Bernard Kim

Bernard_brickBernard Kim
Graduate Researcher
Advisor: Prof. Paul K. Wright

450 Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720






Bernard is currently a third-year M.S./Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering under Prof. Paul Wright. He joined Prof. Paul Wright’s research group in January 2012 as an undergraduate research assistant and continued with the group for his graduate studies. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in May 2014. He received his Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December 2015. In the past, he has worked at Bloom Energy and Apple.

Bernard’s research focuses on the development of a secondary Zn-MnO2 battery with an ionic liquid gel polymer electrolyte. This novel electrolyte and separator enables this traditional battery chemistry to be recharged. His undergraduate research focused on the development of a printable nickel current collector as a supporting printable layer for ongoing printed electronics work as well as restarting work on printed supercapacitors.

In his free time, Bernard plays the saxophone with the UC Jazz Ensembles and enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing video games.

Research Interests

batteries, energy storage, printed electronics

AME Projects


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