Peer Reviewed Journals


1.      “Polyaniline Nanofiber Electrodes for Reversible Capture and Release of Mercury(II) from Water”

Y. Kim, Z. Lin, I. Jeon, T.V. Voorhis, T.M. Swager,

(To be submitted)


2.      “Anion Exchange Membranes:  Enhancement by Addition of Unfunctionalized Triptycene Poly(Ether Sulfone)s”

Y. Kim†, L. Moh†, T.M. Swager, †equal contribution

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 42409–42414 (2017). [Link]


3.      “Reconfigurable Chiroptical Nanocomposites with Chirality Transfer from the Macro- to the Nanoscale”

Y. Kim †, B. Yeom†, O. Arteaga, S.J. Yoo, S.G. Lee, J.G. Kim, N.A. Kotov, †equal contribution

Nature Materials, 15, 461-468 (2016). [Link]

·        Featured in News and Views of Nature Materials 15, 377–378 (2016), home page of the University of Michigan with a YouTube video clip, “Making nanostructures with rotatory optical activity”,, Science 360, IEEE Spectrum, Science News,, the Economic Times, etc.


4.      “Stretchable Nanoparticle Conductors with Self-Organized Conductive Pathways”

Y. Kim, J. Zhu, B. Yeom, M.D. Prima, X. Su, J.G. Kim, S.J. Yoo, C. Uher, N.A. Kotov,

Nature, 500, 59-63 (2013). [Link]

·        Featured in home page of the University of Michigan with a YouTube video clip, “Stretchable Conductors | MconneX | MichEpedia”, C&EN, MRS bulletin,, Science Daily, Newswise, French Tribune, Chemistry World, Science & Enterprise etc.


5.      “Porous Networks Assembled with Octa Phenyl Silsesquioxanes as Building Blocks”,

Y. Kim, K. Koh, M.F. Roll, R.M. Laine, A.J. Matzger,

Macromolecules, 43, 6995-7000 (2010).  (Undergraduate publication)  [Link]



6.      “Electro-chemical characterization of a stretchable polyurethane/gold NP electrode”

L. Lopez, Y. Kim, L. Jierry, J. Hemmerlé, F. Boulmedais*, P. Schaaf*, S.N. Pronkin, N.A. Kotov*,

(To be submitted)


7.      “Plasmonic Biomimetic Nanocomposite with Spontaneous Subwavelength Structuring as Broadband Absorbers”

M. Li, U. Guler, Y. Li, A. Rea, E.K. Tanyi, Y. Kim, M.A. Noginov, Y. Song, A. Boltasseva, V. Shalaev, N.A. Kotov,



8.      “Free Volume Enhanced Proton Exchange Membranes from Sulfonated Triptycene Poly(Ether Ether Ketone)”

L. Moh, J.B. Goods, Y. Kim, T.M. Swager,

J. Membrane Sci., 549, 236–243 (2018). [Link]


9.      “Branched Aramid Nanofibers”

J. Zhu, M. Yang, A. Emre, J.H. Bahng, L. Xu, J. Yeom, B. Yeom, Y. Kim, K. Johnson, P. Green, N.A. Kotov,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 11744–11748 (2017). [Link]


10.   “High Strength Conductive Composites from Plasmonic Nanoparticles Aligned on Aramid Nanofibers”

J. Lyu, X. Wang, L. Liu, Y. Kim, E.K. Tanyi, H. Chi, W. Feng, L. Xu, T. Li, M.A. Noginov, C. Uher, M.D. Hammig, N.A. Kotov,

Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 8435–8445 (2016). [Link]


11.   “Kirigami Nanocomposites as Wide-Angle Diffraction Gratings”

L. Xu, X. Wang, Y. Kim, T. Shyu, J. Lyu, N.A. Kotov,

ACS Nano, 10, 6156–6162 (2016). [Link]


12.   “Anomalous Stretchable Conductivity Using an Engineered Tricot Weave”

Y.H. Lee, Y. Kim, T.I. Lee, I. Lee, J. Shin, M.H. Choi, T.S. Kim and J.W. Choi,

ACS Nano, 9, 12214-12223 (2015). [Link]


13.   “Nano Building Blocks via Iodination of [PhSiO1.5]n, Forming [p-I-C6H4SiO1.5]n (n = 8, 10, 12), and a New Route to High-Surface-Area, Thermally Stable, Microporous Materials via Thermal Elimination of I2”,

M.F. Roll, J.W. Kampf, Y. Kim, E. Yi, R.M. Laine,

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 10171–10183 (2010).   (Undergraduate publication)  [Link]




·        “Stretchable Composite Conductors for Flexible Electronics, Stretchable Plasmonic Devices, Optical Filters, and Implantable Devices and Methods for Manufacture Thereof”

N.A. Kotov, Y. Kim, J. Zhu, M.D. Prima, Application No. 14/193,837, Filed on 02-28-2014



Contributed Articles

1.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “π-Extension Through the Catellani Reaction” Synfacts, 14, 0370 (2018).

2.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Heterocyclic Fluorophores via Grignard Chemistry” Synfacts, 14, 0362 (2018).

3.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “The Longest 1D Nanographene” Synfacts, 14, 0250 (2018).

4.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Azulene’s D–A Structure for Optoelectronic Materials” Synfacts, 14, 0258 (2018).

5.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Helical Radicals with NIR Circular Dichroism” Synfacts, 14, 0143 (2018).

6.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Butterfly-Shaped Semiconductor Molecules” Synfacts, 14, 0137 (2018).

7.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Oxidation in the Direction of Increasing Aromaticity” Synfacts, 14, 0027 (2018).

8.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Diels–Alder Reaction for New Fluorophores” Synfacts, 14, 0032 (2018).

9.      T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Regiospecific Alkynylation Enabled by Ruthenium Catalyst” Synfacts, 13, 1254 (2018).

10.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Reactivity-Enhanced Arene–Metal Complex for the Synthesis of Medium-Sized Rings” Synfacts, 13, 1253 (2017).

11.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Extended Enantiospecific Helicenes” Synfacts, 13, 1149 (2017).

12.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Novel N-Heteroheptacenes for OFET Devices” Synfacts, 13, 1147 (2017).

13.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Expanding Functionality of Indole and Pyrrole the Electrophilic Way” Synfacts, 13, 1038 (2017).

14.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Four-Membered Heterocycles from Ynamide” Synfacts, 13, 1036 (2017).

15.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Longer Arms Make It More Optically Active” Synfacts, 13, 0925 (2017).

16.   T.M. Swager and Y. Kim, “Bent Porphyrin Tapes Enabled by Seven-Membered Rings” Synfacts, 13, 0929 (2017).