Welcome to the Kim Research Group @ POSTECH
Our research focuses on fundamental and applied investigations of soft matters (emphasis on liquid crystals). We seek to understand intermolecular / interparticle / interfacial phenomena in soft materials to provide insights into the design of new class of responsive materials (smart materials) that will find applications in a variety of field, including Drug delivery/release, Sensors, Actuator (Micro-machine), Microfluidics, and Molecular/colloidal self-assembly.
If you are interested in joining our lab, please feel free to contact Prof. Young-Ki Kim
본 연구실에서는 첨단 연성물질 개발 및 특성 분석을 연구할 대학원생 및 박사후 연구원을 모집하고 있습니다.
관심 있는 학생 및 연구원은 주저 마시고 언제든지 연락 주시기 바랍니다.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : +82-54-279-2267
2020.10.15-30. Two Technology Transfers of Won-Sik Kim‘s patent (Method for Detection and Diagnosis of Surface Patterns using Liquid Crystals).
2020.09.11. Prof. Kim was awarded POSCO Science Fellowship.
Recent Research & Publications
TOPIC 1) SMART SOFT MATERIALS
Y.-K. Kim, X Wang, P. Mondkar, E. Bukusoglu, and N.L. Abbott*
Self-Reporting and Self-Regulating Liquid Crystals, NATURE, 557, 539 (2018)
X.W. Shields†, Y.-K. Kim† (Co-1st Author), K. Han, A.C. Murphy, A.J. Scott, N.L. Abbott*, and O.D. Velev*
Control of the Folding Dynamics of Self-Reconfiguring Magnetic Microbots Using Liquid Crystallinity“, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 1900114 (2020).
TOPIC 2) MOLECULAR SELF-ASSEMBLY
K. Cheng†, M. Pantoja†, Y.-K. Kim† (Co-1st Author), J.V. Gregory, F. Xie, A. de France, C. Hussal, K. Sun, N.L. Abbott*, and J. Lahann*
Templated Nanofiber Synthesis via Chemical Vapor Polymerization into Liquid Crystalline Films, SCIENCE, 16, 804 (2018)
D. G. Ryu, J. -H. Hug, Y.-K. Kim* and J. S. Gwag*, “Characterization of surface anchoring energy of nematic liquid crystals via electrohydrodynamic instability“, Physical Review E, 101, 062703 (2020).
TOPIC 3) SMART SENSORS
I. Kim†, M. A. Ansari†, M. Q. Mehmood†, W. -S. Kim, J. Jang, M. Zubair,
Y.-K. Kim*, and J Rho*
Stimuli-responsive dynamic meta-holographic displays with designer liquid crystal modulator, Advanced Materials, 32, 2004664 (2020). †: Equal Contribution.
M. Tsuei†, M. Shivrayan†, Y.-K. Kim, S. Thayumanavan*, and N.L. Abbott*
Optical Blinking Triggered by Collisions of Single Supramolecular Assemblies of Amphiphilic Molecules with Interfaces of Liquid Crystals, Journal of The American Chemical Society, 142, 6139 (2020). †: Equal Contribution.
Y.-K. Kim, K.R. Raghupathi, J.S. Pendery, P. Khomein, U. Sridhar, J.J. de Pablo*, S. Thayumanavan*, and N.L. Abbott*
Oligomers as Triggers for Responsive Liquid Crystals, LANGMUIR, 34, 10092 (2018)