Hee Seok Kim
My research interest is to develop advanced energy systems with focus on thermal engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, and advanced manufacturing in applications of electric power generators, solid-state cooling, wearable devices, energy storage and transfer, soft electronics, and many others.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Qing Zhu, Hee Seok Kim, and Zhifeng Ren, A rapid method to extract Seebeck coefficient
under a large temperature difference, Review of Scientific Instruments 88:094902,
Hee Seok Kim, Weishu Liu, and Zhifeng Ren, Bridge between materials and devices of thermoelectric power generators, Energy and Environmental Science 10:69-85, 2017.
Ran He, Daniel Kraemer, Jun Mao, Lingping Zeng, Qing Jie, Yucheng Lan, Chunhua Li, Jing Shuai, Hee Seok Kim, Yuan Liu, David Broido, Ching-Wu Chu, Gang Chen, and Zhifeng Ren, Achieving high power factor and output power density in p-type half-Heuslers Nb1-xTixFeSb, PNAS 113(48):13576-13581, 2016.
Tulashi Dahal, Hee Seok Kim, Sonika Gahlawat, Qing Jie, Keshab Dahal, Weishu Liu, Yucheng Lan, Kenneth White, and Zhifeng Ren, Transport and mechanical properties of double filled p-type skutterudites La0.68Ce0.22Fe4-xCoxSb12, Acta Materialia 117:13-27, 2016.
Jing Shuai, Hee Seok Kim, Zihang Liu, Ran He, Jiehe Sui, and Zhifeng Ren, Thermoelectric Properties of Zintl Compound Ca1-xNaxMg2Bi1.98, Applied Physics Letters 108:183901, 2016.
Jing Shuai, Yumei Wang, Zihang Liu, Hee Seok Kim, Jun Mao, Jiehe Sui, and Zhifeng Ren, Enhancement of thermoelectric performance of phase pure Zintl compounds Ca1-xYbxZn2Sb2, Ca1-xEuxZn2Sb2, and Eu1-xYbxZn2Sb by mechanical alloying and hot pressing, Nano Energy 25:136-144, 2016.
Hee Seok Kim, Tianbao Wang, Weishu Liu, and Zhifeng Ren, Engineering thermal conductivity for balancing between reliability and performance of bulk thermoelectric generators, Advanced Functional Materials 26(21):3678-3686, 2016.
Qian Zhang, Eyob K. Chere, Yumei Wang, Hee Seok Kim, Ran He, Feng Cao, Keshab Dahal, David Broido, Gang Chen, and Zhifeng Ren, High thermoelectric performance of n-type PbTe1-ySy due to deep lying states induced by Indium doping and spinodal decomposition, Nano Energy 22:572-582, 2016.
Jing Shuai, Zihang Liu, Hee Seok Kim, Yumei Wang, Jun Mao, Ran He, Jiehe Sui, and Zhifeng Ren, Thermoelectric properties of Bi-based Zintl compounds Ca1-xYbxMg2Bi2, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4(11):4312-4320, 2016.
Weishu Liu, Jiawei Zhou, Qing Jie, Yang Li, Hee Seok Kim, Jiming Bao, Gang Chen and Zhifeng Ren, New insight into the material parameter B to understand the enhanced thermoelectric performance of Mg2+dSn1-x-yGexSby, Energy and Environmental Science 9:530-539, 2016.
Jun Mao, Hee Seok Kim, Shuai Jing, Zihang Liu, Udara Saparamadu, Ran He, Fei Tian, Weishu Liu, and Zhifeng Ren, Thermoelectric properties of materials near the band crossing line in Mg2Sn-Mg2Ge-Mg2Si system, Acta Materialia 103:633-642, 2016.
Weishu Liu§, Hee Seok Kim§, Qing Jie, and Zhifeng Ren, Importance of high power factor in thermoelectric materials for power generation application: a perspective, Scripta materialia 111:3-9, 2016. §Equal contribution
Hee Seok Kim, Weishu Liu, and Zhifeng Ren, Efficiency and output power of thermoelectric module by taking into account corrected Joule and Thomson heat, Journal of Applied Physics 118(11):115103, 2015.
Jun Mao, Yumei Wang, Hee Seok Kim, Zihang Liu, Udara Saparamadu, Fei Tian, Keshab Dahal, Jingying Sun, Shuo Chen, Weishu Liu, and Zhifeng Ren, High thermoelectric power factor in Cu-Ni alloy by potential barrier scattering of twin boundaries, Nano Energy 17:279-289, 2015.
Hee Seok Kim, Weishu Liu, Gang Chen, Ching-Wu Chu, and Zhifeng Ren, Relationship between thermoelectric figure of merit and energy conversion efficiency, PNAS 112(27):8205-8210, 2015.
Jing Shuai, Yumei Wang, Hee Seok Kim, Zihang Liu, Jingying Sun, Shuo Chen, Jiehe Sui, and Zhifeng Ren, Thermoelectric properties of Na-doped Zintl compound: Mg3-xNaxS2, Acta Materialia 93:187-193, 2015.
Weishu Liu, Qing Jie, Hee Seok Kim, and Zhifeng Ren, Current progress and future challenges in thermoelectric power generation: From materials to devices, Acta Materialia 87:357-376, 2015.
Weishu Liu, Hee Seok Kim, Shuo Chen, Qing Jie, Bing Lv, Menglian Yao, Zhensong Ren, Cyril P. Opeil, Stephen Wilson, Ching-Wu. Chu, and Zhifeng Ren, n-type thermoelectric material Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25 for high power generation, PNAS 112(11):3269-3274, 2015.
Jing Shuai, Hee Seok Kim, Yucheng Lan, Shuo Chen, Yuan Liu, Huaizhou Zhao, Jiehe Sui, and Zhifeng Ren, Study on thermoelectric performance by Na doping in nanostructured Mg1-xNaxAg0.97Sb0.99, Nano Energy 11:640-646, 2015.
Ran He, Hee Seok Kim, Yucheng Lan, Dezhi Wang, Shuo Chen, and Zhifeng Ren, Investigating the thermoelectric properties of p-type half-Heusler Hfx(ZrTi)1-xCoSb0.8Sn0.2 by reducing Hf concentration for power generation, RSC Advances 4(110):64711-64716, 2014./p>
Hee Seok Kim, Takashi Itoh, Tsutomu Iida, Minoru Taya, and Keiko Kikuchi, Design of linear shaped thermoelectric generator and self-integration using shape memory alloy, Materials Science Engineering: B 183:61-68, 2014.
Hee Seok Kim, Keiko Kikuchi, Takashi Itoh, Tsutomu Iida, and Minoru Taya, Design of segmented thermoelectric generator based on cost-effective and light-weight thermoelectric alloys, Materials Science Engineering: B 185:45-52, 2014.
Ja Choon Koo, Hee Seok Kim, Jae Boong Choi, and Young Jin Kim, Application of discrete Hamilton's equation for parallel processing of impact problems, Key Engineering Materials 298:716, 2005.
EG 101 Introduction to Engineering and Design
EG 270 Engineering Thermodynamics
EG 360 Fluid Mechanics