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2008 Ph.D., Seoul National University
2002 B.S., Seoul National University

Professional Experience

(2012.03-present) Professor, Department of Physics, University of Seoul
(2023.03-present) Professor, Department of Intelligent Semiconductor Engineering, University of Seoul
(2020.03-present) Professor, Department of Smart Cities, University of Seoul
(2023.03-present) Associate Dean of Graduate School, University of Seoul
(2009.03-2012.02) Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA & Fritz-Haber-Institute, Berlin, Germany (joint position)
(2022-present) Administrative Editor, Nano Convergence (Springer Nature)
(2020-present) Editorial board, Journal of the Korean Physical Society (Springer Nature)
(2013-present) Editorial board, New Physics: Sae Mulli (Scopus)

Research Interests

Novel Electronic Properties of Transition Metal Chalcogenides and 2D Materials
Topological Dirac Materials and Magnetic Materials
Surface Study of Electrochemical Materials
Deep Level Defects in Wide Bandgap Dielectrics and Charge Trap Thin Films
Novel Inspection Methodology for Semiconductor Manufacture Process

Major Research Achievements

Molecular Beam Epitaxy Synthesis and Electronic Structure Analysis of Chalcogenide and Oxide films
Nano Convergence 10, 10 (2023), 'Machine-learning-assisted analysis of transition metal dichalcogenide thin-film growth'
ACS Nano 16, 11227 (2022), 'Controlling spin-orbit coupling to tailor type-II Dirac bands'
ACS Nano 14, 7880 (2020), ‘Visualizing Orbital Content of Electronic Bands in Anisotropic 2D Semiconducting ReSe2’
Nano Letters 18, 5432 (2018), 'Emergence of a Metal–Insulator Transition and High-Temperature Charge-Density Waves in VSe2 at the Monolayer Limit'
ACS Nano 10, 5383 (2016), ‘Direct Nanoscale Analysis of Temperature-Resolved Growth Behaviors of Ultrathin Perovskites on SrTiO3’
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 126401 (2013), 'Layer-by-layer evolution of a two-dimensional electron gas near an oxide interface'
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 057201 (2009), “Fundamental thickness limit of itinerant ferromagnetic SrRuO3 thin films”

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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