Moon Kim

Moon Kim


  • microelectronics
  • atomic structure and chemistry of materials
  • phase transformation in solids
  • nanoelectronics
  • flexible electronics
  • nanostructural materials
  • 3-D fabrication of functional nanoscale devices
  • advanced characterization


Lakisha Ladson


Expert at a Glance

Moon Kim, Ph.D.
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Kim has designed and built an ultra-high-vacuum wafer-bonding instrument that enables researchers to integrate dissimilar materials for electronic and optical property measurements, fracture mechanical testing and structural characterization by electron microscopy. It is one of only three such instruments in the world, enabling his research team to work at the leading edge of modern electronic materials science and engineering.

Kim’s primary research focus is nanofabrication and the manipulation and characterization of materials and devices for electronic and photonic applications. His current research includes heterogeneous materials integration by wafer bonding, nanoscale strain engineering for next-generation Si CMOS, scaled microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), functional nanostructures for sensors and energy harvesting, flexible electronics and nanoelectronics.

Director of the UT Dallas Nano-Characterization Facility and the University’s Nano & Beyond Research Laboratory, Kim has authored or co-authored more than 160 refereed papers and given more than 50 invited talks. His research is funded by the U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate; the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research; the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; the State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund; the Korea Electronics Technology Institute; Texas Instruments Inc.; Micron Technology Inc.; and the Semiconductor Research Corp.

He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.


Updated: November 29, 2011