EDUCATION

 

2008–2013 

PhD in Mechanical Engineering,
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX USA
Dissertation: Pressure and Thermal Effects on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction in a Microchannel Flow

 

2006–2008

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea
Thesis: Physical Stimulation of Mammalian Cells using Micro-bead Impact in a Microfluidic Cell Culturing Chamber

 

2000–2006

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2017-2018

Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars Fellow 
Medical Physics / Radiation Oncology, Stanford University

2014-2017 

Postdoctoral Fellow 
Medical Physics / Radiation Oncology, Stanford University

2013–2014 

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin &
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University

*Continuation from graduate degree

2008–2013 

Graduate Research Assistant 
Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

2006–2008 

Graduate Research Assistant 
Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University

2006 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University

 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

2017 - 2019 Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars - NIH Funded Fellowship

2016 CLARIONS Research Grant (PI), Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation - Renewed

2015 CLARIONS Research Grant (PI), Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Jung, K.O., Kim, T.J., Yu, J.H., Rhee, S., Zhao, W., Ha, B., Red-Horse, K., Gambhir, S.S., Pratx, G., "Whole-body tracking of single cells by positron emission tomography," Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2020.

  2. Kim, T.J., Wang, Q., Shelor, M., Pratx, G., "Single-cell radioluminescence microscopy with two-fold higher sensitivity using dual scintillator configuration," PLOS ONE, 2020.

  3. Sengupta, D., Mongersun, A., Kim, T.J., Eyben, R., Abbyad, P., Pratx, G., "Multiplexed single-cell measurements of FDG uptake and lactate release using droplet microfluidics," Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, 2019.

  4. Kim, T.J., Fahimian, B., Pratx, G., "Flexible dosimeter strip for high resolution 1-D in vivo radiation dosimetry," Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2018.

  5. Sengupta D., Kim T.J., Almasi, S. Miller, S., Marton, Z., Nagarkar, V., Pratx, G., "Development and characterization of a scintillating cell imaging dish for radioluminescence microscopy," The Analyst, 2018.

  6. Kim, T.J., Tuerkcan S., Pratx, G., "Modular Low-Light Microscope for Imaging Cellular Bioluminescence and Radioluminescence," Nature Protocols, 2017. (*Featured as Protocol of the week on April, 2017)

  7. Galliana, M.*, Kim, T.J.*, Shelor, M., Vasquez, J., Mongersun, A., Kim, M., Tang, S., Abbyad, P., Pratx, G., "Toward a droplet-based single-cell radiometric assay," Analytical Chemistry, Vol 89, No. 12, pp. 6472–6481, 2017. (*=co-first author) 

  8. Kiru, L., Kim, T.J., Shen, B., Chin F.T., Pratx, G., "Single-cell imaging using radioluminescence microscopy reveals unexpected binding target for [¹⁸F]HFB," Molecular Imaging and Biology, 2017.

  9. Wang, Q., Sengupta, D., Kim, T.J., Pratx, G., "In silico optimization of radioluminescence microscopy," Journal of Biophotonics, 2017.

  10. Wang, Q., Sengupta, D., Kim, T.J., Pratx, G., "Performance Evaluation of 18F Radioluminescence Microscopy Using Computational Simulation," Medical Physics, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 1782–1795, 2017.

  11. Yu, O.Y., Kim, T.J., Pratx, G., "Evaluation of a BGO-based PET System for Single Cell Tracking Performance by Simulation and Phantom Studies," Molecular Imaging, Vol. 15, pp. 1-8, 2016.

  12. Kim, T.J., Tuerkcan S., Ceballos, A., Pratx, G., "A Modular Platform for Low-Light Microscopy," Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 4585-4598, 2015.

  13. Lee, K.S., Kim, T.J., Pratx, G., "Single-Cell Tracking with PET using a Novel Trajectory Reconstruction Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 994-1003, 2014.

  14. Kim, T.J., Kim, M.S., Hann, S.Y., Trejo, J., Hidrovo, C.H., “Thermal Characterization of Microheated Microchannels with Spatially Resolved Two-Color Fluorescence Thermometry,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 115-125, 2014.

  15. Chhabra, A., Kanapuram, R., Kim, T. J., Geng, J., daSilva, A., Bielawski, C.W., Hidrovo, C.H., “Humidity Effects on the Wetting Characteristics of Poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) During a Lower Critical Solution Temperature,” Langmuir, 2013.

  16. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Pressure and Partial Wetting Effects on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction in Microchannel Flow,” Physics of Fluids 35(11), 2012.

  17. Kim, T.J., Kanapuram, R., Chhabra, A. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Thermo‐Wetting and Friction Reduction Characterization of Microtextured Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Journal of Fluids Engineering 134, 2012.

