Jinhwan Kim is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine. His research mainly focuses on implementing nanotechnology and exploiting nanomaterials’ functionalities for clinical translation. He has contributed to the field of bionanomaterials by synthesizing and modifying the nanoparticles in a biocompatible and intelligent manner for cancer diagnosis and therapy. His recent studies combine his expertise in creating functional nanoparticles with medical imaging systems (clinically relevant ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging) and cell engineering (FDA-approved CAR T cell therapy and stem cell therapy), thereby improving and compensating each technology’s shortcomings. He is an awardee of the NIH (NCI) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.
Outside of his research work, he enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling around with his dog.