Prof. Jin Young Kim

Department of Energy Engineering

Tel: +82-52-217-2911
Fax: +82-52-217-2909
Office: Room 501-4, Engineering Bldg. 2, UNIST

Curriculum Vitae
2000.09 – 2005.02: Ph.D. Physics, Pusan National University
1998.09 – 2000.08: M.S. Physics, Pusan National University
1992.03 – 1998.08: B.S. Physics, Pusan National University

Professional Career
2016.09  present: Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, 
                              Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea
2012.09  2016.08: Associate Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, 
                              Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea
2008.07 – 2012.08: Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, 
                              Ulsan National University of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea 
2007.07 – 2008.06: Assistant Research Professor, Heeger Center for Advanced Materials, 
                               Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea 
2005.04 – 2007.07: Post Doc. Researcher, Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, 
                               UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, US (Prof. A. J. Heeger)

Honors and Awards
Highly Cited Researchers 2018 (Clarivate Analytics)
Highly Cited Researchers 2017 (Clarivate Analytics)
Best Scientist of the Month (Minister of MSIP of Korea 2013)
Award for Excellency in Publication in "Science" (Minister of MOST of Korea 2007)

Research Interests
1. Polymer solar cells
2. Perovskite solar cells
3. Polymer light emitting diodes
4. Polymer field-effect transistors
5. Colloidal quantum dot solar cells

Selected Publications
1. Tack Ho Lee, Mohammad Afsar Uddin, Chengmei Zhong, Seo-Jin Ko, Bright Walker, Taehyo Kim, Yung Jin Yoon, Song Yi Park, Alan J. Heeger, Han Young Woo, Jin Young Kim*, “Investigation of Charge Carrier Behavior in High Performance Ternary Blend Polymer Solar Cells”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6(19), 1600637.

2. Hyosung Choi, Cheng-Kang Mai, Hak-Beom Kim, Jaeki Jeong, Seyeong Song, Guillermo C. Bazan, Jin Young Kim*, Alan J. Heeger, “Conjugated polyelectolyte hole transport layer for inverted-type perovskite solar cells”, Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7348.

3. Thanh Luan Nguyen1, Hyosung Choi1, Seo-Jin Ko1, Mohammad afsar Uddin, Bright Walker, Seungjib Yum, Ji-Eun Jeong, Myoung Hee Yun, Tae Joo Shin, Sungu Hwang, Jin Young Kim*, and Han Young Woo*, “Semi-crystalline photovoltaic polymers with efficiency exceeding 9% in a ~300 nm thick conventional single-cell device”, Energ. Environ. Sci. 2014, 7, 3040-3051.

4. Gi-Hwan Kim, Bright Walker, Hak-Beom Kim, Jin Young Kim, Edward H. Sargent*, Jongnam Park*, and Jin Young Kim*, “Inverted Colloidal Quntum Dot Solar Cells”, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26(20), 3321-3327.

5. 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*, Jin Young Kim*, “Versatile surface plasmon resonance of carbon dot-supported silver nanoparticles in polymer optoelectronic devices”, Nature Photon. 2013, 7, 732. 

6. Seo-Jin Ko, Hyosung Choi, Wonho Lee, Taehyo Kim, Bo Ram Lee, Jae-woo Jung, Jong-Ryul Jeong, Myoung Hoon Song, Jeong Chul Lee, Han Young Woo*, Jin Young Kim*, “Highly Efficient Plasmonic Organic Optoelectronic Devices Based on a Conducting Polymer Electrode Incorporated with Silver Nanoparticles”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 1949. 

7. Mihee Heo, Heesook Cho , Jae-Woo Jung , Jong-Ryul Jeong, Soojin Park* and Jin Young Kim*, “High-Performance Organic Optoelectronic Devices Enhanced by Surface Plasmon Resonance”, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 5689. 

8. Jeff Peet, Jin Young Kim, Nelson E. Coates, Wanli Ma, Daniel Moses, Alan J. Heeger*, G. C. Bazan*, “Efficiency enhancement in low-bandgap polymer solar cells by processing with alkane dithiols” Nature Mater. 2007, 6, 497. 

9. Jin Young Kim, Kwanghee Lee*, Nelson E. Coates, Daniel Moses, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Mark Dante, Alan J. Heeger, “Efficient Tandem Polymer Solar Cells Fabricated by All-Solution Processing” Science 2007, 317, 222. 

10. Jin Young Kim, Sun Hee Kim, Hyun-Ho Lee, Kwanghee Lee*, Wanli Ma, Xiong Gong, Alan J. Heeger, “New Architecture for High-Efficiency Polymer Photovoltaic Cells Using Solution-Based Titanium Oxide as an Optical Spacer”, Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 572.