Polymer NanoMaterials Lab​​ (Professor Young-Wook Chang)

Website : http://polymer.hanyang.ac.kr

Polymer NanoMaterials Lab at Hanyang University ERICA campus pursues the development of polymer-inorganic nanocomposites with high performance and novel functionalites by proper combination of polymers with inorganic nanoparticles of different nature and size. Studies on synthesis, structure-property relations and processing of these polymer nanocomposites are being undertaken for their potential applications in wearable devices, biomedical and environmental technologies.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Elastomers - Thermoplastic elastomers
- Elastomer blends
- Elastomer/CNT, graphene nanocomposites
- Elastomer based energy harvesting
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Biodegradable Polymers - PLA, PGA /bioceramic, POSS nanocomposites for orthopedic applications
- Biodegradable polymer blends
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Smart Polymers - Shape memory polymers
- Self healing polymers
- Light responsive polymers
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Polymers for Coatings and Membranes - Proton conducting membranes for fuel cell
- Membranes for oil/water separation
- Superhydrophobic coatings- Self stratified coatings
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Functional Nanostructured Materials Research Lab. (Professor Yong Ho Choa)

Website : http://fnmr.hanyang.ac.kr/

FNMR(Functional Nanostructured Materials Research Lab.) is researching the printed electronics and investigating the multi-functional harmonized ceramic/metal/polymer and composite mateirlas via NT. We aim to develop the low cost electronic device and high performance flexible electronic device via printed electronics, and to apply in variety technology fields of BT, IT and ET, such as biomedical materials (Drug Delivery System, Protein Separation &Purification, Localized Hyperthermia Treatment, etc.), catalysts, magnetic materials, SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell), carbon nanotube and sensors.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Inkjet printing -Synthesis of Nano-particle based ink
-Promotion of inter
-adhesion through functionalization and surface treatment of ink and substrate-Printing process optimization for micro-pattern formation
-Development of low temperature sintering process to be free of substrate selection
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Eco-friendly Ion-adsorption materials -Fabrication of layered double hydroxides(LDHs) for adsorption of harmful anions in wastewater including plating, steel industries
-Development of composite materials and coating adsorbents to maintain the durability of building structures
-Performance improvement of selective Ion adsorption and desorption by controlling structure and composition
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Magnetic materials - Nano- to micro-scaled magnetic materials synthesis- Next-generation permanent magnet fabrication
- Composite material for electro-magnetic interference (EMI) shielding / absorber
- New compositional magnets development based on Spintronics- Covering a broad range of magnetic materials: Rare-earth magnet (Sm-based) & Rare-earth-lean magnet (Hexaferrites, Fe-rich compounds, etc.)
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Sensor materials -Fabrication of gas sensors that detect electrical resistance change when gases are adsorbed
-Fabrication of gas sensors that detect temperature change when gases are adsorbed
-Design for gas sensors operating with low power consumption at room temperature : Detects toxic gases such as SOx, NOx, H2S and NH3 in ppb units as well as explosive gases such as H2 and CH4
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Organic-inorganic composite materials - Synthesis of organic-inorganic functional composite materials
-Multi-functional composite coating for metal protection
-Coating system design for stable coating layer in various environmental condition (ex: seawater, acid, organic solvent, etc,.)
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Thermal- and Thermoelectric materials - Development of mass production technology for high performance thermoelectric and heat dissipating materials (Graphene, AlN, BN, etc).
- Development of composite manufacturing technology to improve processability and mechanical properties
- Research of 3-D structure system through percolation theory
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Biomedical Polymer Research Laboratory (Professor Yong Woo Cho)

Website : http://cholab.hanyang.ac.kr/

Biomedical Polymer Research Laboratory (BPRL) aims to develop biocompatible and functional polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. The major focus of the laboratory is the development of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies for human tissue and organ regeneration. The novel human or animal derived extracellular matrix (ECM) or its derivatives (collagen, elastin, laminin and gelatin) are continually being developed as biomaterials for constructive remodeling of tissue. In addition, our researches involve the fabrication of electrochemical biosensors based on peptide architecturing, cell or biomolecule patterning using piezoelectric inkjet printing, electrospun nanofibers, and the approaches to study interdisciplinary science. Our major research interests include

- Novel biomaterials and functional scaffolds for tissue engineering
- Cell-ECM interactions and stem cell fate
- Molecular imaging for tracing stem cells
- Stem cell niche
- Stem cell/cancer cell derived exosome
- Thermosensitive injectable hydrogel and self-assembly nano-/micro-structure

Research Laboratory
Fields Research Topics Recent research results
ECM Scaffold Fabrication of functional ECM scaffold for remodeling of skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, skin, cartilage, intestineSuppression of immune response of mammals to xenogeneic scaffolds 조용우_1
Stem cells ECM based stem cell regulation for cultivation and differentiationStem cell tracing by molecular imaging technologyExtraction of stem cell exosomes and its application for tissue regenerationStem cell exosomes for cancer therapy 조용우_2
Thermal responsive materials Development of thermo responsive injectable hydrogel for pancreas islet cells, stem cells, and protein deliveryDevelopment of thermo- responsive particle for protein delivery
Bio- sensors Bio- chips Fabrication of glucose sensor using piezo- electric inkjet printingFabrication of electrochemical sensor for detection of acute

NanoBio Chemistry Laboratory (Prof. Kim, Jong-Ho)

Website : http://nanobiochem.hanyang.ac.kr

Our group focuses on nanobio technology for diagnosis, bio-imaging and therapy. We are studying the development of nanomaterial-based optical sensors and the design of novel optical nanomaterials for biological and medical applications. Furthermore, we are interested in studies of fundamental physical and chemical properties of various optical nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide, carbon dots, quantum dot, silver/gold nanoparticles etc. In addition, we focus on the development of heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable energy and organic synthesis. We are designing a new form of polymer-supported catalysts and nanoparticle catalysts for photocatalytic and organic reactions such as oxidation, reduction, Suzuki and Heck reactions etc. We are also interested in the synthesis of new nanomaterials and their chemistry for engineering their physical and chemical properties.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
NanoBio Technology - Carbon nanotubes and graphene for biosensors, bio-imaging and therapy
- Multi-functional nanomaterials for biomedical & energy applications
- Synthesis of novel optical nano-materials
Heterogeneous Catalysts - Polymer- or nanomaterial-supported catalysts for sustainable energy and organic synthesis
- Nanoparticle catalysts for energy applications
- Studies of new catalyst design and reaction mechanism
Nanomaterial Chemistry - Synthesis and functionalization of Carbon nanotubes and graphenes.
- Synthesis of nanoparticle probes for biological & medical applications.
- Studies of new chemistry for engineering physical & chemical properties of nanomaterials.
Solid-Phase Organic Synthesis - Solid-phase peptide synthesis.
- Synthesis and functionalization of biocompatible polymers for nanobio applications.
- Surface modification of nanomaterials.

Magnetism and material Characterization Laboratory ( Prof. Jongryoul Kim )

Website : http://mcl.hanyang.ac.kr/

Magnetism and material characterization laboratory conducts fundamental and applied researches on microstructure and properties in magnetic and steel materials. The researches of the magnetic materials are simply divided into two topics. One is the development of permanent magnet and soft magnetic materials which has excellent magnetic properties through the synthesis and analysis of magnetic powder. The other is the development of electromagnetic wave absorbent materials with the magnetic simulation in terms of intrinsic properties of material, shapes and arrangements, etc. The analysis of magnetic properties using VSM(Vibrating Sample Magnetometer) is based on the magnetic researches. Also, we control the microstructure using the electron microscopy because the magnetic properties are strongly dependent on material microstructure. The primary aim of research in steel materials is the understanding the mechanical properties using the electron microscope and looking for ways to improve the mechanical properties. Especially we analyze defects and the orientation relationship between the precipitate and matrix using TEM(Transmission Electron Microscopy) in steel materials. Furthermore, we investigate the inter-relationship between the grain orientation and material properties by EBSD(Electron backscatter diffraction) analysis.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Development of permanent magnets and soft magnetic materials for core - Development of permanent magnet using exchange coupling effect
- Development of amorphous core materials with saturation induction of 1.8T for power converters
Development of soft magnetic materials for high frequency electromagnetic system - Development of the light, broadband electromagnetic absorbing composites of 10GHz
-grade- Development of 3GHz antenna substrate materials
Analysis of microstructure for steel materials - Development of 1GPa grade high strength steel sheet hardened by nano-precipitation for automobile
- Development of ferritic alloy seamless tube for high efficiency power generation boilers
- Analysis of carbonitrides precipitation behavior in austenitic high Mn steels

Multi-Functional Materials &Devices (Professor Caroline Sunyong Lee)

Website : http://mfmd.hanyang.ac.kr/

Multi-Functional Materials &Devices Laboratory develops multi-functional smart materials which can be used in various application area by combining various properties, such as optical, electrical and magnetic properties. There are four different kinds of research area in this lab. First of all, Nano Particle Deposition System (NPDS) has been developed and studied. NPDS can deposit nano- and sub-micro particles by accelerating them at room temperature and in low pressure condition for low cost and high efficiency process. Second, our lab has been developing nano-scale coating process, for oxidation prevention application of metal nano particles, which can lead to low cost particle process and improving reliability. Third, fabrication of highly efficient photo-catalytic nano structures is used for water purification and disinfection. Finally, our lab is focused on 3D-Printing technology which can dramatically reduce its fabrication time of designed product and fabrication prototype to be applied in various materials. Overall, MFMD is making progressive development in these area stated above as well as making substantial amount of publications.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Fabrication of highly efficient device via Nano Particle Deposition System - Fabrication of highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)
- Fabrication of Electrochromic devices in large area with low cost
- Identify mechanism for particle deposition
Nano scale coating process for oxidation prevention - Study of oxidation prevention for Cu nano particle via Graphene coating for the application of long term stability
- Fabrication of metal nano ink using Cu nano particles
Fabrication of photo catalyst via nano structure synthesis - Enhancement of photocatalytic activity
- Synthesis of various nano materials and structures for photo catalyst
- Study of photo catalytic reaction mechanism
Design and fabricate product using 3D printing technology - Fabrication product using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Design and produce conductive filaments for developing 3-D printing materials
- Fabricate Actuator via 3D printing technology

Semiconductor Nano-Processing Laboratory (Professor Jung-Ho Lee)

Website : http://snpl.hanyang.ac.kr/

Our research has mainly focused on fabrication of high efficiency, low cost energy harvesting devices. Main research fields are classified into three categories such as Nanostructured silicon photovoltaic (PV) cell, ultrathin crystalline silicon PV cell, and Photovoltaic-Thermoelectric (PV-TE) hybrid device. Especially, a high efficiency PV device (for converting solar light into electrical energy) and a TE device (for converting solar heat into electrical energy) have been researched based upon various nanostructures such as nanowires and nanoparticles. Ideally unifying these individual devices enables to develop high-efficiency (>23 %) energy conversion devices. First, nanostructured Si PV cell is one candidate to overcome the limit of conventional planar solar cells due to high light absorption and short diffusion length. Second, new-concepts such as plasmonic or quantum confinement effects have been studied to further enhancing light absorption of PV cells. For low power generation devices, flexible PV cell have been studied by embedding Si wire arrays in PDMS. We also perform metallization using wrap-around contact on three dimensional nanostructured PV cell to efficiently collect photocarriers. To further reduce module cost of PV cell, we develop the ultrathin crystalline Si PV cell using various kerf-less wafering methods. Prof. Jung-Ho Lee’s research group is now doing research on high efficiency low-cost PV devices that require creative ideas through active discussion.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Nanostructured silicon PV cells - Study on light trapping using nanostructures based on nanowire or nanohole.
- Flexible PV cells using polymer embedded nanowire arrays.
- Development of transparent conductive electrode using metal nanobridges and Al doped ZnO (AZO).
- Metallization: Novel wrap-around contact for enhancing fill factor.
- Surface passivation of nanostructured Si by Al2O3
- Plasmonic PV cell using metallic nanoantennas.
- Quantum dot PV cell (ZnSe, CZTS etc.)
PV-TE hybrid solar cell - Kerf free wafering: For low consumption of silicon using thin crystalline Si fil
m- Epitaxial growth of Si and Ge film
- Stress-induced lift-off technique; H2 ion implantation, Ni/Ni:P electroplating method
- Investigation on defects and surface passivation of silicon thin film
- Fabrication of high efficiency ultrathin crystalline Si solar cells
Ultrathin crystalline silicon PV cells - Efficient energy conversion by unifying photovoltaic device (PV) and thermoelectric device (TE).
- Design of unified devices generating power above simple sum of individual devices.
- Synthesis of nanostructure including Mg2Si, SiGe and BiTe with low thermal conductivity

Laboratory for High TEmperature Physicochemical Processing og Materials (Prof. JOO HYUN PARK)

Website : http://hitep2.hanyang.ac.kr/

The members of laboratory for HITEP2 (High Temperature Physicochemical Processing of Materials) are carrying out the study for optimizing the manufacturing process of iron and non-ferrous metals as well as understanding the mechanism in a microscopic viewpoint. We perform the experiments based on the high temperature physicochemical processing in conjunction with thermodynamic computer simulation program. In particular, we focus on not only the finding out the method for improving manufacturing process for refining ferrous/non-ferrous metals, high purity/cleanliness metals and functional/valuable metals. Furthermore, we are carrying out understanding interrelation between thermodynamic properties of materials.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Research of steel production process 1) Study of thermodynamics for manufacturing skill of High quality stainless steel
2) Control of spinel inclusion in the molten steel
3) Influence of Aluminum on the Formation Behavior of Zn-Al-Fe Intermetallic Particles in Zinc Bath
4) Study of slag property and slag viscosity for secondary steel making
5) Optimizing of tundish flux for high clean steel melt
6) Study of thermodynamics and kinetics to reduce FeO in EAF slag
7) Define of high speed reduction mechanism for steelmaking by-product containing Fe
Research of non-ferrous metal production process 1) Investigation of physico-chemical property of MnO bearing slag
2) Study of slag-metal distribution behavior of In, Ni, Ag, and Au for recycling of urban mining
3) Study of thermodynamics and kinetics to reduce FeO in non-ferrous metal smelting slag
4) Study for thermodynamics of matt making behavior of alloy reduced from deep sea Mn nodule
Fundamental study of physicochemical in order to search for phenomenon of metal manufacturing process 1) Study of slag / metal / refractory interface reaction
2) Study of molten slag viscosity and structure
3) Study of thermodynamic properties for molten metal/slag

Nanodevice Engineering Laboratory (Prof. Tae Joo Park)

Website : http://nel.hanyang.ac.kr

Nanodevice Engineering Laboratory focuses on research for next-generation electronic devices, sdvanced photovoltaic solarcells, secondary batteries, photoelectrochemical cells, and advanced coating process for particles

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Next-generation electronic devices - Advanced CMOS technology
- Post-CMOS : 2DEG, 2D materials
Advanced photovoltaic solarcells - High efficiency MIS and nano-structured Si solar cells
- DSSCs and QDSSCs
Energy device and system - Secondary batteries : cathode/anode/solid electrolyte coating
- Photoelectrochemical cells
Advanced coating process for particles - Advanced phosphor technology- Cosmetic applications
- Photoelectrochemical cells

Electrochemical Nano-Materials and System Lab. (Prof. Bongyoung Yoo)

Website : http://nmsl.hanyang.ac.kr/

n this laboratory, we research on the formation of nanomaterials by electrochmical synthesis and the applied systems. Electrochemical synthesis has following advantages compared with other methods. As a wet method, its system is simple and cost-effective because theres is no need for high temeperature and vacuum equipments, and the loss of elements can be minimizied. In addition, it is optimized method to synthsize the advanced nanomaterials due to the precise control of compositions, microstructures, the film thickness via various process variables. There are, briefly, three research fields in our labatory which are the energy field (photoelectrochemical cell, Spalling of a Single Crystalline Silicon layer for thin film Si solar cell, thermoelectric materials), the field of Cu electrodeposition (through Si via filling, nanotwin Cu), and the field of alloy synthesis (chalcogenide materials, Ni-W alloys) andThe details are following below.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Development of photoelectrochemical cell for water splitting - Fabrication of three dimensional cuprous oxide photo-absorber
- Development of silcon based photoelectrochemical cell with high performance
Spalling of a Single Crystalline Silicon layer by Electroless/Electrodeposit-Assisted Stripping (EAS) process - Spalling of thin Si layer by Electrodeposit Assisted Stripping (EAS
- Control a critical stress value of a Ni stress-inducing layer
- Formation of electroless Ni seed layer with nano-rod for high adhesion on Si
- Laser scribing for control the initial spalling point
Study in the enhancement of figure of merit
for low temperature thermoelectric materials
- Enhancement of thermoelectric figure of merit by controlling Fermi level and microstructure 유봉영_3
Research of through-Si-via (TSV)
filling process for 3D chip interconnection
- Additives for the TSV filling process
- High speed TSV filling technology
- Microstructure control of TSV filling material
Development of high tensile strength
nanotwin Cu film for PCB board
- Control of mechanical properties by changing deposition conditions
- Increase in the twin density, and microstructure modification through additives
- Process optimization for mass production
Synthesis and application of chalcogenide
materials prepared by solution process
- Deposition of chalcogenide by electrodeposition
- Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) sutructure construction through electrodeposition on patterned electrode
- Development of gas sensing device based on MOS structure
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Applied Functional Organic Materials Lab. (Prof. Kuk Young Cho)

Website : http://fomlab.hanyang.ac.kr/

We are interested in understanding of soft materials and their applications in various fields. Especially, topics of our research are on the lithium secondary batteries, functional microparticles, and polymeric membrane &films. Because of their high specific capacity and high power density, mobile electronic devices use lithium secondary batteries as an energy source for operation. Currently, they are expanding their applications to mid- and large-sized systems such as energy sources for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. There are continuous needs for improving lithium secondary batteries (ex. higher energy density, safety, fabrication cost reduction and so on). Thus it is of great importance to provide advanced materials and components in lithium secondary batteries. We are currently working on coated separator from aqueous coating solutions, functional electrolytes for high voltage use. Also we are interested in providing flexible lithium ion batteries and safer lithium metal anodes for upcoming applications. Fabrication and application of microparticles, polymeric membranes and films are also important topics in our group.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Lithium SecondaryBatteries - Lithium Secondary Batteries
- Functional electrolyte for high voltage lithium ion battery
- Prevention of dendrite formation and protection of lithium metal anode
- Film type LiB for IoT sensors
FunctionalMicroparticles - Fabrication of microparticles possessing specific surface morphology
- Formation mechanism of surface morphology
- Uniform sized particles and opal structure
- Inverse opal with embossed surface patterns
PolymericMembrane& Films - Polymeric membrane reservoir system for lithium recovery from seawater
- Photo-alignment layer
- Membrane from polymeric blends
- Improving light utilization efficiency via polymeric mirror
Miscellaneous - Transferrable crack-free silica colloid assembly
- Hybrid conductive skeletal structure

Biological &Chemical Process Engineering Lab. (BioChemLab) (Professor Kim Tae Hyun)

Website : http://www.bioenglab.com

The role of the Laboratory in multidisciplinary research has been focused on the development of green technologies for the production of biofuels, bioproducts, and other value added chemicals/foods/food additives from the various renewable feedstock, such as lignocellulosic biomass, algal biomass, and other organic wastes. Various biochemical products and biofuels can be produced from inexpensive and abundant renewable sources (ex; biomass) as an alternative to the fossil sources suc as oil and coal. Biomass can be utilized for the productions of fuels, power, and chemicals, which can be various substitutes for petroleum-based products and fuels; i.e. according to the NREL (2010), it is the biorefineryconcept, which is analogous to today's petroleum refineries, which produce multiple fuels and products from petroleum. Industrial biorefineries have been identified as the most promising route to the creation of a new domestic biobased industry.
We are interested in not only development of various chemical and biological conversion of biomass including pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes, but also production of platform chemicals, building blocks (C1~C6), and various biobased products for industrial chemical, textile, food, environmental, interior, phamaceutical, cosmetic industries.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Biomass processing - Chemical pretreatment process
- Integration process (pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, microbial fermentation)
Production ofPlatform chemical - Fractionation of biomass into cellulose, hemicellulos, lignin, lipid, protein using chemical and biological methods
Production ofbio-based products - Production of building block chemicals (ex; ethanol, lactic acid, levulinic acid, furfural, 5-HMF etc.)
- Various biobased products for industrial chemical, textile, food, environmental, interior, phamaceutical, cosmetic industries etc.
Process simulation and economic analysis - Process simulation & optimization
- Economic analysis

무기재료연구실 (유효종 교수)

Website : https://hjhaha73.wixsite.com/hyoogroup

Our research is focused on the synthesis and massive application of noble inorganic nanocomposites. The research works involve the design and preparation of highly applicable nanohybrid functional materials and metallosupramolecular/coordination polymer materials, and improvement of characterization and analysis techniques. Our overarching goals are: (1) via high-throughput screening and systematic control of the nanostructure engineering to develop next-generation of highly active and durable nanocomposites with task-specific properties employed for “energy-catalyst technology”; (2) to establish fundamental understandings and clear relationships between atomic level surface properties of nanohybrids and their corresponding catalytic performances; (3) to advance the gained scientific understandings into knowledge-based material design to enable the enhancement of efficiency, robustness, and selectivity in the achieved nanomaterials.

- Multicompositional nanostructures such as multimetallic hybrid nanoparticles, multinary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals, porous inorganic oxide nanoparticles, and multicomponents metal-inorganic oxide core-shell nanohybrids feature high utility value in energy-catalyst technology, especially in photo/electrochemical process. Rational integration of these components can enable the creation of environmentally-sustainable hybrid nanomaterials with controllable composition, crystal orientation and beneficial defects. Such hybrid nanomaterials will be utilized for the fabrication of photo/electrochemical water hydrolysis devices with expectedly enhanced efficiency and durability. Particularly, alloying transition metals with noble metals is not only cost-effective but also provide a possibility of deliberate manipulation of the electronic properties of the nanoalloys and hence the electrocatalytic performance of the catalysts.

- Multifunctional hybrid nanocarriers with customized configurations can not only inherit characteristic properties of each individuals but also exhibit unique synergistic properties. Size-selective chemical catalysts and altered electronic structures of interfacial junctions within such nanocarriers are highly valuable as new multifunctional nanomaterials that differentiate them from existing materials.

- We are trying to develop and utilize metallosupramolecule-based, higher ordered, multilevel coordination-driven assemblies with hierarchy. Projected works in the research objectives involve the establishment of the concept of the formation process of multilevel assemblies, and prepare a library of metallosupramolecular structures by synthesizing a variety of supramolecular modules through the change of ligand structures and metal ions. New functional inorganic supramolecules are synthesized, and novel multilevel assemblies as discrete molecules or polymeric frameworks are studied in the formation mechanism and structural analyses. The assembly process of tertiary and higher orders is effectively controlled, and the applicability of multiple-assemblies is maximized. We are trying to establish the cornerstone as a new field of research in metallosupramolecular chemistry based on all research results.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Fabrication of Multifunctional Inorganic Hybrid Nanostructures - Anisotropic multimetallic nanomaterials with controllable composition, crystal orientation, and defect
- Atomically-dispersed metal catalysts on 2D nanostructures for improved catalytic performance
- Multinary metal chalcogenides via cation exchange
- Development of metal-organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles and MOF-derived multinary inorganic nanocomposites, e.g. (hydro)oxides and chalcogenides
- Development of highly porous multifunctional nanocarriers with customized properties
Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts for Photo/Electrochemical Water Splitting - Establishing fundamental understanding on active interfaces in hybrid nanostructures, such as metal/metal, oxide/metal, and oxide/oxide junctions
- Knowledge-based design and controlled synthesis of highly efficient and robust OER and HER photo/electro-catalysts for next-generation energy storage and conversion systems.
- Nanocatalysts deposited on 3D conductive supports for improved electrochemical performances
- Photon-induced water splitting based on metal/semiconductor junctions
Multilevel Coordination-Driven Assembly and Metallosupramolecules with Structural Hierarchy - Design of hierarchical metallosupramolecules (Superb-Molecules)
- Construction of higher-order molecular platforms through Multilevel Assembly Approach
- Establishment of a molecular cage library with target-orientated functionality-
Systematic proliferation and implementation of supramolecular building units for the construction of higher-order molecular platforms
- Study on biomimetics, gas separation, and catalytic applications of multiple hierarchical structures

Structural Materials Microstructure Design Lab (Prof. Jin Kyung Kim)

Website : https://www.smmdl.hanyang.ac.kr/

Structural Materials Microstructure Design Lab reveals the underlying mechanisms of microstructural evolution of advanced alloys such as advanced high strength steel, Mg alloy and high entropy alloy with a main emphasis on their deformation behavior. The fundamental multiscale understanding of advanced alloys enables knowledge-based design of advanced alloys with exceptional mechanical properties.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Advanced High Strength Steel -Development of strong and ductile high/medium Mn steels
-Fundamental understanding of deformation/phase transformation mechanisms of advanced high strength steels
High Entropy Alloy -Development of strong and ductile high entropy alloys for cryogenic applications
-Fundamental understanding of deformation/phase transformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys
Magnesium Alloy -Development of strong and ductile Mg alloys
-Deformation twinning mechanisms of Mg alloys

Nano Materials &Devices Lab. (Prof. Ji-Hoon Ahn)

Website : https://sites.google.com/site/nmdl1512/

Nano Materials &Devices Lab. Focuses on research for nano-scale electronic component for next-generation electronic devices. We are designing and synthesizing new nano-materials and applying them to various semiconductor-based devices.

Fields Research Topics Recent research results
Next-generation memory devices - Electrode/Dielectric materials for memory devices
- Ferroelectric materials and devices
Synthesis of low-dimensional materials - Development of synthesis method for new 2D materials
- Development of large area synthesis method for mass production
Application to semiconductor-based devices - Electronic, opto-electronic devices
- Application to energy harvesting/ sensor devices