Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Nanotechnology is a multidiciplinary field that deals with materials or structures in nanometer scales. In our department, we design and fabricate functional nanomaterials based on fundamental understanding of the relationships among physical properties, chemical compositions, and dimensional structures. In addition, we use the nanomaterials for pragmatic applications and provide significant impact on our daily lives. The use of nanomaterials enables the development of new physical/chemical properties and novel functionalities as well as the miniaturization of current devices, which provide new opportunities in a wide range of industrial applications including optoelectronic devices, semiconductor processing, biomedical therapeutic/imaging agents, and functional surface coatings.
We investigate various aspects of nanomaterials including self-assembly of molecular and colloidal building blocks, interaction between nanomaterials and electromagnetic waves, and designing of multi-dimensional/thin-film structures.
Research Areas
Functional polymer thin films using initiated chemical vapor deposition
Micro/nanofluidic systems for microsensors and systems biology
Self-assembly of organic/organometallic amphiphilies for drug delivery vehicles
Tailoring porous nanostructures for surface wettability control
Photonic crystals and metal nanostructures for photonic devices
Photocatalysis and quantum-dot based display devices
Im, Sung Gap: Functional polymer coatings
Jung, Hee Tae: Organic Opto-Electronic Materials
Kim, Do Hyun: Micro Transport Phenomena, Functional Nanoparticles, Chemical Recycle, Bio Chip
Kim, Shin-Hyun: Colloidal Photonic Crystals and Metallic Nanostructures
Lee, Doh Chang: Photocatalysis and Quantum Dots
Jinwoo Lee: Nanostructured Electrocatalyst, Nanomaterials for energy storage, Block copolymer directed co-assembly
Eun, Seon Cho : Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials, Energy and Environmental Application