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Protein Design & Protein Material Laboratory

Professor Yong Ho Kim
  • This laboratory is a laboratory for Protein Design and Protein Biomaterials Laboratory, which develops new biomaterials based on the study of protein function and structure in biochemistry.
  • Based on research on the structure and function of proteins present in nature, we design proteins that do not exist in nature with new structures or properties, and develop various biocompatible materials that impart their desired functions by using their properties.
  • As an example, we develop proteins that can interact with carbon-based materials (graphene, carbon nanotubes, and fullerene) to develop conductive protein hydrogels or sensors that can detect specific antigens as electrical signals.
  • Research on skin regeneration and treatment has been carried out by attaching proteins related to antimicrobial, anti-aging, and stem cell differentiation to proteins having in vivo / externally applicable functions using gene recombination technology. Expression at a high concentration in patients with type 2 diabetes The structure and properties of 'amyloid protein' are also under study.

Quantum Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory

Professor Wan Ki Bae
  • Researches on the synthesis of nanomaterials, its optical characteristics analysis, and various photoelectric device applications such as LED and laser.

Laboratory for Nano-Physics

Professor Young Jae Song
  • In this laboratory, two dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene, topological insulator (TI) and transition metal chalcogenide (TMD), which are important as low dimensional materials in physics, but which have high application value as next generation nano devices and nano materials Or hybrid nanomaterials and can be used to probe-based electronic structures, optical properties, and other devices such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM, KPFM, SGM) and scattering- / Material properties are studied at atomic or nano-level resolution, and the theoretical verification is carried out by itself with DFT (Functional Theory Computation) and FDTD (Finite Difference Time Domain Computation).

Nano Device Process Laboratory

Professor Won Jong Yoo
  • Based on the deep understanding of the intrinsic properties of two-dimensional nanomaterials, we will develop a new concept for future devices that demonstrate quantum, optical, and physical properties that can not be obtained from 3-dimensional materials through the fabrication of new materials and integrated structures. We will focus on developing unique process technology for nano devices.
  • Especially, by analyzing and analyzing the physical, chemical and electrical properties of metal contact interfaces, which are important for the development of Van der Waals interfaces and devices that occur when two-dimensional materials are integrated.
  • In this regard, two-dimensional material integration technology, plasma surface treatment technology, and electron beam patterning based new-function atomic-scale tunneling device technology are recognized worldwide.

Nano Device and Technology Laboratory

Professor Sung Joo Lee
  • The creation of the future society through technological overcoming of all the problems faced by mankind is possible through development of new functional nano material which exceeds existing limit and securing application technology with innovative device based on it. In this laboratory, we are studying the development of applied technology as a new functional device to overcome limit by developing and integrating next generation nanomaterial that can overcome fundamental limit of existing material. Various researches are proceeding from the synthesis and analysis of nano-new materials and multidimensional fusion nano-materials to the development of next-generation post-Si information processing / storage / transfer devices and optoelectronic devices based on them and their application to highly integrated systems. It is a laboratory that fosters core technicians who can lead the future academic and industrial fields of nano devices by securing the underlying technologies and application technologies of future information and electronic society including next generation semiconductors.

Nano-Medical System Laboratory

Professor Yong Taik Lim
  • In the field of chemotherapy, anticancer immunotherapy technology which uses the patient's own immune system as a new technology which can not be treated by conventional chemotherapy or radiation therapy or which can minimize side effects, is receiving attention as a next-generation chemotherapy. However, the complex immune network in the body creates a variety of immune tolerance / suppression environments, and the current anti-cancer immunotherapy efficiency is still very low.
  • We are developing various immune biotechnology technologies that can overcome immune tolerance and improve the efficiency of low-grade chemotherapy.
  • In particular, we are developing new chemotherapy technologies by adjusting the characteristics of immune cells and cancer microenvironment based on engineering techniques such as bio / nano materials that can be applied in human body. In addition, various bio / nanomaterials that can coordinate the functions of the immune cells in the body are also used in combination with the development of vaccines and immunosuppressants, which are preventive and therapeutic medicines for infectious diseases.

