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

Associate Editor of Science Advances

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 farticles in journals. His research covers topics ranging from basic material physics/mechanics to scalable manufacturing of electronic/photonic/photovoltaic devices.

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.

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATES


 

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.

 

Hyun Seong 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. He has extensive experience in III-V and III-N optoelectronic devices (Spintronics, LEDs, Solar Cells). At MIT, his research focuses on 2D material-based layer transfer of thin-film complex 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.

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.

 

Haneol Lee (haneol2@mit.edu)

Post-doctoral Associate

Haneol Lee received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Department of Material Science and Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Keon Jae Lee. His research was on flexible electronics and flexible micro light-emitting diodes (mLEDs) for display/biomedical applications. At MIT, he will focus on high-performance III-Nitride materials for wearable electronic devices.

 

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.

Group Alumni


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

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

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

Wei Kong (2016-2020)
Assistant Professor at Westlake University, China
Material Science & Engineering

Doctorate
Yunjo Kim (2015-2020), Air Force Research Laboratory, Post-doc
Scott Tan (2016-2020), Gotham Greens, Data scientist

Master
Samuel Cruz (2015-2017), MIT