RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY LABORATORY WITH

PROFESSOR YI CUI

Graduate Student Researcher

January 2020 - Present

• Developing electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CENTER FOR ENERGY STORAGE RESEARCH

Research Scientist

​(In Lieu of Military Service)

July 2016 - July 2019

• Designed artificial solid-electrolyte interphases for lithium-sulfur batteries [PDF]

• Developed Langmuir-Blodgett artificial solid-electrolyte interphase for metallic lithium anodes [PDF]

•Optimized electrolyte formulations to derive robust solid-electrolyte interphases for battery electrodes [PDF]

  • Developed Molybdenum disulfide protected LiAl intermetallic anode for lithium-metal ion batteries [PDF]

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE LABORATORY WITH

PROFESSOR LYNDEN A. ARCHER

Graduate Student Researcher

August 2014 - June 2016

  • Developed Langmuir-Blodgett Scooping (layer-by-layer, large-scale, nanoparticulate, binder-free, and multicomponent) techniques for applications in batteries [PDF]

  • Developed separator modification strategies with diverse coating configurational and material designs for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries [PDF]

  • Developed an interfacial engineering for battery electrodes [PDF]

  • Developed chemical functionalization routes to modify battery materials [PDF]

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 

APPLIED MATERIALS & SURFACE SCIENCE LABORATORY WITH

PROFESSOR ROYA MABOUDIAN

Undergraduate Student Researcher

May 2011 - May 2014

  • Developed a thin film transfer technique for flexible micro-supercapacitor electrodes [PDF]

  • Fabricated bicontinuous 3D graphene networks with controllable geometry for the micro-supercapacitor electrodes [PDF]

  • Developed a pyrolysis technique for photoresist-derived porous carbon electrode material for on-chip micro-supercapacitors [PDF]

  • Fabricated silicon carbide nanowires for high-voltage materials for the micro-supercapacitor electrode [PDF]

  • Fabricated electrochemically activated porous carbon film for high energy density pseudocapacitive micro-supercapacitor electrodes [PDF]

KOREA ELECTROTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ADVANCED MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH DIVISION

Internship

December 2012 - January 2013

• Fabricated electrocardiography (ECG) device with a patented piezoresistive pressure sensor

• Optimized polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) thicknesses for the pressure sensor via simulation using Abaqus
• Calibrated the pressure sensor based on the surrounding and contact temperatures via Lab View

JOURNAL REVIEWER

Science Advances

Advanced Materials

Advanced Energy Materials

Advanced Materials Interfaces

Small

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

MATERIAL SYNTHESIS & METHOD

Porous carbon film

Carbonaceous and ceramic thin films via wet or dry process

Langmuir-Blodgett films

Nanowires

Flexible films

Graphenes

Graphene nanoparticles

Functionalized graphenes

Functionalized metal-oxides

Doped nano-carbon

Mxenes

Langmuir-Blodgett Scooping

Low pressure and atmospheric pressure chemical & physical vapor deposition

Spin coating

Air-spray coating

Sulfonation & amino functionalization via wet method

Pyrolysis

Spray pyrolysis

Double thin film transfer

Nanostructured electroplating

LANGUAGE

English

Korean

CHARACTERIZATION

Potentiostat for various electrochemical measurements

AC Impedance spectroscopy

SEM & TEM

FIB with ion beam milling

Four-point probe station

e-beam evaporator

Raman spectroscopy

Ultraviolet lithography

Atomic force microscopy 

Contact angle goniometer

Brunauer-Emmett- Teller porosimeter

Dielectric spectroscopy

Thermogravimetric analysis

Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

X-Ray Diffractometer

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy 

Langmuir-Blodgett trough

SOFTWARE

Maccor

Matlab

Adobe Illustrator

Igor pro

Mendeley

Cinema 4D

Autodesk Fusion 360

Simplify 3D

Abaqus 6.7-1

LabView

Polymath

Multisim

Advanced Excel

Adobe Photoshop

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