Ji-Eun Kim

Assistant Research Fellow

Email: jieunkim@pusan.ac.kr

Phone: +82-51-510-7685

Research Interests

  • Paleomonsoon variability
  • Water isotope measurements and simulations
  • Equatorial waves and the Madden-Jullian oscillation
  • Tropical high cirrus clouds


2015 Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado
2004 M.S. Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2002 B.S. Physics, Ajou University, Korea

Work Experience

2016 2018 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Miami & Visiting Scholar, JISAO, University of Washington
2015 2016 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, NOAA/ESRL
2010 2015 Research Assistant, University of Colorado-Boulder & NorthWest Research Associates
2004 2006 Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2015 Organizing committee for Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) regional workshop
2014 Outstanding student poster award (grand prize), 8th FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC users’ workshop
2013 Best student oral presentation award, AMS 17th conference on the middle atmosphere


  1. Ji-Eun Kim, C. Zhang, G. N. Kiladis, and P. Bechtold, “Heating and moistening of the MJO during DYNAMO in ECMWF forecasts,” J. Atmos. Sci., 2018
  2. Alexander, M. J., D. A. Ortland, A. W. Grimsdell, and Ji-Eun Kim, “Sensitivity of gravity wave fluxes to interannual variations in tropical convection and zonal wind,” J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 2701-2716, 2017
  3. Ji-Eun Kim, M. J. Alexander, T. P. Bui, J. M. Dean-Day, R. P. Lawson, S. Woods, and D. Hlavka, L. Pfister, and E. J. Jensen, “Ubiquitous influence of waves on tropical high cirrus clouds,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5895-5901, 2016
  4. Jensen, E. J., et al., “High-frequency gravity waves and homogeneous ice nucleation in tropical tropopause layer cirrus,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6629-6635, 2016
  5. Jensen, E. J., et al., “The NASA Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX): High-Altitude Aircraft Measurements in the Tropical Western Pacific,” Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 97, 2016
  6. Ueyama, R., E. J. Jensen, L. Pfister, and Ji-Eun Kim, “Dynamical, convective, and microphysical control on wintertime distributions of water vapor and clouds in the tropical tropopause layer,” J. Geophys. Res., 120, 10,483-10,500, 2015
  7. Wang, T., A. E. Dessler, M. R. Schoeberl, W. J. Randel, and Ji-Eun Kim, “The impact of temperature vertical structure on trajectory modeling of stratospheric water vapor,” Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3517-3526, 2015
  8. Ji-Eun Kim and M. J. Alexander, “Direct impacts of waves on tropical cold point tropopause temperature,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 1584-1592, 2015 (Selected as AGU EOS Research Spotlight)
  9. Ji-Eun Kim and M. J. Alexander, “A new wave scheme for trajectory simulations of stratospheric water vapor,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1-5, 2013
  10. Ji-Eun Kim and M. J. Alexander, “Tropical precipitation variability and convectively coupled equatorial waves on submonthly time-scales in reanalyses and TRMM,” J. Climate, 26 (no. 10), 3013-3030, 2013
  11. D. H. Shin, Ji-Eun Kim, H. C. Shim, J.-W. Song, J.-H. Yoon, J. Kim, S. Jeong, J. Kang, S. Baik and C.-S. Han, “Continuous Extraction of Highly Pure Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in a Microfluidic Channel,” Nano Letters, 8(12), 4380-4385, 2008
  12. J.-W. Song, H. W. Seo, J.-K. Park, Ji-Eun Kim, D. G. Cho and C.-S. Han, “Selective removal of metallic SWNTs using microwave radiation,” Current Applied Physics, 8, 725-728, 2008
  13. C.-S. Han, J.-H. Lee, H. W. Seo, J.-W. Song, Ji-Eun Kim and M. Won, “A simple, efficient suspension of individual multi-walled carbon nanotubes based on a deep trench electrode,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6, 1-5, 2006
  14. Ji-Eun Kim, J.-K. Park and C.-S. Han, “Use of dielectrophoresis in the fabrication of an atomic force microscope tip with a carbon nanotube: experimental investigation,” Nanotechnology, 17, 2937-2941, 2006
  15. Ji-Eun Kim and C.-S. Han, “Use of dielectrophoresis in the fabrication of an atomic force microscope tip with a carbon nanotube: a numerical analysis,” Nanotechnology, 16 2245-2250, 2005
  16. J.-K. Park, Ji-Eun Kim and C.-S. Han, “Use of dielectrophoresis in a high-yield fabrication of a carbon nanotube tip,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 44, 3235-32-39, 2005
  17. Ji-Eun Kim, J. Choi, Y.-H. Kim, C.-Y. Moon and K. J. Chang, “First-principles study of the magnetic properties of Ti-coated graphene sheets and carbon nanotubes,” M.S. Thesis, Advisor: Prof. Kee Joo Chang (co-advised with Prof. Jong Jin Kim), Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, February 2004
  18. Ji-Eun Kim, D. H. Kim and S. K. Oh, “Physics study guide for gifted children,” Science Education Center for Gifted Students, Ajou University, 2001 (for center use only)