Seoul National Univ. DMSE


Kang, Kisuk
  • 2006

    Ph.D : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  • 2001

    B.S : Seoul National University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

  • 2011-Current

    Seoul National University, Assistant Professor

  • 2008-2011

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, Assistant Professor

  • 2006-2007

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • 2001-2006

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Assistant

Research Interests
1. Lithium Rechargeable Batteries - Electrode materials design
2. Alternative Electrochemical Energy Storage including Na, Mg, metal-air Batteries
3. Materials design through combined efforts of Experiments and Ab Initio calculations
4. Synthesis of Hybrid materials using intercalation compounds, Synthesis of Graphene and Graphene based
composite/Nanostructured Materials (Wet Chemistry, Physical and Bio-template base) for energy applications
Selected Publications
1. Coupling structural evolution and oxygen-redox electrochemistry in layered transition metal oxides, Nature Materials (2022)

2. In situ multi-scale probing of synthetic reaction of nickel-rich lithium layered oxide cathodes, Nature Chemistry (2022)

3. Trilateral correlation of Structural disorder, Bond covalency, and Oxygen-redox chemistry in lithium-rich layered oxide electrodes, Nature Sustainability (2022)

4. In-operando visualization of redox flow battery in membrane-free microfluidic platform, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2022)

5. High-energy and durable lithium metal batteries using garnet-type solid electrolytes with tailored lithium-metal compatibility, Nature Communications (2022)

6. Rational design of redox mediators for advanced Li-O2 batteries, Nature Energy, Vol 1, 16066, (2016)

7. Lithium-free transition metal monoxides for positive electrodes in lithium ion batteries, Nature Energy, Vol 2, 16208, (2016)
Lab Overview
1. Design of energy materials
Energy storage materials are designed by combined first principles calculations using state-of-the-art DFT
(Density Functional Theory) and various nanofabrication and characterizations.

2. Lithium secondary batteries and beyond
Lithium ion batteries are currently one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics, and on the
verge of being applied to electric vehicles and storage of renewable energy. The advanced batteries with new
material and chemistry is critically demanded.