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KI for NanoCentury was established with a mandate of fostering multidisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The objective of KINC is to lead converging research on nanotechnology and nanoscience by collaboration between participating professors from all science and engineering fields with a goal of creating knowledge and technology needed for the future society.

Research Theme

♦ Center for Advanced Materials Discovery towards 3D Displays (CAMD³)

   PI: Prof. Sung-Yool, Choi


Established on 2016 Spring, the center for advanced materials discovery towards 3D Displays (CAMD³) aims to share visions and provide solutions to future display technology. Focused on laser-nanomaterials interaction, the center discovers materials of extra-high performance that can realize a new type of display composed of multi-stack of panels capable of producing realistic 3D images.


Target Research Area:

-Discover hidden phase as enabled by extremely fast quenching based on non-equilibrium thermodynamics

-Discover arranged phase by selective, anisotropic, and asymmetric interactions

-Discover nano-alchemic materials by selective reaction-control from the interaction of fast time-scale

-Establish multiscale simulation framework to deepen the understanding of the laser-materials interactions with the help of TEM analysis


♦ Graphene/2D Materials Research Center (GRC)

PI: Prof. Sung-Yool, Choi


Our aim is to perform the interdisciplinary research on 2D materials, including graphene, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), and many others, by connecting the experts in various research fields and making them work closely together in KAIST. We focus on the development of the cutting-edge technologies for the synthesis of high quality 2D materials and effective control of their unique, outstanding properties. These works are combined with electronic, optoelectronic and energy devices in a way that prompts positive feedback among them.


Target Research Area:

-Synthesis of high quality graphene and TMDs

-Development of technologies for effective control of unique properties of graphene and TMDs

-Electronic and optoelectronic devices based on graphene and TMDs

-Energy devices based on graphene and TMDs


♦ Advanced Battery Center (ABC)

   PI: Prof. Hee-Tak, Kim


With the rapid expansion of secondary battery applications, including mobile electronics, unmanned aerial vehicles, electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems, Advanced Battery Center (ABC) develops innovative power and energy solutions for future mobility freedom and climate change challenges, promoting collaborative researches and pursuing fusion of nanotechnology and battery technology.


   Target Research Area:

- Ultra high energy-dense batteries for range extension of electric vehicles and drones

- New concept redox flow batteries for non-toxic, safe, and cost-effective energy storage


♦ Advanced Nanosensor Research Center(ANRC)

   PI: Prof. Il-Doo, Kim


Advanced Nanosensor Research Center (ANRC) was officially launched in Nov. 9, 2017, which is dedicated to pushing the frontiers of innovative and creative research in next-generation nanosensing technologies. Our center provides advanced nanosensing and healthcare platform to meet the greatest challenges and opportunities in the field of highly sensitive and selective nanosensors. New research initiative of ANRC aims to develop non-invasive exhaled breath sensors, innovative colorimetric sensor arrays, and inexpensive/highly accurate portable gas sensors.


♦ Nature-Inspired Technology Team

PI: Prof. Haeshin, Lee


Nature-Inspired Technology Team is established to solve Challenging problems such as energy, water, healthcare, and defense by understanding principles of materials found in the nature, which are optimized during evolution through hundreds of millions of years. In the short run, research goal of the team is to explore bio-inspired materials which are not studied before, yet that have many exclusive characteristics playing the keys to academic advances. Also our team focuses in fostering their applications to various industrial fields.

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