2016 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellent Award
MSE Outstanding Accomplishment Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 2013.
WCU Invited Professorship Seoul National University 2009
National Science Foundation CAREER AWARD 2007.
Named One of Emerging Investigators by the Journal of Materials Chemistry May 2007.
Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Awards for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering,University of Michigan 2006.
2002 ACS (American Chemical Society) ICI Award in Applied Polymer Science(August, 2002).
2002 IUPAC Award for Young Chemist for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in the Chemical Science (www.iupac.org/news/prize/2002/kim.html) (May, 2002).
MRS (Materials Research Society) Graduate Student Gold Award (November, 2000).
Il-Ju Academic Foundation Overseas Graduate Fellowship, Korea (June, 1996).
Graduation Award for Top Undergraduate Students (SNU, February 1991).