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Kim, Sang OukKAIST Chair Professor

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Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly Center
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu,
Daejeon, 34141, Republic of Korea

call +82-42-350-3339 fax +82-42-350-3310 message sangouk@kaist.ac.kr
Education
  • 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)
Work experiences
  • KAIST Director, Center for Ethics & Human Rights (2023.02~present)
  • Director, KAIST Institute for Nanocentury (2022.09 ~ present)
  • Vice Dean, College of Engineering (2021.03 ~2023.02)
  • Head, KAIST Research Planning Center for Global Materials Leadership (2019.10 ~ 2021.12)
  • Associate Dean for External Cooperation, College of Engineering (2019.6 ~ 2021.02)
  • Co-Director, KIST-KAIST Joint Reserach for MXene Nanoscale Assembly (2017.9 ~ 2020.08)
  • Director, Graphene Liquid Crystalline Fiber Research Center (2016.9 ~ present)
  • Director, National Creative Research Initiative Center for Multi-Dimensional Directed Nanoscale Assembly (2014.7 ~ present)
  • KAIST Designated Chair Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST (2014.3 ~ 2017.2)
  • Group Leader, Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (2012.11 ~ 2015.1)
  • Full Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST (2012.3 ~ present)
  • Director, Soft Nanomaterials National Research Lab. (2008 ~ 2012)
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST (2007.3 ~ 2012.2)
  • 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.
  • Block Copolymer Lithography.
  • Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Synthesis and Assembly.
  • Soft Robotics & loT Devices.
  • Energy Storage and Conversion.
Honors and Awards
  • 2023 Top Ten Emerging technologies in chemistry (IUPAC)
  • 2022 Impact Research Award (KAIST)
  • 2021 Associate Member of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
  • 2020 Fellow of The Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
  • 2018 Technology Innovation Grand Prize (KAIST)
  • 2018 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
  • 2017 National Basic Research Award (Minister Award)
  • 2017 100 National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MSIT)
  • 2017 KIST-KAIST Joint Research Lab
  • 2016 LG Yeonam Fellowship
  • 2016 Excellent Lecture Award (Seoul National University Nano IP Enterprise Program)
  • 2015 POSCO Academic Award (The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials)
  • 2015 Grand Prize for Academic Excellence (KAIST)
  • 2014 Research Innovation Award, NanoKorea 2014 (Korean Prime Minister Award)
  • 2014 ‘Scientist-of-the-Month’ Award (MSIP)
  • 2014 KAIST Chair Professor
  • 2014 Invited to "25th Anniversary Article of Advanced Materials" (Wiley)
  • 2013 100 Frontier Technologies for 2020 Korean Industry (National Academy Engineers of Korea)
  • 2013 National Science & Technology Council Committee Member
  • 2012 National Excellent Basic Research Achievements (MEST)
  • 2012 Young Scientist Award (The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials)
  • 2012 100 people who will brighten Korea in ten years (The DONG-A ILBO)
  • 2011 100 people who will brighten Korea in ten years (The DONG-A ILBO)
  • 2011 The Distinguished Lectureship Award (The Chemical Society of Japan)
  • 2011 Invitation to 'Emerging Investigator Special Issue' of ChemComm (RSC)
  • 2010 13th Young Scientist Awards (Korean Presidential Award)
  • 2010 National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MEST)
  • 2010 Academic Excellence Award (KAIST)
  • 2009 Invitation to 'Emerging Investigator Special Issue' of Soft Matter (Journal Front Cover)
  • 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)
  • 2008 National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (KRF)
  • 2007 National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (MEST)
  • 2007 National Excellent Research & Development Achievements (KRF)
  • 2006 Young Scientist Lecture Award (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)
  • 2005 Inventor Recognition Award (Semiconductor Research Corp., USA)
Professional Associations
and Activities
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Small, Wiley (2024 - present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board: Accounts of Materials Research, American Chemical Society (2020-present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Nano Express, IOPSCIENCE (2020 – present)
  • Editorial Advisor: BMC Materials, Springer Nature (2019 - present)
  • Chairs of the Advisory Board: BMC Chemistry, Springer Nature (2019 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: SN Applied Sciences, Springer Nature (2018 - present)
  • Associate Editor: Energy Storage Materials, Elsevier (2018 – present)
  • Editorial Board Member: FlatChem, Elsevier (2017 – present)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member: Small Methods, Wiley (2016 - present)
  • Advisory Board Member: Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry (2016 – present)
  • Editorial Board Member: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, American Chemical Society (2015 – 2021)
