Prof. Kwang Jin Kim
Distinguished Professor at Univ of Nevada Las Vegas
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (88)

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10966, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Silica, Polymers, Metals, Composites, Robotics, Platinum, Ion exchange, Smart materials, Polymeric actuators

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10965, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication IX
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Design and modelling, Robotics, Kinematics, Robots, Biomimetics, Biology, Optimization (mathematics), Circuit switching, Smart materials

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10966, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Blood, Blood vessels, Polymers, X-rays, Composites, Polymeric actuators

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10968, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XIII
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Manufacturing, Robotics, Thermal effects, Thermal modeling

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

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Conference Committee Involvement (32)
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication XI
9 March 2021 | Long Beach, California, United States
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials XV
8 March 2021 | Long Beach, California, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIII
8 March 2021 | Long Beach, California, United States
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication X
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, 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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