Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering

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Dr. Iltai (Isaac) Kim
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 318
Phone: (361) 825-2734
Curriculum Vitae


  • Nano-bio-chemical sensing and micro/nanoscale thermal-fluids using nano-biophotonics and engineering
    • Portable lab-on-a-chip in UAV and ROV chemical sensing and subsea leak detection
  • Energy conversion such as energy harvesting, thermophotovoltaics, and light emitting diode (LED) nanowire applications
  • Ultra-sensitive, super-resolution, and three-dimensional surface plasmon resonance imaging coupled with ultrafast and nanoscale scanning for sensing and point-of-care device development
  • Hyperbolic metamaterials, perfect absorption, and plasmonics
  • Thermo-fluidic analysis, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mechanical design, and experiments: reheating furnace, heat exchanger, combustion device, and others