Postdoc selected for 2015 Distinguished Young Scholars’ Seminar Series

Postdoctoral researcher Jongwook Kim smiles in a head shot, wearing a suit and glasses, as he is announced as a presenter for the Distinguished Young Scholars' Seminar SeriesPostdoctoral researcher Jongwook Kim was recently selected for the 2015 Distinguished Young Scholars’ Seminar Series at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington.

The seminar series, held annually since 2011, invites a distinguished group of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students selected from the large pool of national applicants to visit Seattle to present their research at the department’s summer seminar.

Kim, a postdoc in Dr. Delia Milliron’s research group, will present his research titled “Nanocomposite Architecture for Energy-Saving Electrochromic Smart Windows” on July 13. Kim’s findings on smart windows hope to reduce the energy consumption necessary for heating, cooling and lighting buildings by fabricating a new electrochromic material that performs near-ideal solar modulation.

Department alumna Adrienne Rosales (BS ’07) will also present at the seminar series for her work with dynamic self-assembled materials, July 20.

“The spots in this distinguished seminar series are highly competitive, and the fact that two researchers from Texas ChE have been selected speaks to the quality of our program,” Dr. Thomas Truskett, chairman of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, said.

Kim and Rosales continue the representation of the department within the seminar series, preceded by the appearance of Dr. Johnny Blazeck of Dr. Hal Alper’s research group in 2013 and Dr. Brandon Row of Drs. Benny Freeman and Donald Paul’s research groups in 2011.

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