Prof. Kwang Jin Kim
NV Energy Professor of Energy and Matter at Univ of Nevada Las Vegas
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (84)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 10, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Polymers, Molecules, Composites, Manufacturing, Robotics, Computer simulations, Robots, Electroactive polymers, Polymeric actuators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 10, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Gold, Polymers, Metals, Composites, Platinum, 3D printing, Printing, Palladium, Polymeric actuators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 10, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Electrodes, Polymers, Metals, Composites, Resistance, Platinum, Lanthanum, Electroless plating, Ion exchange

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 17, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Actuators, Surgery, Sensors, Electrodes, Polymers, Composites, Ions, Physics, Biomimetics, Solid modeling, Polymeric sensors, Polymeric actuators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 11, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10165, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2017
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Polymers, Glasses, Composites, Physics, Computer programming, 3D modeling, Thermal effects, Finite element methods, Motion models, Shape memory polymers, Polymeric actuators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 22, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Electrodes, Polymers, Composites, Resistance, Platinum, Lanthanum, Ion exchange, Electroactive polymers, Current controlled current source

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Conference Committee Involvement (26)
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IX
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites XII
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
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Course Instructor
SC634: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
This course will provide an overview of the field of EAP covering the state of the art, challenges and potential. Three general classes of polymer materials are described, namely those that involve ionic mechanisms (Ionic EAP including gels), field activated materials (Electronic EAP) and torsional actuators (typically thermally or electrothermally driven). The basic mechanisms responsible for the active behavior of EAP materials will be covered and compared with natural muscles. Analytical models, fabrication processes and methods of characterizing these materials will be described. Moreover, the currently considered applications will be reviewed including actuators, robotics, animatronics, energy harvesting, medical, and biologically inspired mechanisms, so called biomimetics. The course begins with an overview of the field, current capabilities, potential and challenges. The course follows with a description of the currently available EAP materials and principles of operating them as actuators and artificial muscles. The course ends with a review of the future prospect of EAP as actuators and sensors in systems, mechanisms and smart structures for industrial and medical applications.
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