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Dr. Young-Su Lee & Dr. Dong Won Chun

published a research paper in Nature (2022)


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.



Dr. Jin-Yoo Suh and Dr. Dong Won Chun have reported the real-time evolution of the dehydrogenation (hydrogen desorption) behavior of a high-capacity Mg2FeH6-MgH2 composite using in situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.

See the "Press" tab for more details.



Dr. Young-Su Lee & Dr. Dong Won Chun have received Best Researcher of KIST Award (2022' May) from Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

이영수 박사님과 천동원 박사님께서 2022년 5월

이달의 KIST인 상을 수상하셨습니다. 축하합니다!

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 (battery materials) or
Dr. Jinwoo Kim (hydrogen storage materials, metallic materials) 

Open positions

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