell, R., Buton, D., Song, S.H., & Kim, A. (2021). Electrolysis-Driven Reversible Actuation using Micromachined pH-sensitive Hydrogel. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2021-January, pp. 705-708. doi: 10.1109/MEMS51782.2021.9375411

  • Islam, S., Park, M., Campbell, R., & Kim, A. (2020). Ultrasound-Mediated Chemical Sensing Using Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Nanoparticles-Embedded Hydrogel with Possibilities of Performance Enhancement Using Machine Learning. 2020 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium, SPMB 2020 - Proceedings. doi: 10.1109/SPMB50085.2020.9353627

  • Kim, A., Lee, S.K., Parupudi, T., Rahimi, R., Song, S.H., Park, M.C., Islam, S., Zhou, J., Majumdar, A.K., Park, J.S., Yoo, J.M., & Ziaie, B. (2020). An Ultrasonically Powered Implantable Microprobe for Electrolytic Ablation. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-58090-8

  • Islam, S., Shah, V., Gidde, S., Hutapea, P., Song, S.H., Picone, J., & Kim, A. (2020). A Machine Learning Enabled Wireless Intracranial Brain Deformation Sensing System. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 67(12), pp. 3521-3530. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2990071

  • Nam, J., Byun, E., Shim, H., Kim, E., Islam, S., Park, M., Kim, A., & Song, S.H. (2020). A Hydrogel-Based Ultrasonic Backscattering Wireless Biochemical Sensing. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.596370

  • Powell, C.R., Kim, A., Roth, J., Byrd, J.P., Mohammad, K., Alloosh, M., Vittal, R., & Sturek, M. (2020). Ossabaw pig demonstrates detrusor fibrosis and detrusor underactivity associated with oxidative stress in metabolic syndrome. Comparative Medicine, 70(5), pp. 329-334. doi: 10.30802/AALAS-CM-20-000004

  • Park, M., Islam, S., Kim, H.E., Korostoff, J., Blatz, M.B., Hwang, G., & Kim, A. (2020). Human Oral Motion-Powered Smart Dental Implant (SDI) for In Situ Ambulatory Photo-biomodulation Therapy. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 9(16). doi: 10.1002/adhm.202000658

  • Byun, E., Nam, J., Shim, H., Kim, E., Kim, A., & Song, S. (2020). Ultrasonic Hydrogel Biochemical Sensor System. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2020-July, pp. 4093-4096. doi: 10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176216

  • Islam, S., Park, M., Song, S.H., & Kim, A. (2020). Hydrogel-Fractal Piezoelectric Bilayer Transducer for Wireless Biochemical Sensing. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2020-July, pp. 4089-4092. doi: 10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175819

  • Kim, H.E., Islam, S., Park, M., Kim, A., & Hwang, G. (2020). A Comprehensive Analysis of Near-Contact Photobiomodulation Therapy in the Host–Bacteria Interaction Model Using 3D-Printed Modular LED Platform. Advanced Biosystems, 4(3). doi: 10.1002/adbi.201900227

  • Powell, C.R., Kim, A., Roth, J., Byrd, J., Mohammad, K., Alloosh, M., Ziaie, B., Vittal, R., & Sturek, M. (2020). Detrusor underactivity is associated with oxidative stress and detrusor fibrosis in metabolic syndrome. NEUROUROLOGY and URODYNAMICS, 39, pp. S41-S41. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Selvarajan, S., Kim, A., & Song, S.H. (2020). Biodegradable piezoelectric transducer for powering transient implants. IEEE Access, 8, pp. 68219-68225. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2985993

  • Islam, S., Song, X., Choi, E.T., Kim, J., Liu, H., & Kim, A. (2020). In Vitro Study on Smart Stent for Autonomous Post-Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Surveillance. IEEE Access, 8, pp. 96340-96346. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2996506

  • Kim, A., Zhou, J., Samaddar, S., Song, S.H., Elzey, B.D., Thompson, D.H., & Ziaie, B. (2019). An Implantable Ultrasonically-Powered Micro-Light-Source (µLight) for Photodynamic Therapy. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38554-2

  • Islam, S. & Kim, A. (2019). Machine Learning Enabled Wearable Brain Deformation Sensing System. 2019 IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium, SPMB 2019 - Proceedings. doi: 10.1109/SPMB47826.2019.9037843

  • Jiang, H., Kim, A., Zhou, J., Rahimi, R., & Ziaie, B. (2019). Real-Time Tracking of a 3D-Printed Smart Capsule Using on-Board Near-Infrared Led Array. 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII, pp. 2201-2204. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808508

  • Park, M.C., Yoo, J.M., & Kim, A. (2019). Therapeutic and Side Effects Modeling of Electrolytic Cancer Ablation Therapy Using Organ-on-a-Chip. 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 and EUROSENSORS XXXIII, pp. 484-487. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808803

