Hee Seok Kim
Shelby Hall 3125
Ph: (251) 460-7706

Hee Seok Kim

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

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, 2017.

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.

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EG 101 Introduction to Engineering and Design
EG 270 Engineering Thermodynamics
EG 360 Fluid Mechanics