Curriculum Vitae
Full Name Beomjoon Kim
Position / Job Title Professor / Director of LIMMS/CNRS-IIS
Affiliation Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

He received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Dept. of Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Seoul, Korea, in 1993, and received M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Department of Precision Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan (Dept. of Precision Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo) and a Director of LIMMS/CNRS-IIS UMI 2820. Recently he is also in charge as a chair of corporate sponsored research division of “Virological Medicine”, at I.I.S., the University of Tokyo, and active as executive advisor of BNS Medicals, Co., Ltd., Japan.

He was a CNRS Associate Researcher for Microsensors, Nano-instruments for Nanotechnology in Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique at Besancon, France at 1998. He worked also in research orientation NanoLink, MESA+ Research Institute, University of Twente in the Netherlands, to September 2000. Since September 2000, he has been an Associate Professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo until April 2014. He visited Institute of Micro-engineering, EPFL (group of Prof. Juergen Brugger), Swiss, Dept. Chemical Eng. (group of Prof. D. Schwartz), The University of Washington, USA in 2005, Dept. Chemistry, (group of Prof. Y. Chen) École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris, in 2010, and Dept. of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT HST, Cambridge, USA in 2013 as well for collaboration about micro/nano bio-engineering.

He investigates several aspects of bio-sensors components to accomplish portable Point-of-Care diagnostic devices, which are disposal, user-friendly, low-cost, and highly sensitive. Moreover, he is interested to develop self-powered, energy harvesting micro sensors as well as smart monitoring system with network like “internet of things”. Recently, main research topic is focused to study on new transdermal drug delivery system by using dissoluble micro needle patch. He has published 103 peer reviewed Journal papers, 200 international conference papers, 189 domestic conference papers as well as several patents, books publications so far.