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

published a research paper in Nature (2022)


Energy Materials Research Group




Dr. Jae-Hyeok Shim has received SeAh Haiam's Award (2021') from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials.

심재혁 박사님께서 대한금속재료학회

세아해암학술상을 수상하였습니다. 축하합니다!

Dr. Jihyun Hong has received Park Su-Moon's Award (2021') from the Korean Electrochemical Society.

홍지현 박사님께서 한국전기화학회

박수문학술상을 수상하였습니다. 축하합니다!


Dr. Jinwoo Kim has joined the "Center for energy materials research" in September 2021!

Dr. Dong Won Chun has joined the "Center for energy materials research" in July 2021!

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.

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
email: jihyunh@kist.re.kr

Open positions