Dr. Sanghoon Kim is a Research Chemist of Plant Polymer Research Unit at National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research of United States Department of Agriculture, USA. Previously he served as a researcher in the Polymers Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992. He was awarded with Presidential prize at the Nationwide Science Contest in Korea (1984). Dr. Sanghoon Kim's research interest focuses on the Utilization of agricultural commodities for non-food applications, Development of degradable materials from bio polymers, Utilization/modification of carbohydrates and proteins for industrial use, Development of bio-based nano particles as commercial products, and Development of bio-based nano capsules that carry chemicals (e.g., pesticides) and drugs for controlled-release.