  • Editorial Board Member: Nano Convergence, Springer (2013 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Electronic Materials Letters, Springer (2013 - present)
  • Executive Editorial Board Member: Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Wiley (2012 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Nano Communications, American Scientific Publisher (2012 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Carbon Letters, Korean Carbon Society (2011 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Macromolecular Research, Springer (2010 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member: Polymer, The Polymer Society of Korea (2008 - 2009)
  • Editorial Board Member: Polymer Science and Technology, The Polymer Society of Korea (2007 - 2008)
  • Lifetime Member: The Korea Institute of Metals and Materials (2015 - present)
  • Board of Governors (Director): The Korea Institute of Metals and Materials (2014 - present)
  • Member: American Chemical Society (USA) (2011 - present)
  • Associate Member: The Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) (2009 - present)
  • Lifetime & Councilor Member: The Polymer Society of Korea (2010 - present)
  • Lifetime Member: Korean Chemical Society (2009 - present)
  • Member: Materials Research Society (USA) (2008 - present)
Representative Publications
Representative Publications
숫자 제목 링크 pdf
15 G. G. Yang, H. J. Choi, S. Li, J. H. Kim, K. Kwon, H. M. Jin, B. H. Kim and S. O. Kim "Intelligent block copolymer self-assembly towards IoT hardware components", Nature Reviews Electrical Engineering, 1, 124–138, 2024 (Front Cover Article) (Invited Perspective)
14 G. S. Lee, J. G. Kim, J. T. Kim, C. W. Lee, S. J. Cha, G. B. Choi, J. W. Lim, S. P. Sasikala, S. O. Kim "2D Materials Beyond Post-AI Era: Smart Fibers, Soft Robotics And Single Atom Catalysts", Advanced Materials, 2307689, 2023 (Advanced Materials Hall of Fame Front cover article)
13 I. H. Kim, S. Choi, J. E. Lee, J. Y. Jung, J. W. Yeo, J. T. Kim, S. H. Ryu, S. K. Ahn, J. H. Kang, P. Poulin and S. O. Kim, "Human-muscle-inspired single fibre actuator with reversible percolation", Nature Nanotechnology, 17, 1198–1205, 2022 (Front Cover Article)
12 J. H. Kim, S. W Jeon, J. H. In, S. H Nam, H. M. Jin, K. H. Han, G. G. Yang, H. J. Choi, K. M. Kim , J. H. Shin , S. W. Son, S. J. Kwon, B. H. Kim  and S. O. Kim, "Nanoscale physical unclonable function labels based on block copolymer self-assembly", Nature Electronics, 5, 433–442, 2022
11 S. P. Sasikala, Y. Singh, L. Bing, T. Yun, S. H. Koo, Y. Jung and S. O. Kim "Longitudinal unzipping of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides" Nature Communications 11, 5032, 2020
10 Y. Choi, S. K. Cha, H. Ha, H. K. Seo, J. Y. Lee, H. Y. Kim, S. O. Kim, W. C. Jung, "Unravelling inherent electrocatalysis of mixed-conducting oxide activated by metal nanoparticle for fuel cell electrodes" Nature Nanotechnology 14, 245–251, 2019. (Front Cover Article)
9 S. P. Sasikala, J. Lim, I. H. Kim, H. J. Jung, T. Y. Yun, T. H. Han, and S. O. Kim "Graphene oxide liquid crystals: A frontier 2D soft matter for graphene-based functional materials" Chemical Society Reviews 47, 6013-6045, 2018. (Invited Review)
8 J. Y. Kim, H. Kim, B. H. Kim, T. Chang, J. Lim, H. M. Jin, J. H. Mun, Y. J. Choi, K. Chang, J. Shin, S. Fan, and S. O. Kim "Highly tunable refractive index visible-light metasurface from block copolymer self-assembly" Nature Communications 7, 12911, 2016.
7 J. Lim, U. N. Maiti, N. Y. Kim, R. Narayan, W. J. Lee, D. S. Choi, Y. Oh, J. M. Lee, G. Y. Lee, S. H. Kang, H. Kim, Y. H. Kim and S. O. Kim "Dopant-specific unzipping of carbon nanotubes for intact crystalline graphene nanostructures" Nature Communications 7, 10364, 2016.
6 J. Y. Kim, S. O. Kim "Liquid crystals: Electric fields line up graphene oxide" Nature Materials 13, 325–326, 2014. (Invited article to News and Views)
5 U. N. Maiti, W. J. Lee, J. M. Lee, Y. T. Oh, J. Y. Kim, J. E. Kim, J. W. Shim, T. H. Han, S. O. Kim "Chemically Modified/Doped Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene for Optimized Nanostructures & Nanodevices" Advanced Materials 26(1), 40-67, 2014. (Inside front cover) - Invited Special Review Article for Journal 25th anniversary
4 S. -J. Jeong, J. Y. Kim, B. H. Kim, H. S. Moon, S. O. Kim "Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for Next Generation Nanolithography" Materials Today - invited review article 16(12), 468-476, 2013.
3 S. H. Lee, D. H. Lee, W. J. Lee & S. O. Kim, "Tailored Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene" Advanced Functional Materials 21(8), 1338-1354, 2011. - Invited Feature Article (Inside cover article)
2 M. P. Stoykovich, M. Muller, S. O. Kim, H. H. Solak, E. W. Edwards, J. J. de Pablo & P F. Nealey, “Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Blends into Nonregular Device-Oriented Structures”, Science 308 (5727), 1442-1446, 2005.
1 S. O. Kim, H. H. Solak, M. P. Stoykovich, N. J. Ferrier, J. J. de Pablo & P. F. Nealey, “Epitaxial Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers on Lithographically Defined Nanopatterned Substrates,” Nature 424, 411-414, 2003. (Highlighted in News and Views)

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