  18. Song, S.H., Lee C.G., Kim, T.J., Jun, S.C., Jung, H.I., “A Rapid and Simple Fabrication Method for 3‐D Circular Microfluidic Channel Using a Metal Wire Removal Process,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 533‐540, 2009.

  19. Kim, T.J., Kim, S.J., Jung, H.I., “Physical Stimulation of Mammalian Cells Using Micro‐bead Impact Within a Microfluidic Environment to Enhance Growth Rate,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 131‐138, 2009.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Stability Analysis of Cassie-Baxter State under Pressure Driven Flow,” 8th ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, Canada, August 1-5, 2010.

  2. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction Microtextured Surfaces,” 2nd ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Shanghai, China, December 18-21, 2009.

 

JOURNAL UNDER PREPARATION

  1. Kim, T.J., Ha, B., Pratx, G., "µF-RLM: Single-cell pharmacokinetics with radioluminescence microscopy."

  2. Kim, T.J., Cheng, K., Xing, L., Pratx, G., “Imaging NIR-II emission droplets through opaque plastic catheters”.

INVITED TALKS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Kim, T.J., Kim, M., Tang, S.K.Y., Pratx, G., “Pharmacokinetic analysis of clinical radiotracers in microfluidic incubators using radioluminescence microscopy,” BMES Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 17- October 20, 2018. 

  2. Gallina, M.E., Kim, T.J., Vasquez, J., Türkcan, S., Abbyad, P., Pratx, G., "Single-cell analysis of radiotracers' uptake by fluorescence microscopy: direct and droplet approach," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, January 30 - February 1, 2017.

  3. Gallina, M.E., Kim., T.J., Vasquez, J., Tuerkcan S., Abbyad, P., Pratx, G., “High Throughput Single-Cell Counting by Radionuclide Detection,” 2016 World Molecular Imaging Conference, New York, September 7-September 10, 2016.

  4. Kim. T.J., Fahimian, B., Pratx, G., "Flexible Dosimeter Bands for Whole-Body Dosimetry," 2016 AAPM 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Washington D.C., July 31-August 4, 2016.

  5. Wang, Q., Kim, T.J., Sengupta, D., Silvan, T., Pratx, G., "A Systematic Evaluation of 18F Positron Imaging using Radioluminescence Microscopy by Computation Simluation," 2016 SNMMI Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 11-June 15, 2016.

  6. Kim,  T.J., Tuerkcan, S., Pratx, G., "A Novel Platform for Low-Light Radioluminescence Microscopy," 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, October 31-November 7, 2015.

  7. Kim, T.J., Tuerkcan, S., Pratx, G., "Radioluminescence Microscopy and its Application in Single Cell Radiotracer Imaging," 7th Annual CBIS (Center for Biomedical Engineering at Stanford) Symposium, Stanford, CA, April 29, 2015.

  8. Kim, T.J., Tuerkcan, S., Pratx, G., "High throughput detection of molecular transport with single-cell resolution," 1st Annual Chem-H Postdoc Retreat, Rohnert Park, CA, March 29-April 1, 2015.

  9. Kim, T.J., "Optical Imaging of Electron Radiotherapy to Promote Uniform Total Skin Irradiation," Answers from the Experts LIVE!, San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2015. (Invited)

  10. Kim, T.J., Hidrovo, C.H., "Fluorescence Thermometry Characterization of Microchannel Cooling Performance with Sidewall Heating," 67th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), San Francisco, CA, November 23-25, 2014.

  11. Kim, T.J., Hidrovo, C.H., “Characterization of Heat Transfer in Superhydrophobic Microchannels under Different Wetting Modes,” 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.

  12. Kim, T.J., Hann, S.Y. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Pressure and Heating Effects on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction,” 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), San Diego, CA, November 18-20, 2012.

  13. Chhabra, A., Kanapuram, R., Leva, H., Trejo, J., Kim, T.J., and Hidrovo, C.H., “Surface Characterization of pNIPAM under Varying Absolute Humidity,” 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), San Diego, CA, November 18-20, 2012.

  14. Kim, T.J., Kanapuram, R., Chhabra, A. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Thermal Effects on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction,” 10th ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, San Juan, PR, July 8-12, 2012.

  15. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Effect of Partially Wetted Cavities on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction,” 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Baltimore, MD, November 20-22, 2011.

  16. Bergman, M., Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “High Speed Droplet Interactions with Heated Microtextured Surfaces,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Long Beach, CA, November 21-23, 2010.

  17. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Stability Analysis of Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction Polymeric Microchannels,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Long Beach, CA, November 21-23, 2010.

  18. Chhabra, A., Kanapuram, R., Kim, T.J., and Hidrovo, C.H., “Surface Energy Characterization of Superhydrophobic Surfaces under Varying Ambient Temperatures,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Long Beach, CA, November 21-23, 2010.

