Research interests in the Soft and Hybrid Nanomaterials Lab lie at the interface of polymer and materials chemistry. Our group has focused on the development of innovative nanomaterials for energy and biomedical applications with the goals of understanding the fundamental physical and chemical principles of and providing new applications for complex macromolecular systems, including self-assembled polymers and carbon nanomaterials.
The field of macromolecular systems is developing dynamically and presents new scientific and engineering challenges that must be addressed from a diverse expertise. Accordingly, my research group has combined multidisciplinary approaches, drawing on specialties from synthetic chemistry, polymer design and synthesis, nanomaterial preparation and characterization, and applications in energy and biomedical fields. Along with successful investigation of these topics, my research group now stands as an independent, innovative research program that comprises 8 Ph.D. students, 1 M.S. student, and 3 postdoctoral researchers. Our group has generated 60 original articles (including many in top-tier journals such as Nature Photonics, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Macromolecules, and Biomacromolecules), 2 reviews, and 9 registered patents and 8 filed patents.
Our research group is actively investigating the following topics: 1) synthesis of responsive polymers and exploration of their potentials in human health, and 2) synthesis of defective nanocarbons and exploration of their potentials in energy devices. These seemingly different, yet complementary, research topics integrate the existing knowledge of material synthesis and characterization and encompass the breadth of complex macromolecular systems from top-down to bottom-up approaches.
Environmentally-responsive polymers with superior biocompatibility
Versatile protocol for assembling macromolecular structures
Synthesis, assembly, and device applications
Synthesis and optoelectronic/photocatalytic applications
고분자 및 탄소 소재 연구실에서는 기능성 고분자를 디자인하여 합성하고 이를 이용하여 생물학적 응용을 연구하며, 또한 탄소소재를 합성하여 이를 기반으로 에너지 소재로 응용하는 연구를 진행하고 있습니다. 이렇게 두가지 다르게 보이는 연구는 복잡성 거대분자의 이해를 높이기 위한 연구의 일환으로 활발하게 진행이 되고 있습니다.
Redox-Degradable Biocompatible Hyperbranched Polyglycerols: Synthesis, Copolymerization Kinetics, Degradation, and Biocompatibility
Suhyun Son, Eeseul Shin and Byeong-Su Kim* Macromolecules 2015
, 48, 600.
Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Graphene-based Multilayer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications
Taemin Lee, Sa Hoon Min, Minsu Gu, Yun Kyung Jung, Wonoh Lee, Jea Uk Lee, Dong Gi Seong, and Byeong-Su Kim*. Chemistry of Materials 2015
, 27, 3785.
Interface Controlled Synthesis of Heterodimeric Silver–Carbon Nanoparticles Derived from Polysaccharides
Yuri Choi, Gyeong Hee Ryu, Sa Hoon Min, Bo Ram Lee, Myoung Hoon Song, Zonghoon Lee, and Byeong-Su Kim*. ACS Nano 2014
, 8, 11377.
Functional Polyelectrolyte Nanospaced MoS2 Multilayers for Enhanced Photoluminescence
Piljae Joo, Kiyoung Jo, Gwanghyun Ahn, Damien Voiry, Hu Young Jeong, Sunmin Ryu, Manish Chhowalla,* and Byeong-Su Kim*. Nano Letters 2014
, 14, 6456.
Highly Biocompatible Carbon Nanodots for Simultaneous Bioimaging and Targeted Photodynamic Therapy in Vitro and in Vivo
Yuri Choi, Seongchan Kim, Myung-Ho Choi, Soo-Ryoon Ryoo, Jongnam Park, Dal-Hee Min* and Byeong-Su Kim*. Advanced Functional Materials 2014
, 24, 5781.
Surface Plasmon Resonance of Carbon Dot-supported Silver Nanoparticles: Versatility in Polymer Optoelectronic Devices
Hyosung Choi, Seo-Jin Ko, Yuri Choi, Piljae Joo, Taehyo Kim, Bo Ram Lee, Jae-Woo Jung, Hee Joo Choi, Myoungsik Cha, Jong-Ryul Jeong, In-Wook Hwang, Myoung Hoon Song, Byeong-Su Kim,* and Jin Young Kim*. Nature Photonics 2013
, 7, 732.