RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY LABORATORY WITH

PROFESSOR YI CUI

Graduate Student Researcher

January 2020 - Present

•Revealing features of the solid-electrolyte interphase components for Li metal anode

•Developing inorganic suspension electrolytes for lithium metal batteries [PDF & SI]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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RIVIAN AUTOMAKER COMPANY
CELL E-CHEM DESIGN ENGINEER 

Internship

June 2022 - August 2022

• Developed battery electrode evaluation and material screening protocols

• Electrochemical analyses on the battery electrodes and electrolytes

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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

ACS Nano

Materials Today Energy

Small

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Science Bulletin

Carbon

MATERIAL SYNTHESIS & METHOD

Suspension electrolytes

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

Cell electrode resistivity

Li & F nuclear magnetic resonance

Potentiostatic Li solvation energy measurement

Density functional theory computation

Molecular dynamic simulation

Potentiostat for various electrochemical measurements

AC Impedance spectroscopy

Cyclic voltammetry

Modified Aurbach's Coulombic efficiency

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

HIOKI RM2610

Maccor

Arbin

Land

Matlab

Adobe Illustrator

Igor pro

Mendeley

Cinema 4D

Autodesk Fusion 360

Simplify 3D

Abaqus 6.7-1

LabView

Polymath

Multisim

Advanced Excel

Adobe Photoshop