PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Dr. Jeehwan Kim (jeehwan@mit.edu)

Class ‘47 Career Development Chair

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Principal Investigator of Research Laboratory of Electronics

Dr. Jeehwan Kim is an Associate Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Fall 2015. He received his BS from Hongik University, his MS from Seoul National University, and his PhD from UCLA in 2008, all of them in Materials Science. Before joining MIT, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY since 2008, where he has led multiple projects pertaining to thin film solar cells, graphene electronics, and next generation CMOS. Many of his patents in photovoltaic technologies have been licensed and transferred to solar companies. Prof. Kim is a recipient of multiple IBM high value invention achievement awards. In 2012, he was appointed a “Master Inventor” of IBM in recognition of his active intellectual property generation and commercialization of his research. He is an inventor of 210 issued/pending US patents and an author of 40 articles in journals. His research covers topics ranging from basic material physics/mechanics to scalable manufacturing of electronic/photonic/photovoltaic devices.

GRADUATE STUDENTS


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Yunjo Kim (yunjokim@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Yunjo Kim is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Nanoengineering from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on the epitaxial growth of Gallium Arsenide on Graphene and large-scale, cost-effective fabrication of III-V optoelectronic devices. 

Scott Tan (scotttan@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

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Scott Tan is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Arts with Magna Cum Laude in Physics from Pomona College in 2016. Scott is graciously supported by the Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring Fellowship, MIT Lemelson Presidential Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and AISES Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM Fellowship. His research focuses on neuromorphic devices.

Kuan Qiao (kqiao@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Kuan Qiao is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from Peking University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. At MIT, his research focuses on III-Nitride remote epitaxy. 

Seungchan Ryu (scryu@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Seungchan Ryu is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Jeehwan Lab of MIT, he conducted research on perovskite solar cells in the Division of Advanced Materials at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT). He received a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University and Sungkyunkwan University, respectively. His research focuses on remote epitaxy and 2D material-based layer transfer.

Kuangye Lu (luky@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Kuangye Lu is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physics from Zhejiang University, China. Before joining MIT as a graduate student, he was a visiting student in Jeehwan’s Lab. His research focuses on growth of 2D and III-V materials and their layer transfer.

Chanyeol Choi (chanyeol@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Chanyeol Choi is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science with Summa Cum Laude in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, and worked at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and Boston Scientific as an engineer.

In this group, his research interests include neuromorphic devices and remote epitaxy.

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATES


Wei Kong(weikong@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Wei Kong received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2016. His graduate research focus on wide band gap semiconductor material (III-N) and device physics, specialized in lattice and defect engineering.

At MIT, he will further explore the graphene-based layer-transfer of III-Nitrides and its applications in high performance wide band gap electronics and optoelectronics.

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Hanwool Yeon (hanwool@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Han-Wool Yeon received the B.S, the master’s, and the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. During his graduate studies, he investigated the doping mechanisms in amorphous oxide semiconductors (AOSs) and applications of AOSs on flexible electronics and memristive devices under the supervision of Prof. Young-Chang Joo. At MIT, his research focuses on wearable electronic devices.
He was a recipient of Ph.D. Scholarship of Samsung Electronics (2013-2016) and he placed second in the 12th paper contest of Samsung Electro-Mechanics (2016).

Sang-Hoon Bae (bae0112@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Sang-Hoon Bae received the B.S, and the M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea under the supervision of Prof. Jong-Hyun Ahn in 2013.
He received the Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under the supervision of prof. Yang Yang in 2017. His research at MIT focuses on remote epitaxy and 2D material-based layer transfer.

Hyunseong Kum (hkum@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Hyun S. Kum received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas-Austin, and his M.S. and Ph.D.at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor under the supervision of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya. His graduate topic was on spin injection, detection, and modulation in semiconductor materials, and has extensive post-graduate experience in III-V and III-N optoelectronic devices (LEDs, Solar Cells). At MIT, his research focuses on 2D material-based layer transfer of thin-film multiferroic oxides and optoelectronic devices.

Peng Lin (linp@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Peng Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017. His graduate research focused on memristor and 3D integrated memristive system for memory and neuromorphic computing applications. At MIT, he will (1) continue his research on neuromorphic computing based on novel devices and architectures; (2) integrated system for wearable electronics and beyond.

