Department of Chemistry

Eunsuk Kim

Concentration Advisor: ScB Chemistry and Material Chemistry tracks, Professor of Chemistry
GeoChem 327
Research Interests Bioinorganic chemistry, Coordination chemistry, Redox signaling, Nitric oxide signaling, Energy, Carbon dioxide conversion


Research Statement 

The research projects in the Kim lab are in the area of bioinorganic chemistry with a goal of developing fundamental inorganic chemistry to address challenging biological and environmental problems and questions. Toward this goal, our research program will use a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from synthetic inorganic chemistry, spectroscopy, biochemistry, and toxicology.


  • 2004 - Ph.D, Inorganic Chemistry: Johns Hopkins University 
  • 1996 - M.S., Chemistry: Korean University, Seoul, Korea 
  • 1994 - B.S., Chemistry: Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea 


  • Speelman, A. L.; Zhang, B.; Silakovi, A.; Skodje, K. M.; Alp, E. E.; Zhao, J.; Hu, M. Y.; Kim, E.; Krebs, C.; Lehnert, N., Unusual Synthetic Pathway for an {Fe(NO)(2)}(9) Dinitrosyl Iron Complex (DNIC) and Insight into DNIC Electronic Structure via Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy. Inorg Chem 2016, 55 (11), 5485-5501.
  • Cao, R.; Elrod, L. T.; Lehane, R. L.; Kim, E.; Karlin, K. D., A Peroxynitrite Dicopper Complex: Formation via Cu-NO and Cu-O-2 Intermediates and Reactivity via O-O Cleavage Chemistry. J Am Chem Soc 2016, 138 (49), 16148-16158.
  • Fitzpatrick, J.; Kim, E., New Synthetic Routes to Iron-Sulfur Clusters: Deciphering the Repair Chemistry of 2Fe-2S Clusters from Mononitrosyl Iron Complexes. Inorg Chem 2015, 54 (22), 10559-10567.
  • Tran, C. T.; Williard, P. G.; Kim, E., Nitric Oxide Reactivity of 2Fe-2S Clusters Leading to H2S Generation. J Am Chem Soc 2014, 136 (34), 11874-11877.
  • Skodje, K. M.; Kwon, M. Y.; Chung, S. W.; Kim, E., Coordination-triggered NO release from a dinitrosyl iron complex leads to anti-inflammatory activity. Chem Sci 2014, 5 (6), 2374-2378.
  • Fitzpatrick, J.; Kalyvas, H.; Filipovic, M. R.; Ivanovic-Burmazovic, I.; MacDonald, J. C.; Shearer, J.; Kim, E., Transformation of a Mononitrosyl Iron Complex to a 2Fe-2S Cluster by a Cysteine Analogue. J Am Chem Soc 2014, 136 (20), 7229-7232.
  • Seo, J.; Williard, P. G.; Kim, E., Deoxygenation of Mono-oxo Bis(dithiolene) Mo and W Complexes by Protonation. Inorg Chem 2013, 52 (15), 8706-8712.
  • Fitzpatrick, J.; Kalyvas, H.; Shearer, J.; Kim, E., Dioxygen mediated conversion of {Fe(NO)(2)}(9) dinitrosyl iron complexes to Roussin's red esters. Chem Commun 2013,49 (49), 5550-5552.
  • Tran, C. T.; Kim, E., Acid-Dependent Degradation of a 2Fe-2S Cluster by Nitric Oxide. Inorg Chem 2012, 51 (19), 10086-10088.
  • Skodje, K. M.; Williard, P. G.; Kim, E., Conversion of {Fe(NO)(2)}(10) dinitrosyl iron to nitrato iron(III) species by molecular oxygen. Dalton T 2012, 41 (26), 7849-7851.
  • Seo, J.; Kim, E., O-Atom Exchange between H2O and CO2 Mediated by a Bis(dithiolene)tungsten Complex. Inorg Chem 2012, 51 (15), 7951-7953.
  • Nhut, G. T.; Kalyvas, H.; Skodje, K. M.; Hayashi, T.; Moenne-Loccoz, P.; Callan, P. E.; Shearer, J.; Kirschenbaum, L. J.; Kim, E., Phenol Nitration Induced by an {Fe(NO)(2)}(10) Dinitrosyl Iron Complex. J Am Chem Soc 2011, 133 (5), 1184-1187.