Gibum Kim

Research Interest

  • Application of the SPR based imaging system for high throughput biological sensors
  • Development of surface modification chemistries for biologically compatible surfaces
  • Fabrication of biological chips for analysis of Protein-DNA/Lipid-Protein interactions.

Research Background

  • Spectroscopic studies of biomolecular interactions at the solid/liquid and air/liquid interfaces.
  • Photo electrochemical study of conducting polymer deposited on thin layer semiconductor electrodes.
  • Instrument construction including nonlinear optical laser spectroscopy (Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy).
  • Programming data acquisition programs and modeling programs for the above instrument with Labview, Mathematica and Matlab.
  • 4 years of research experience in an industrial research lab.


1997 – 2002 Ph. D. / Analytical Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1991 – 1993 MS/Analytical Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
1984 – 1991 BS/Chemistry, Chung Nam National University, Teajon, Korea

Research Experiences


2002-present Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle Investigation of DNA/protein interaction by using Surface Plasmon Resonance Microscope Investigation of membrane binding peptide on the supported lipid bilayers on thiol coated gold surface.
1997 – 2002 Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Advisor: Prof. Paul Cremer Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy investigations of biomolecular interactions at interfaces Secondary ion mass spectroscopic investigation of the oxidation on the thiol bilayer.
1993-1991 Department of Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea Photoelectrochemical investigation of conducting polymer deposited on to the In2O3/ Sn2O2 thin film electrodes and its effects on the dye sensitized photocurrent generation



Electrochemical and spectroscopic surface investigation of fuel cell and solar cell electrodes by use of elemental analysis, impedance spectroscopy, XPS, SEM and general electrochemistry.


Professional membership

American Chemical Society


  1. Jung, S. Y.; Lim, S. M.; Albertorio, F. ; Kim, G.; Gurau, M.; Yang, D. R.; Holden, M. A.; Cremer , P.S., “The Vroman Effect: A Molecular Level Description of Fibrinogen Displacement”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003 in press
  2. Gurau, M.; Kim, G.;Lim, S,; Albertorio, F.; Fleisher, C. H.; Cremer, P. S., “Water Structure at the Fatty Acid Monolayer/Aqueous Interface in the Presence of Divalent Metal Cations”, ChemPhysChem 2003 in press
  3. Kim, G.; Gurau, M.; Lim, S.; Cremer, P. S., “Investigations of the Orientation of a Membrane Peptide by Sum Frequency Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2003, 107, 1403
  4. Kim, J.; Kim, G.; Cremer, P. S., “Investigations of Polyelectrolyte Absorption at the Solid/Liquid Interface by Sum Frequency Spectroscopy: Evidence of Long-Range Macromolecular Alignment at Highly Charged Quartz/Water Interfaces”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 8751
  5. Kim, G.; Gurau, M.; Kim, J. ; Cremer, P. S., “Investigations of Lysozyme Adsorption at the Air/Water and Quartz/Water Interfaces by IR-Visible Sum Frequency Spectroscopy”, Langmuir 2002, 18, 2807
  6. Kim, J.; Kim, G.; Cremer, P.S., “Investigation of interfacial water structure in the presence of supported lipid bilayer at the solid liquid interface”, Langmuir 2001, 17, 7255
  7. Min, H. J.; Kim, G. ; Yu, J. A.; Kim, K. J., "Photocurrents in the SnO2 Photoelectrochemical cell Sensitized by Rhodamine B", Kor. Chem. Soc. 1993, 37, 213.


  1. “Protein functionalized SAMs as biosensors ”, Materials Science and Engineering through Biomimetics: An International Workshop, Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Island, Washington (August 27-30, 2002)
  2. “Interaction of Proteins at the Quartz/Water and Air/Water Interface studied by Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy”, Poster Presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions, Ventura, California (February, 2002)
  3. “Interfacial water alignment upon Lysozyme adsorption: Sum Frequency Generation Study ”, Poster Presentation, The Texas Surface Science Roundup, Roundtop, Texas (May, 2001)
  4. “Sum Frequency Generation Study of Interaction of Membrane Channel Peptide with Lipid Monolayer ”, Poster Presentation, The Texas Surface Science Roundup, Roundtop, Texas(May, 2000)


    Dr. Paul S. Cremer
    Department of Chemistry
    Texas A&M University
    Phone: (979)862-1200
    Email :


    Dr. D. Wayne Goodman
    Department of Chemistry
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX 77843-3255
    Phone: (979) 845-0214
    Email :


    Dr. Charles T. Campbell
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Washington
    Box 351700
    Seattle WA 98195-1700
    Tel: (206) 616-6085
    Email :


Gibum Kim

Contact Info:

Position: CEO/President

Location: Plexense, Inc.

1450 DrewAvenue, Suite 150

Davis, CA 95618, USA


Phone: 530-564-4692

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