Since joining the faculty of Auburn in 2003, Dr. Kim has focused a research program aimed at advancing the fundamental science of energy harvesting and smart materials for various electro and mechanical devices along with developing new process for novel thin film and nanostructure fabrication. Current research is categorized into the following subjects: 1) thin film and nano materials to advance scientific understanding and to realize novel applications, 2) energy-harvesting and conversion materials and devices for autonomous and self powering systems, 3) smart nanomaterials and their sensor and actuator applications, and 4) condition monitoring systems.

AU Materials Eng.


AU Materials Engineering is located at Wilmore Laboratories. Currently ten professors are conducting research in various areas.

Group Photo

Group photo on 2023 /2018.



Auburn University


Auburn University is one of the largest universities in the South. The main campus holds about 28,000 students.


Prospective students
January, 2020. Positions for highly motivative students are available. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to contact Dr. Kim.



Dr. Dong-Joo (Daniel) Kim
Auburn University Alumni Professor 
Director of Analytical Microscopy Center
Materials Research and Education Center
275 Wilmore Labs
Auburn AL 36849
dkim AT auburn.edu
drdjkim AT gmail.com