Kim tapped as new director of MACRO program

Kim tapped as new director of MACRO program

Professor Jinsang Kim

MSE is pleased to announce that Professor Jinsang Kim has been appointed as the new director of the Macromolecular Science & Engineering Program (MACRO). His three-year term is effective immediately.

A leader in the field of polymer science and engineering for nearly 45 years, MACRO is an interdisciplinary program that offers only graduate degrees. MACRO's 34 faculty members largely draw from Engineering (aerospace, biomedical, chemical, electrical, materials science, and mechanical), the Dental School, and the Department of Chemistry.

Professor Kim is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. He is a former Graduate Chair of MSE. He has been a MACRO faculty member since 2003, and has advised numerous MACRO students. Professor Kim has served on the MACRO Faculty Executive Committee since 2006.

"My goals for the MACRO program include improving the visibility of this excellent degree program," Kim said, adding: "I plan to raise more funding such as industrial sponsorships and training grants, for example, for student fellowships and scholarships. I will also focus on more organized mentoring strategies for students for Graduate Research Fellowships and Graduate Research Awards from major professional societies and society meetings."