PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Dr. Jeehwan Kim (jeehwan@mit.edu)

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Principal Investigator of Research Laboratory of Electronics

Associate Editor of Science Advances

Professor Jeehwan Kim is an Associate Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Mechanical engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. His research covers topics ranging from basic material physics/mechanics to electronic/photonic devices and systems for next generation electronics. He is a Principal Investigator in Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. Prof. Kim’s group focuses on innovation in nanotechnology for next generation computing and electronics. Before joining MIT in 2015, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY since 2008. Many of his patents have been licensed for commercialization. Prof. Kim is a recipient of 20 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 a recipient of DARPA Young Faculty Award. He is an inventor of 200 issued/pending US patents and an author of >50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He received his B.S. from Hongik University, his M.S. from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2008, all of them in Materials Science.

GRADUATE STUDENTS


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.

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. He is supported by Kwanjeong Educational Scholarship and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship for graduate study. His research focuses on neuromorphic devices and hetero-integration.

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.

Yunpeng Liu (yliu1119@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Yunpeng Liu is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2018. At MIT, his research focuses on III-Nitride remote epitaxy.

Sangho Lee (sholee@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Sangho Lee is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated with a Bachelor from Hanyang University, South Korea. His research focuses on growth of 2D and III-V materials and their layer transfer.

Doyoon Lee (doyoon@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Doyoon Lee is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea under the supervision of Prof. Yong-Seog Kim. At MIT, his research focuses on neuromorphic devices, wearable electronic devices, remote epitaxy and 2D material-based layer transfer.

Xinyuan Zhang (xinyuanz@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Xinyuan Zhang is a Materials Science and Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received the B.S. degree in Electronics Science and Technology at Fudan University in 2020. At MIT, her research focuses on remote epitaxy of III-Nitride and complex oxides.

Ne Myo Han (nemyo@mit.edu)

Graduate Research Assistant

Ne Myo Han is a Mechanical Engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.Eng. (medalist) and M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) under the supervision of Prof. Jang-Kyo Kim, and worked at ASM Pacific Technology as a materials engineer. He is supported by the Croucher Scholarship for Doctoral Study. At MIT, his research focuses on the growth and layer transfer of III-V, complex oxides, and 2D materials. 

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATES


 

Jiho Shin (jihoshin@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate
(Co-advised by Prof. Kwanghun Chung at ChemE, MIT)

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.

Ki Seok Kim (kiseok@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Ki Seok Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Advanced Materials Science & Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University under the supervision of Prof. Geun Young Yeom. His research was selective interlayer control of 2D materials through atomic layer etching. His research at MIT focuses on growth and interlayer control of 2D materials for remote epitaxy.

Jihoon Kang (jhkang57@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Jihoon Kang received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Korea University under the supervision of Prof. Byeong-Kwon Ju and Dr. Min-Chul Park. Before joining MIT, he conducted research on 3D imaging/display and machine learning at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). At MIT, his research focuses on neuromorphic sensor fusion.

Celesta (Soyeon) Chang (celesta@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Celesta (Soyeon) Chang received her B.S. in Physics from Yonsei University and Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University under supervision of Prof. David A. Muller. Her Ph.D. research was mainly focused on defect studies of various oxides (e.g. Ga2O3, Delafossites), as well as characterization of nitrides and nitride-based devices using scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). At MIT, her research focuses on remote epitaxy of thin-film complex oxides using 2D-material based layer transfer.

Junmin Suh (junmin@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Fellow

Junmin Suh received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University under supervision of Prof. Ho Won Jang. His Ph.D. research was mainly focused on nanostructure design of various semiconducting materials including metal oxides and 2-dimensional materials, and evalution of their gas sensing properties. He is granted by National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Korea for his research. At MIT, his research focuses on wearable electronic devices and neuromorphics.

Min-Kyu Song (mksong@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Fellow

Min-Kyu Song received his B.S in electrical and electronic engineering and Ph.D. in integrated technology from Yonsei University under the supervision of Prof. Jang-Yeon Kwon. During the Ph.D. course, he worked on developing neuromorphic devices based on bio-derived peptide materials. He is granted by National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Korea for his research. At MIT, his reseach focuses on neuromorphic devices.

Junseok Jeong (jjeong10@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Fellow

Junseok Jeong received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Engineering from Sejong University. Before joining MIT, he conducted researches on epitaxial growth of InGaN/GaN nano- and microwire heterostructures and remote epitaxy of II–V and III–V compound semiconductors for transferable/flexible optoelectronic device applications under supervision of Prof. Young Joon Hong. He is granted by National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Korea for his research. At MIT, his research focuses on remote epitaxy of III-N.

 

Visiting Scholar


Bo-In Park (boin@mit.edu)

Visiting Post-doctoral Scholar

Bo-In Park received his Ph.D. degree in Advanced Materials Science & Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) under the supervision of Prof. Jihun Oh and Seung Yong Lee. Before joining MIT, he conducted research on the synthesis of multinary metal compound nanomaterials and thin film deposition process of such materials for memory semiconductor at SK Hynix. At MIT, his research focuses on III-N and SiC remote epitaxy.

Group Alumni


Postdocs

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Prof. Kyusang Lee (2016-2017) kyusang@virginia.edu
Assistant Professor at University of Virginia
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering

Prof. Shinhyun Choi (2015-2018) shinhyun@kaist.ac.kr
Assistant Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Electrical Engineering

Prof. Sungkyu Kim (2018-2019) sungkyu@sejong.ac.kr
Assistant Professor at Sejong University, South Korea
Material Science & Engineering

Dr. Jaewoo Shim (2019)
Samsung Electronics, South Korea

Prof. Wei Kong (2016-2020) kongwei@westlake.edu.cn
Assistant Professor at Westlake University, China
Material Science & Engineering

Prof. Peng Lin (2017-2020) penglin@zju.edu.cn
Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University, China
Electrical Engineering

Prof. Haneol Lee (2019-2020) haneol@jbnu.ac.kr
Assistant Professor at Jeonbuk National University, South Korea
Materials Science & Engineering

Prof. Hyun S. Kum (2017-2021) hkum@yonsei.ac.kr
Assistant Professor at Yonsei University, South Korea
Electrical Engineering

Prof. Sanghoon Bae (2017-2021) sbae22@wustl.edu
Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
Materials Science & Engineering

Prof. Hanwool Yeon (2017-2021) 
Assistant Professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea
Materials Science & Engineering

Prof. Yeongin Kim (2018-2021) 
Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

 

Doctorate

Yunjo Kim (2015-2020), Air Force Research Laboratory, Post-doc
Scott Tan
(2016-2020), Gotham Greens, Data scientist
Chanyeol Choi (2018-2021), MIT, Post-doc 

 

Master

Samuel Cruz (2015-2017), MIT