Nick D. Kim
is an analytical environmental chemist who currently works for Waikato
Regional Council. He is an honorary lecturer
at the University of Waikato
in New Zealand
. As a cartoonist
he is known under his pseudonym Nick
Kim completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in 1987 and PhD in 1990 at the University of Canterbury
in New Zealand, followed by postdoctoral research at the Australian National University
. Kim ultimately settled at Waikato University as an honorary lecturer in chemistry. His current research focuses on the application of analytical chemistry
approaches in environmental
, human health, and forensic
areas. Kim is also a contributing editor of the Annals of Improbable Research
- Environmental chemistry
- Forensic chemistry
Kim's cartoons have appeared on the web since 1994, and in print form in mainly science-related publications, including:
In addition, a cartoon calendar has been produced by the School of Science and Technology at Waikato University every year since 1995. His cartoons are freely available on his website http://www.nearingzero.net for any non-profit or educational as well as for some commercial uses.
- P. Caldwell, W. Henderson and N.D. Kim, 2001. Luminescent visualization of latent fingerprints by direct reaction with a lanthanide shift reagent. Journal of Forensic Sciences, Nov 2001, pp 60-69.
- D. J. Speed, S. J. Dickson, E. R. Cairns, and N. D. Kim, 2001 Analysis of Six Anticonvulsant Drugs Using Solid-Phase Extraction, Deuterated Standards, and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 25, pp 198.
- . P Caldwell, W. Henderson and N.D. Kim, 2000. ABTS: A Safe Alternative to DAB for the Enhancement of Blood Fingerprints. Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp 773-782.
- P. J. McInstry, H.E. Indyk, and N. D. Kim, 1999. The determination of major and minor elements in milk and infant formula by slurry nebulisation and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES). Journal of Food Chemistry, Vol. 65, pp 245-252.
- K. A Murphy, A.M. Cartner, W. Henderson and N.D. Kim, 1999. Appraisal of the porphyrin compound, (TPP)Sn(OH)2, as a latent fingerprint reagent. Journal of Forensic Identification, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp 269-282.
- J.P. Caldwell and N.D. Kim, 1997. The Response of the Intoxilyzer 5000 to five potential interfering substances. Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 6, p 1080-1087.