Bio-based Functional Materials

Welcome to the Kim Research Group at MS State!

Who We Are

There is an ever-increasing need for novel and functional materials that our society demands. Better utilization of bio-based materials is a promising approach. Tackling this problem with a experimental materials science approach, the Kim Research Group at Mississippi State University strives to foster a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment that values contributions and perspectives of all group members.

What We Do

We utilize experimental materials science, polymer science, and physical chemistry approaches that interface bio-derived and fossil fuel-based materials in order to develop novel and functional materials, which include nanocomposites, nanofibers, and coatings for applications in buildings, energy, and electronics.

We are looking for talented and committed graduate students as well as undergraduate research assistants.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Dr. Yunsang Kim at