Kim, Sang Ouk
Associate Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST
335 Gwahangno(373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu,
Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-42-350-3339
Fax: +82-42-350-3310








Ph. D., KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (1996.3 ~ 2000.2)
M. S.,  KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (1994.3 ~ 1996.2)
B. S.,  KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (1990.3 ~ 1994.2)







Director, Soft Nanomaterials National Research Lab. (2008~present)
Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST (2007.3~present)
Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST (2004.8~2007.2)
Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (2004.3~2004.8)
Consultant, Samsung SDS Co. LTD. (2003.3~2004.2)
Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (2001.9~2002.12)
Research Associate, KAIST Applied Engineering Institute (2000.3~2001.8)


Fields of Interests




Directed Molecular Assembly of Soft Nanomaterials including Polymers, Liquid Crystals, and Peptide Molecules.
Nanodevice fabrication based on molecular self-assembly.
Carbon nanotube or graphene synthesis & assembly.


Honors and Awards

2010 13th Young Scientist Awards (Korean Government)
2010 Academic Excellence Award (KAIST)
2009 Technology Innovation Award (KAIST)
2009 Associate Member, The Korea Academy of Science and Technology
2009 Academic Advancement Award (Korean Chemical Society Polymer Division)
2009 Research Innovation Grand Award (NanoKorea2009, MEST)
2008 Young Scientist Award (The Polymer Society of Korea/Wiley & Blackwell)
2006 Young Scientist Lecture Award (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)
2005 Inventor Recognition Award (Semiconductor Research Corp., USA)


Representative Publications

"Spontaneous Lamellar Alignment in Thickness-Modulated Block Copolymer Films" Advanced Functional Materials, 19 (16), 2584-2591, 2009. (Front cover article)
"Highly Entangled Carbon Nanotube Scaffolds by Self-Organized Aqueous Droplets" Soft Matter - Invited to Emerging Investigator Special Issue, 5, 2343-2346, 2009. (Front cover article)
"Soft-Graphoepitaxy of Block Copolymer Assembly with Disposable Photoresist Confinement" Nano Letters 9 (6), 2300-2305, 2009.
"Highly Efficient Vertical Growth of Wall-Number-Selected, N-Doped Carbon Nanotube Arrays" Nano Letters 9 (4), 1427-1432, 2009. (Highlighted in NPG Asia Materials)
"Universal Block Copolymer Lithography for Metals, Semiconductors, Ceramics and Polymers" Advanced Materials 20(10), 1898-1904, 2008.
"Liquid Crystalline Peptide Nanowires" Advanced Materials 19, 3924-3927, 2007.(Front cover article)
"Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Blends into Nonregular Device-Oriented Structures" Science 308, 1442-1446, 2005.
"Epitaxial Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers on Lithographically Defined Nanopatterned Substrates" Nature 424, 411-414, 2003. (Highlighted in News and Views)