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A simple and scalable technique to dope additional lithium to compensate irreversible lithium loss in Li-ion batteries was introduced in media. Congratulations!


Energy Materials Research Group


2019 May

We are a group consisting of materials scientists and engineers investigating a variety of energy materials for the greener society, with relevant experience in materials synthesis and characterization using a combination of experimental probes and computational science.


Our expertise spans metallurgy, corrosion science, hydrogen storage/separation alloys, and rechargeable batteries using electron microscopy, synchrotron characterization techniques, thermodynamics calculations, DFT calculations, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry.

Based on the fundamental understanding of energy materials, we try to design better materials for a better world.



The article "High-performance structural material alloy design and manufacturing technology" Interviewed by Suh, Jin-Yoo  



HOT PAPER & Inside Journal Cover

The article "Molecularly Tailored Lithium–Arene Complex Enables Chemical Prelithiation of High‐Capacity Lithium‐Ion Battery Anodes" written by Juyoung Jang, Inyeong Kang, and Jihyun Hong is selected as a Hot paper and an inside cover of journal "Angewantde Chemie". Congrats! (

We are currently looking for passionate graduate students, 
undergraduate interns, and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers.
Positions are open for H2 storage/separation, Li-ion/multivalent batteries, and
high-temperature anti-corrosion metals.
If interested in energy materials research at KIST, please contact to Dr. Jihyun Hong

Open positions