Nanoscale Cohesion Physics Laboratory

Professor Euy Heon Hwang
  • We use multibody theory and numerical approach to model the system of nanomaterials and theoretically analyze the electrical and optical properties of nanomaterials.
  • Recent research interests include (1) plasmonics using nanoparticles of surface plasmons and nanomaterials, (2) multidimensional effects such as transport and optical properties of nanomaterials such as graphene, self-energy of quasiparticles, and (3) High-speed electronic processes in low-dimensional nanostructures, (4) two-dimensional magnetic bodies composed of dislocation metals and calcins, (5) conductor-to-nonconducting transitions and Anderson localization in two-dimensional materials.

Organic Semiconductor Lab (OSL)

Professor Boseok Kang
  • The Organic Semiconductor Lab focuses on developing novel organic semiconducting materials and devices for electronic and energy-harvesting applications. We synthesize organic semiconductor materials and solution-processable 2D carbon materials, devise novel thin-film deposition methods, and perform synchrotron-based experiments for structural analysis. Next-generation soft electronic and energy-harvesting devices based on the synthesized organic functional nanomaterials are also developed. Our study aims to identify fundamental physicochemical phenomena on the basis of the distinct properties of these materials and understand the relationship between molecular structure and material properties. We perform our best to broaden the scientific horizon and develop advanced industrial technologies in the fields of organic electronics and energy engineering.

Advanced & Multifunctional One-dimensional Nanomaterials Laboratory (AMONL)

Professor Seongpil An
  • Fiber forming techniques and their resulting fibers have been one of key elements in every industrial revolution. From nature fibers such as silk and cotton to artificial fibers such as nylon and rayon, these nature-derived or manmade fibers have been widely used for numerous industrial items. In particular, with an increase in importance on light, sturdy, flexible, and multifunctional energy- or electronic-related materials, the fiber-based ultra-thin products (e.g., films, filters, membranes, electrodes, etc.) and the corresponding fiber manufacturing processes have attracted a great deal of interest and indeed been considerably studied over the past few years. In the framework of this technological trend, our research goal is to study and explore various energy, electronic, and environmental engineering applications of micro- and nanofibers with focusing on and improving their thermal, mechanical, physicochemical, and rheological properties.

Electrochemistry Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Laboratory

Professor Young Jun Kim
  • The secondary battery is a device capable of storing and using electric energy through electrochemical oxidation / reduction reaction. It is leading the market expansion of portable IT devices and is expanding its applications to energy solutions such as electric vehicles and electric power storage. Power is expected to play a key role in the future ubiquitous society and the development of new redox couples and innovative materials to realize higher energy density is required.
  • Our laboratory have been studying basic mechanisms to enhance the performance and safety of existing lithium-ion batteries and research to maximize the value of products.
    Li-SO2 cells, all solid-state cells, redox flow cells, Lithium-air batteries, and so on.

Next-Generation Electronics Laboratory (NGEL)

Professor Jin-Wook Lee
  • Development of next-generation opto-electronic materials and devices is an essential task to solve the long-lasting energy problem and to realize advanced technologies in the era of ubiquitous information. Our lab focuses on design and synthesis of next-generation organic/inorganic semiconductor materials and their application in various opto-electronic devices. We design advanced semiconducting materials based on fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, electronics and material science which are then characterized and applied to various opto-electronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes and memory devices. Our study aims at development of core technologies and training of world-leading researchers in both academia and industries.

Quantum Engineering with Trapped Ions(QuETI)

Professor Junki Kim
  • Trapped ion qubits are one of the leading platforms for quantum computing and quantum information technology. They have a long coherence time exceeding hours, low state-preparation-and-measurement (SPAM) error, and high gate fidelity demonstrated. We seek an engineered path to scale up the trapped ion qubits and build a practical hardware to demonstrate quantum advantage.

Jeon’s Energy Optoelectronics & NanoBiomaterials Laboratory (JEON LAB)

Professor JEON IL
  • Our research focus in the past has mainly been the development of novel nanocarbon materials for optoelectronics applications. We are currently leading the research field of carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode-based silicon/organic/perovskite solar cells and photodetectors by continuously setting records. We are also the pioneer in lithium-ion endohedral fullerene applications as we were the first to demonstrate its extraordinary functions in energy devices. Such breakthroughs have been acknowledged by high profile journals. Recently, we have incorporated biomaterials and AI into the current research topics to create new fields of research. Our next challenge is paving a new pathway towards eco-friendly bioelectronics and space technology. Through this, we envision bringing a sustainable society closer and priming to be the leader in the age of the fourth industrial revolution to come.