Jeehwan Kim

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Contact Info

Office Phone: 617-324-1948
Office: 38-276


Assistant Name: John Mayo
Assistant Email:
Assistant Phone: 617-253-5328


Professor Jeehwan Kim’s research covers a range of topics, from basic material physics and mechanics to electronic and photonic devices and systems for next-generation electronics and 3D integration. Specifically, his research group focuses on innovation in nanotechnology for computing and electronics; innovation in nanotechnology for electronic, photonic, and energy applications; neuromorphic computing, modeled on cognitive systems; and nanotechnology for advanced heterogeneous integration. 


Professor Kim joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty in 2015 and DMSE as a joint faculty member in 2016. Before MIT, he was a research staff member at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, conducting research in photovoltaics, 2D materials, graphene, and advanced complementary metal-oxide semiconductor devices. Professor Kim has been named a Master Inventor at IBM, with more than 100 patent filings in five years. He received a BS from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, an MS from Seoul National University, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, all in materials science and engineering. 

Awards & Honors

Samsung Fellow
Director’s Award, DARPA
Young Faculty Award, DARPA
Faculty Award, IBM
Master Inventor, IBM