  • Purcell, W., Islam, S., Rhee, S., Nguyen, A., Song, S.H., Ahmad, F., & Kim, A. (2019). Wideband Ultrasonic Transducer Using Modified Space-Filling Curves. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2019-January, pp. 795-798. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2019.8870683

  • Yoon, C.K., Ochoa, M., Kim, A., Rahimi, R., Zhou, J., & Ziaie, B. (2018). Yeast Metabolic Response as an Indicator of Radiation Damage in Biological Tissue. Advanced Biosystems, 2(9). doi: 10.1002/adbi.201800126

  • Islam, S. & Kim, A. (2018). Ultrasonic energy harvesting scheme for implantable active stent. IMBioc 2018 - 2018 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference, pp. 70-72. doi: 10.1109/IMBIOC.2018.8428943

  • Zhou, J., Kim, A., & Ziaie, B. (2018). An ultrasonically controlled switching system for power management in implantable devices. Biomedical Microdevices, 20(2). doi: 10.1007/s10544-018-0288-2

  • Park, J.H., Kim, A., Jiang, H., Song, S.H., Zhou, J., & Ziaie, B. (2018). A Wireless Chemical Sensing Scheme using Ultrasonic Imaging of Silica-Particle-Embedded Hydrogels (Silicagel). Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 259, pp. 552-559. doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.12.085

  • Majumdar, A.K., Islam, S., & Kim, A. (2018). An ultrasonically powered implantable micro electrolytic ablation (IMEA) for tumor necrosis. 2018 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2018, pp. 100-101. doi: 10.31438/trf.hh2018.29

  • Islam, S., Kim, A., & IEEE (2018). Ultrasonic Energy Harvesting Scheme for Implantable Active Stent. PROCEEDINGS of the 2018 IEEE/MTT-S INTERNATIONAL MICROWAVE BIOMEDICAL CONFERENCE (IMBIOC), pp. 70-72. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Islam, S. & Kim, A. (2018). An ultrasonically powered active stent for endovascular diseases. 2018 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2018, pp. 228-229. doi: 10.31438/trf.hh2018.64

  • Song, S.H., Kim, A., Brown, M., Jung, C., Ko, S., & Ziaie, B. (2016). An Implantable Wireless Interstitial Pressure Sensor with Integrated Guyton Chamber: In vivo Study in Solid Tumors. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 63(11), pp. 2273-2277. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2016.2522460

  • Kim, A., Powell, C.R., & Ziaie, B. (2016). An Universal packaging technique for low-drift implantable pressure sensors. Biomedical Microdevices, 18(2). doi: 10.1007/s10544-016-0058-y

  • Roth, J., Kim, A., Alloosh, M., Sturek, M., Ziaie, B., & Powell, C.R. (2016). MP60-11 WIRELESS URODYNAMIC DEVICE DEMONSTRATES SUBMUCOSAL SENSOR IS COMPARABLE TO URODYNAMIC CATHETER. Journal of Urology, 195(4S). Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.864

  • Roth, J., Kim, A., Alloosh, M., Ziaie, B., Sturek, M., & Powell, C.R. (2016). MP60-12 DETRUSOR UNDERACTIVITY IS SEEN IN AN ANIMAL MODEL FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME. Journal of Urology, 195(4S). Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.865

  • Yoon, C.K., Kim, A., Ochoa, M., Parupudi, T., & Ziaie, B. (2016). A low-cost wearable radiation sensor based on dose response viability of yeast cells. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2016-February, pp. 1066-1069. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2016.7421818

  • Zhou, J., Kim, A., Ochoa, M., Jiang, H., & Ziaie, B. (2016). An ultrasonically powered micropump for on-demand in-situ drug delivery. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2016-February, pp. 349-352. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2016.7421632

  • Zhou, J., Rahimi, R., Kim, A., Ochoa, M., & Ziaie, B. (2016). A PVDF-based flexible and shapeable acoustic power source for implantable biomedical devices. 2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016, pp. 400-403. doi: 10.31438/trf.hh2016.107

  • Yoon, C.K., Ochoa, M., Kim, A., Rahimi, R., & Ziaie, B. (2016). An integrated low-cost radiation dosimeter utilizing microorganism as radiation-sensitive material. 2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016, pp. 47-50. doi: 10.31438/trf.hh2016.13

  • Zhou, J., Kim, A., & Ziaie, B. (2015). An ultrasonically controlled power management system for implantable biomedical devices. IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference: Engineering for Healthy Minds and Able Bodies, BioCAS 2015 - Proceedings. doi: 10.1109/BioCAS.2015.7348297

