Optical Materials & Coating Laboratory
[Professor] Bae, Byung-Soo
The major research of LOMC is to develop the sol-gel synthesized nano-hybrid materials (Hybrimers) as the unique optical materials to be used in many applications for optics, displays, and flexible electronics. Also, we are developing the sol-gel processed oxide TFT, flexible transparent electrodes, high-performance LED
Molecular Bioimaging and Molecular Biomimetics Laboratory
[Professor] Chang, Jae-Byum
Energy Conversion & Storage Materials Laboratory
[Professor] Cho, EunAe
The ECSM group focuses on the development of new materials for sustainable energy devices; fuel cells, electrolyzers, and next generation batteries. Taking a materials science approach, we explore the relation between synthesis, structure and properties of electrode materials. A better insight in the electrochemical reactions leads us to an increase in activity and stability of the nanoparticulate catalysts and the electrodes.
Nanostructured Materials & Advanced Characterization Laboratory
[Professor] Choi, Pyuck-Pa
Atomic-Scale Defects Research Laboratory
[Professor] Chung, Sung-Yoon
Our research focuses on condensed-matter physics and materials chemistry of metal phosphates and oxides, and materials design and synthesis for advanced lithium batteries, covering atomic-scale characterization with HREM and STEM, and nanostructure control of materials interfaces.
[Professor] Han, Seung Min Jane
Materials Imaging & Integration Lab
[Professor] Hong, Seungbum
Flexible Devices and Metamaterials Laboratory
[Professor] Jeon, Seok Woo
Our research goals are exploring noble electronic and optical materials and employing those materials in real world applications. Current materials of interest are carbon based nanoelectronic materials and optical metamaterials. The potential fields of applications are flexible electronics, molecular electronics, artificial muscle, MEMS/NEMS microfluidic devices, novel photonic devices, and many others.
Sustainable Energy Materials Laboratory
[Professor] Jung, Woo Chul
For a sustainable energy future, our research focuses on developing efficient ways for converting solar energy to chemical fuels and subsequently to electricity. we emphasize the characterization and optimization of oxide/gas interface properties for applications such as solar fuel production, fuel cells, electrolyzers and other conversion and storage devices. We pursue multidisciplinary approaches, spanning over electrochemistry, solid state elecronics and ionics, surface science. catalysis, and micro/nano-fabrication.
Functional Nanotechnology Laboratory
[Professor] Jung, Yeon Sik
FunNano is interested in enhancing device performances by using novel nanotechnologies. We are studying new self-assembly materials forming sub-10 nm nanostructures based on polymers and nanoparticles. Our novel self-assembling systems aim for much superior precision, reliability, and reproducibility that are adequate for large-scale manufacturing of nanoscale devices. Applications include sub-10 nm lithography, information storage devices and energy storage/capture devices.
Nano Materials Simulation and Fabrication Laboratory
[Professor] Kang, Jeung Ku
Nano/2D Materials Laboratory
[Professor] Kang, Kibum
Nano Ceramics Research Lab.
[Professor] Kim, Do Kyung
Our group is by prof. Do Kyung Kim, established at KAIST in 1994. Research Fields of our group are a variety of nano ceramic materials including rechargeable batteries, ultra-fine particle synthesis, transparent ceramics, piezoelectric particle, UHTC and porous ceramics.
Advanced Nanomaterials and Energy Lab.
[Professor] Kim, Il-Doo
ADVNANO is focused on novel synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials optimized for applications in ultra-sensitive chemical sensors, highly efficient energy storage devices, and functional electronics including transistors and transparent electrodes. Our researches aim at developing novel fabrication methods that relies on a modified electrospinning and polymeric templating routes to produce various nano-building blocks.
Future Semiconductor Technology Lab.
[Professor] Kim, Kyung Min
Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory
[Professor] Kim, Sang Ouk
Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory (SNML) is the research group led by prof. Sang Ouk Kim, established in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST in August 2004. Professor Kim is the group leader of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reaction within Institute of Basic Science (IBS) since 2012. Our group actively explores block copolymer nanolithography, carbon nanotubes & graphene and organic solar cells & LEDs.
Computational Materials Science Lab
[Professor] Lee, Hyuck Mo
Our goal is to create and develop materials using simulation and experiment. Recently, we have focused on synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and nanowires for printed electronics and development of lead-free solder for environment. Furthermore, we have been studied physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials using multi-scale modeling such as DFT, MD, MC and FEM.