Yeongin Kim (yeongin@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Yeongin Kim received B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Korea University and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineeeing from Stanford University. His Ph.D. research in Zhenan Bao Group at Stanford was focused on flexible organic electronics and bioinspired systems. At MIT, he works on wearable electronic devices and neuromorphics.

Lingping Kong (lpkong@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Lingping Kong received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Technology from East China University of Science and Engineering, China. Her graduate research focused on design, synthesis, and characterization of metal oxide/carbon nanocomposites for Li-ion battery and supercapacitor. At MIT, she works on 2D material-based layer transfer and bonding with substrates.

Sungkyu Kim (sungkyu@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Sungkyu Kim received the B.S degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, and his M.S and Ph.D at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) under the supervision of Prof. Jeong Yong Lee. His research was on the resistive switching mechanism in oxide materials. During his previous postdoc. at the Northwestern University, he studied on ion-migration in energy-related materials using (S)TEM. At MIT, he focuses on the identification of mechanism in remote epitaxy, oxide-based materials, and energy-related materials using (S)TEM technique.

Jiho Shin (jihoshin@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Jiho Shin received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Cornell University, and finished Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under guidance of Prof. John A. Rogers. His Ph.D. research involved transient intracranial pressure and temperature sensors protected with thermally-grown silicon dioxide encapsulations that enable long device lifetimes. His research at MIT will involve wearable electronics and micro-LEDs/photodetectors.

Hyunseok Kim (hyunseok@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Hyunseok Kim received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University under the supervision of Prof. Yong-Kweon Kim. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA under the supervision of Prof. Diana Huffaker, by working on III-V nanostructure-based optoelectronic, photonic, and quantum optical devices. At MIT, his work includes an epitaxial integration of III-V/III-N with 2D materials, exploring the properties of these hybrid heterostructures, and realizing functional nanoelectronic/optoelectronic devices based on this approach.

Visiting Scholar


Youngsuk Nam (ysnam@mit.edu)

Visiting Scholar 

Dr. Nam is an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department at the Kyung Hee University, Korea. He joined the Kyung Hee University in 2012 after finishing his postdoctoral study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2010, and M.S. and B.S. from the Seoul National University (SNU). His research group (Multiscale Energy Laboratory: mel.khu.ac.kr) focuses on introducing advanced thermal energy and environmental solutions utilizing micro/nano-engineered surfaces.

Peng Chen (pengch@mit.edu)

Visiting Student

Peng Chen received his B.E. degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and now he is a doctoral student in Xi’an Jiaotong University. His graduate research focuses on charge selective contacts and interfaces in solar cells. At MIT, his research interests cover functional oxides, III-V optoelectronic devices and 2D materials growth/transfer.

Kejia Wang (wangkj@mit.edu)

Visiting Student

Kejia Wang is an Electronic Science & Engineering graduate student at Zhejiang University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Zhejiang University, China. Her research focuses on growth of III-V materials and fabrication of III-V electronic devices.

Yuan Meng (yuanmeng@mit.edu)

Visiting Student

Yuan Meng is a graduate student from Tsinghua University, China. His researches focus on nanophotonics and optoelectronics. He has been awarded the Tsinghua Scholarship for Overseas Graduate Studies to a Joint PhD Training Program at RLE MIT. At MIT his research interests cover 2D-materials-based photonic devices and their transfer/fabrication technique.

Undergraduate Students


Yongmo Park (yongmo@mit.edu)

Visiting Student

Yongmo Park is an Electrical & Electronic Engineering undergraduate student at the Yonsei University. At Yonsei, he studied flexible electronics. Now, his research focuses on neuromorphic devices.

Peng Xie (pengxie@mit.edu)

Visiting Student

Peng Xie is a graduate student at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) , China. He has been awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship to participate a Joint PhD Training Program at MIT. His research focuses on growth of III-V materials and fabrication of III-V electronic devices.

Former Group Members


Postdocs

Shinhyun Choi (2015-2018)
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Kyusang Lee (Postdoc 2016-2017)
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia

Visiting
Prof. Ibraheem Almansouri (2015-2016)
Dr. Soon Cheon Byeon (2016-2017)
Jaewoo Shim (2017-2018)
Bonhyeong Koo (2017-2018)
Geng Zhi
(2017)
Zefan Li (2017)
Matas Petreikis (2017)
Master
Samuel Cruz (2015-2017)