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Moon K. Kim

Assistant Professor

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  • B.S.E., Seoul National University, Korea, 1997
  • M.S.E., Seoul National University, Korea, 1999
  • M.S.E., The Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Protein kinematics and folding theory
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Bioengineering (e.g., bio-chips and instruments)
  • Multi-scale (nano and micro) composite mechanics

Research Lab:

Selected Publications:

  • Kim, M.K., Jernigan, R.L., Chirikjian, G.S., “Efficient Generation of Feasible Pathways for Protein Conformational Transitions”, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 83, pp. 1620-1630, 2002.
  • Kim, M.K., Chirikjian, G.S., Jernigan, R.L., “Elastic Models of Conformational Transitions in Macromolecules”, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, Vol. 21, pp. 151-160, 2002.
  • Kim, M.K., Jernigan, R.L., Chirikjian, G.S., “An Elastic Network Model of HK97 Capsid Maturation”, Journal of Structural Biology, Vol. 143, pp. 107-117, 2003.
  • Kim, M.K., Li, W., Shapiro, B.A., Chirikjian, G.S., “A Comparison between Elastic Network Interpolation and MD Simulation of 16S Ribosomal RNA”, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, Vol. 21, pp. 395-405, 2003.
  • Kim, C.S., Hong, K.S., Kim, M.K., "Nonlinear Robust Control of a Hydraulic Elevator: Experiment-Based Modeling and Two-Stage Lyapunov Redesign", Control Engineering Practice, 2004. [in press]

Contact Information:

ELab 207B
Dr. Moon K. Kim
MIE Department
220 ELAB
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-2210
(413) 545-2357
(413) 545-1027


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