Flexible and Nanobio Device Laboratory
[Professor] Lee, Keon Jae
Our FAND research goal is to develop 'Self-powered Flexible Electronic Systems' using high performance nano-materials and soft electronic technologies. This technology could provide opportunities for printable electronics such as flexible displays, artificial skins, biosensors, roll-up communication, and biomedical applications. We develops flexible self-powered energy source, flexible memory and large scale integration (LSI), flexible optoelectronics, and laser material interaction.
Nano-Bio Interface Laboratory
[Professor] Nam, Yoon Sung
We are interested in designing and making new functional structures through assembly of molecules and nanoscale materials. Biological diversity and natural selection processes play a critically important role in morphogenesis and optimization (or adaptation). We aim to identify key molecules and processes, re-create and engineer nanoscale structures, and utilize them to develop materials practically applicable to commercial products.
Laboratory for Energy and Sustainability
[Professor] Oh, Jihun
T h e LE&S work on the exciting field of solar energy conversion and storage by designing and developing innovative and transformational nanomaterials. We recently focused on fabrication of Si-based photocatalysts or electrocatalysts toward efficient and selective CO2 reduction and photovoltaic-electrolyzer for highly efficient and durable solar driven water splitting. We also focus on fabrication of ultra-thin kerf-less single crystal semiconductor for cost-effective and high performance solar cell application.
Nano Packaging and Interconnect Lab
[Professor] Paik, Kyung-Wook
ㆍConductive adhesives for electronic packaging technology ㆍNano-fiber ACF ㆍFlip chip assembly using solder bumps ㆍ3D through-silicon-via (TSV) interconnection technology ㆍHigh thermo/electro-conductive metal nanowire/polymer composite materials
Nano Spintronics Laboratory
[Professor] Park, Byong Guk
The interest of our Lab. is to develop novel electronic devices and systems utilizing electron's spin, so-called spintronics and to understand underlying physics of magnetic nanomaterials. The spintronics is a newly emerged research field which hold promise to have interesting opportunities for applications in various types of magnetic memories, sensors, energy conversion, and bio-related technology.
Advanced Biomaterials Lab
[Professor] Park, Chan Beum
Our research group focuses on the creation of new biomaterials by the hybridization of bio-organic and inorganic materials. In particular, we are interested in the development of functional biomaterials through the inspiration from nature. The coupling of biological inspiration with nano-scale design can lead to enhanced performance and properties of materials for evermore demanding applications to energy/environment (e.g., artificial photosynthesis, solar bioprocess, bio-organic batteries) and healthcare (e.g., amyloid self-assembly, biosensors, wearable bioelectronics).
Soft & Smart Materials & Devices Lab.
[Professor] Park, Sang-Hee
Research areas in the SSMD Laboratory include development of materials (semiconductor, dielectric layer, and metal films) and fabrication of ‘Oxide-TFT’ for the application to the high-resolution/large-area display, flexible display, hologram, transparent info-window, and development of soft sensor for the bio-materials. Also, we will expand works to the emerging high performance 2D transistor, flexible circuit, and disposable soft sensor.
Organic and Nano Electronics Laboratory
[Professor] Park, Steve
Energy Materials Laboratory
[Professor] Shin, Byungha
EML focuses on developing novel materials for energy applications with the current emphasis on non-toxic, earth-abundant, and low-cost compounds for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications. Not only do we work on improving the performance and properties of inorganic solar cells such as Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 or Sn(S,Se) and organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells, but we use them as photo-cathode materials for photocatalytic water splitting as well.
Advanced Photonic Materials and Devices Lab
[Professor] Shin, Jonghwa
Our lab focuses on novel interactions between waves and structured materials including metamaterials. Extreme optical properties such as negative or ultrahigh refractive index as well as interesting optical phenomena such as optical black hole and invisible cloak can be realized. We conduct research from theoretical design of metamaterial to nano-to-micro-scale fabrication and measurement to open a new paradigm of optics.
PLatforms Utilizing nano-Structures (PLUS) Lab
[Professor] Yeom, Jihyeon
Emerging Materials and Electron Microscopy Laboratory
[Professor] Yuk, Jong Min
We are exploring in situ study of structure, phase, nucleation, growth, defects, interface, and facets in nano-, energy-, and 2D-materials and direct imaging or 3D imaging of soft materials (organic or bio-materials) with a focus on the application of aberration-corrected scanning/transmission electron microscope (S/TEM), electron diffraction pattern (EDP), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS).