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Research Departments

Division of Nanotechnology

Think Big, Make Nano.

Division of Nanotechnology focuses on the research and development of high performance and new functional materials based on nanotechnology and structure control technology, synthesis and application technology of inorganic and organic composite materials. We will play a leading role in providing eco-friendly material technologies for the upcoming 4th Industrial Revolution to cope with the problems of resource depletion and climate change.

Research Goals
  • To develop high performance thermoelectric material, device and system
  • To develop intelligent semiconductor
  • To develop synthesis and applications technology for optically active nanomaterials
  • To develop functional material by nanostructure control
  • To develop functional materials by crystal alignment and nanostructure control
Major Research Fields & Contents

High Performance Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Technology

  • Development of Bi-Te based and zintl phase thermoelectric materials
  • Fabrication of high efficiency thermoelectric devices
  • Thermoelectric energy conversion system for industrial waste heat recovery and power generation

Crystal alignment and nanostructure control for energy conversion technologies

  • Crystal alignment technology based on materials’ magnetic properties
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and nanostructure control
  • Studies on the physical and transport properties of crystal-aligned materials and nanostructures

Development of Next-generation Extreme Low-power Semiconductor Materials/Device for AI Technology

  • Atto-Joule class next generation artificial intelligent materials/devices
  • Research on next generation extremely low power consumption memristor via Spin-Ion Hybridization
  • Investigation on the high reliability, high performance, and low power semiconductor material and devices
  • Investigation on the fatigue issue in the semiconductor device driving
  • Analysis for the heat generation & its fatigue in the semiconductor driving issue

Self-luminescent Nanomaterials

  • Development of mechano- and electro-luminescent nanomaterials
  • Development of polymer-nanoparticle hybrid optical materials

Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals (Quantum Dots)

  • Synthesis and optoelectronic applications of highly-luminescent short-wave infrared quantum dots
  • Development of bright nano-tags for bio/medical imaging applications

3D Dirac Semimetal Physics

  • Detecting Dirac/Weyl Fermion
  • Quantum hall effect in 3D Dirac semimetals
  • Quantum devices with Dirac semimetals

Functional Material Development By Nanostructure Control

  • Thermal dissipation substrates for high-power electronics
  • Thermal interface materials for flexible devices
  • Development of nanostructure-controlled magnetic material
Donghwan Kim