  19. Kim, T.J., “Cassie-Wenzel Transition in Pressure Driven Microchannel Flow,” The University of Texas at Austin, Department Seminar, Austin, TX, Feb. 24, 2010.

  20. Kim, T.J. and Hidrovo, C.H., “Friction Reduction in Superhydrophobic Microchannels,” 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD), Minneapolis, MN, November 22-24, 2009.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2017 AAPM Young Investigator Award Finalist of SF Chapter, San Francisco 

2017 Notable Korean Scientists Honor, Biological Research Information Center

2010 Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin

2009 Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin

2008 BK-21 Research Scholarship, Yonsei University

2007 BK-21 Research Scholarship, Yonsei University 

2006 BK-21 Research Scholarship, Yonsei University

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Kim, T.J., Kim M.K., Sun A., Abbyad P., Tang S., and Pratx G., “Measuring the Metabolic Response of Single Adherent Cells to Chemotherapy using Radiofluidic Microchannels,” µTAS, Savannah, GA, October 22-26, 2017.

  2. Kim T.J., Gallina M.E., Sun A., Shelor M., Kim M.K., Tang S., Abbyad P., and Pratx G., “Droplet Based Assay to Measure Radioactivity with Single-cell Resolution,” µTAS, Savannah, GA, October 22-26, 2017.

  3. Kim, T.J., Vasquez, J., Tuerkcan, S., Pratx, G., "High Throughput Radionuclide Detection with Single Cell Resolution," Molecular Imaging at Stanford Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA, September 15-16, 2015.

  4. Kim, T.J., Tuerkcan, S., Pratx, G., "Radioluinescence Microscopy," Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium, Stanford, CA, February 25, 2015

  5. Kim, T.J., Hidrovo, C.H.,  “Characterization of Transport Properties in Superhydrophobic Microchannels to Enhance Lab-on-a-chip Applications,” Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo, Boston, MA, April 10, 2014

  6. Chhabra, A., Kanapuram, R., Leva, H., Trejo J., Kim, T.J., Hidrovo, C.H., “Surface Energy Characterization of Silicon under Varying Temperatures,” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012

  7. Kim, T.J., Poster session for Annual Graduate Recruitment (2009, 2010, 2011)

  8. Song, S. H., Kim, T.J., Kim, Y. H., Lim, H. T., Kwak, B. S., Jung, H. I., “Investigation of Cell Proliferation and Culturing Condition under Mechanical Stimulation at a Specific Period of Cell Cycle Phases,” Gordon Research Conference on Biochemistry, Biddeford, ME, 2008.

  9. Kim, Y. H., Kim, T.J., Jung, H. I., “Physical Stimulation of Endothelial Cells using Micro-bead Impact by Gravitational Force,” Nanobio-Seoul, Seoul, Korea, 2008.

 

 

RESEARCH SKILLS

 

1. Quantitative skills:

  • Radioluminescence Microscopy

  • Low-light Imaging (Cerenkov, air scintillation, bioluminescence)

  • Multi-phase Droplet Encapsulation

  • Two-color Fluorescence Thermometry (Emission Splitting System) 

  • Micro-particle Image Velocimetry 

  • Goniometry (Contact Angle Measurement)

  • Optical Diagnostics (Scanning Electron Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, High-speed Camera, Infrared Camera)

  • Surface Characterization (Atomic Force Microscopy, Profilometer, Ellipsometer)

2. Fabrication skills:

  • Machining (eg. Milling Machine, Drilling Machine, Lathe, Band Saw) 

  • Micro-fabrication (eg. Photolithography, Deep Reactive Ion Etching, Thermal Deposition, Dicing Saw, Anodic Bonding) 

  • Microscope Assembly (eg. Standard Microscope, Low-light Microscope)

3. Software skills:

  • MATLAB

  • LABVIEW

  • Simulation Package (eg. GAMOS, COMSOL)

  • Design Tools (eg. AutoCAD, Solidworks)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Trained Undergraduate Research Assistants/Interns :

- 2 first authors in journal publication 

- 3 oral presentations delivered by the students at a scientific conference

- 5 co-authors in peer-reviewed publications

  • Teacher’s Assistantship : 

Fluid Mechanics (1 semester), Heat Transfer Lab (2 semesters), Creative Design Project (1 semester)

PATENTS

Jan, 2008 Microfluidic Cell Stimulation Device Utilizing Micro-bead Impact 
#KR 1020080009635, Jung, H.Y., Kim, T.J., Lee, H.Y.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES

Americal Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

American Physical Society (APS)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

WORK EXPERIENCE

2002-2004 Military Intelligence in the Korean Army 
- Squad leader from May, 2004 to Jul, 2004

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