  • Song, S., Race, N.S., Kim, A., Zhang, T., Shi, R., & Ziaie, B. (2015). A Wireless Intracranial Brain Deformation Sensing System for Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. Scientific Reports, 5. doi: 10.1038/srep16959

  • Song, S.H., Kim, A., & Ziaie, B. (2015). Omnidirectional ultrasonic powering for millimeter-scale implantable devices. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(11), pp. 2717-2723. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2444854

  • Kim, A., Powell, C.R., & Ziaie, B. (2015). A generic packaging technique using fluidic isolation for low-drift implantable pressure sensors. 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015, pp. 476-479. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7180964

  • Park, J.H., Kim, A., Song, S.H., Bhandari, P., Irudayaraj, J., & Ziaie, B. (2015). A wireless chemical sensing scheme using ultrasonic imaging of microbubble embeded hydrogel. 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015, pp. 2220-2223. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7181402

  • Zhou, J., Kim, A., Song, S.H., & Ziaie, B. (2015). An ultrasonically powered implantable micro-light source for localized photodynamic therapy. 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015, pp. 876-879. doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7181063

  • Kim, A., Kim, J., Rietdyk, S., & Ziaie, B. (2015). A wearable smartphone-enabled camera-based system for gait assessment. Gait and Posture, 42(2), pp. 138-144. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.05.001

  • Powell, C.R., Kim, A., Alloosh, M., Sturek, M., & Ziaie, B. (2015). WIRELESS URODYNAMIC DEVICE DEMONSTRATES SUBMUCOSAL SENSOR IS COMPARABLE TO URODYNAMIC CATHETER. NEUROUROLOGY and URODYNAMICS, 34, pp. S6-S6. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Kim, A., Ochoa, M., Rahimi, R., & Ziaie, B. (2015). New and Emerging Energy Sources for Implantable Wireless Microdevices. IEEE Access, 3, pp. 89-98. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2015.2406292

  • Park, J.H., Kim, A., & Ziaie, B. (2015). Batch-fabricated hydrogel/polymeric-magnet bilayer for wireless chemical sensing. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2015-February(February), pp. 585-588. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7051023

  • Zhang, T.S., Kim, A., Ochoa, M., & Ziaie, B. (2015). Controllable 'somersault' magnetic soft robotics. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2015-February(February), pp. 1044-1047. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7051141

  • Kim, A., Powell, C.R., & Ziaie, B. (2014). An implantable pressure sensing system with electromechanical interrogation scheme. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 61(7), pp. 2209-2217. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2318023

  • Lee, W.S., Kim, A., Ziaie, B., Raghunathan, V., & Powell, C.R. (2014). UP-link: An ultra-low power implantable wireless system for long-term ambulatory urodynamics. IEEE 2014 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2014 - Proceedings, pp. 384-387. doi: 10.1109/BioCAS.2014.6981743

  • Kim, A., Ziaie, B., & Chitnis, G. (2013). A wireless pressure sensor based on surface trapped ferrofluid plug. Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688457

  • Chitnis, G., Kim, A., Song, S.H., Jessop, A.M., Bolton, J.S., & Ziaie, B. (2012). A thermophone on porous polymeric substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 101(2). doi: 10.1063/1.4737005

  • Maleki, T., Chitnis, G., Kim, A., & Ziaie, B. (2012). A batch-fabricated single-layer elastomeric actuator with corrugated surface. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 21(4), pp. 859-866. doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2012.2192909

  • Kim, A., Maleki, T., & Ziaie, B. (2012). A novel electromechanical interrogation scheme for implant able passive transponders. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 31-34. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170086

  • Kim, A., Chitnis, G., Song, S.H., & Ziaie, B. (2012). A wideband thermo-acoustic sound generator on nanoporous polymeric substrate. Technical Digest - Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, pp. 379-380. doi: 10.31438/trf.hh2012.100

  • Majumdar, A.K., Islam, S., Gidde, S., Loh, B.G., Hutapea, P., & Kim, A. Neuro-Needle Brain Deformation Quantification by Magnetic Sensor System. 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Heijnen, M., Kim, A., Kim, J., Ziaie, B., & Rietdyk, S. The step width of young and middle-aged adults was substantially reduced by texting and walking ¿. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Seville, Spain.

  • Liddy, J.J., Kim, J., Kim, A., Heijnen, M., Ziaie, B., & Rietdyk, S. Reliability of Multifractal Detrended Fluctuation Analysis using Smartphone Technology. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Seville, Spain.

  • Kim, A., Kim, J., Heijnen, M., Rietdyk, S., & Ziaie, B. Concurrent Validity of a Wearable Smartphone-Enabled Camera-Based System for Assessment of Postural Sway. International Society for Posture and Gait Research, Seville, Spain.