[신임교원 안내] 김정환 교수
Junghwan KIM is an assistant
professor in the graduate school of semiconductor materials and
devices engineering and in the department of material science and engineering
at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
Prof. Kim received his
B.S. (2012) in electrical engineering and computer science at Ajou University,
Korea and his M.S. (2014) and Ph.D. (2016) in innovative engineered materials
at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His main research interests include
exploring new functional materials and developing electronic devices. Before
joining the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), he was
an assistant professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2016. He has been
dedicated mainly to metal oxide and halide materials and
related devices, such as thin-film transistors and light-emitting diodes, over
the last decade. He believes a breakthrough can be made by breaking tradeoff
relations, such as performance versus lifetime and performance versus stability.
For that, he has used various advanced material characterization techniques
combined with computational calculations and device simulation. Based on this
background, he conducted many industrial collaborative studies with
AGC, LG Display, Mitsubishi Chemical, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, etc., and
performed Japanese national projects as a principal investigator. He won the
young scientists’ awards from the Inoue Foundation for Science (2017) and MEXT
(2022). By joining UNIST, he plans to apply his background to future
electronics, such as AI devices and next-generation memory applications.