Faculty and Staff

Kim, Youngmi

Youngmi Kim

Youngmi Kim

Assistant Professor

Start Year: 2015

Agricultural Engineering Technology
Office: 162 Agriculture Engineering Annex
Phone: 715-425-4331



Ph.D. Purdue University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2005;
M.E. Inha University, Biological Engineering 2001;
B.E. Inha University, Biological Engineering 1999.

Research Interests:

  • Food process engineering
  • Renewable energy (lignocellulosic biofuels and chemicals)
  • Bioprocess engineering


Kim, Y.; Kreke, T.; Ko, J.K., Ladisch, M.R. 2015. Hydrolysis-Determining Substrate Characteristics in Liquid Hot Water Pretreated Hardwood, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112: 677-687

Ko, J.K.; Ximenes, E., Kim, Y.; Ladisch, M.R. 2015. Adsorption of Enzyme onto Lignins of Liquid Hot Water Pretreated Hardwoods, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112: 447-456

Ko, J.K.; Kim, Y.; Ximenes, E., Ladisch, M.R. 2015. Effect of Liquid Hot Water Preatreatment Severity on Properties of Hardwood Lignin and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112: 252-262

Kim, Y.; Kreke, T.; Mosier, N.S.,; Ladisch, M.R. 2013. Severity Factor Coefficients for Subcritical Liquid Hot Water Pretreatment of Hardwood Chips, Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 111: 254-263.

Kim, Y.; Kreke, T.; Ladisch, M.R. 2013. Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics of Xylo-oligosaccharide Hydrolysis by Dicarboxylic Acids, AIChE Journal. 59:188-199.

Kim, Y.; Kreke, T.; Hendrickson, R.; Parenti, J.; Ladisch, M.R. 2013. Fractionation of Cellulase and Fermentation Inhibitors from Steam Pretreated Mixed Hardwood, Bioresource Technology. 135:30-38

Youngmi joined the department early in 2015. She holds a B.E. and M.E. both in Biological Engineering from Inha University in South Korea. Her Ph.D. is in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University. After earning her doctorate Youngmi continued her affiliation with Purdue for 8 more years as Bioprocess Research Engineer. Her expertise area is food and bioprocess engineering and renewable fuels.