Energy Materials Research Group

2019 May


A novel technique to precisely measure hydrogen permeability in metal hydrogen separator was developed by Dr. Young-Su Lee, Dr. Jae-Hyeok Shim, and Dr. Jin-Yoo Suh. The research result was introduced in media. Congratulations!

(Check the "Press" tab. 2019/07/27)

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.

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

Center for Energy Materials Research

Korea Institute of Science and Technology

5, Hwarang-ro 14 Gil, Seoungbuk-gu

Seoul 02792, Republic of Korea

+82(2)958-5518, email:

© 2019 by Jihyun Hong.