Advanced Functional Materials


15 Dec 2023
Riding the momentum of the environment-aware agenda, SUTD researchers were part of an international collaboration that developed a sustainable approach to discover and identify materials for next-generation electronics.
08 Dec 2023
- A research team led by Professor Jang Kyung-in at DGIST developed a brain-implantable dopamine measurement sensor for applying a stable structure based on a three-electrode system. - The developed sensor facilitates a real-time dopamine concentration analysis by using only one flexible probe, increasing expectations for its application for developing customized probes for patients with degenerative brain diseases.
04 Jul 2023
A new method for connecting neurons in neuromorphic wetware has been developed by researchers from Osaka University and Hokkaido University. The wetware comprises conductive polymer wires grown in a three-dimensional configuration, done by applying square-wave voltage to electrodes submerged in a precursor solution. The voltage can modify wire conductance, allowing the network to be trained. This fabricated network is able to perform unsupervised Hebbian learning and spike-based learning.
02 Jun 2023
Researchers at Tohoku University and Tsinghua University have introduced a next-generation model membrane electrode that promises to revolutionize fundamental electrochemical research.
The pioneering solid-state electrochemical thermal transistor developed in this study (Photo: Hiromichi Ohta).
21 Feb 2023
An effective, stable solid-state electrochemical transistor has been developed, heralding a new era in thermal management technology.
14 Dec 2022
- DGIST Professor Lee Hong-Kyung's joint research team develops convection-induced new concept electrolyte through magnetic nanoparticles, dramatically improving the lifespan of next-generation lithium metal batteries - Recognized for its excellence, selected as the cover study in the prestigious international journal ‘Advanced Functional Materials’
 Integrated tactile sensors of various sizes were demonstrated. Electrical and mechanical properties were excellent and implementing complex circuits in combination with various sensors appears possible.
27 Sep 2022
- A research team led by Professor Lee Sungwon from DGIST succeeded in developing the world’s first mesh (nanomesh) structured electronic skin device (organic field-effect transistor) - An electronic skin device comprising only a mesh (nanomesh) structure that can measure and process bio-signals for a prolonged period indicates a big step toward integrated systems for electronic skin devices.
06 Jul 2022
Osaka University researchers described a novel effect in which the voltage generated by photovoltaic devices can change based on the color of incidence light. They show how this feature is due to random energy states that exist inside the antimony sulfiodide devices. This work may lead to more robust renewable energy generated by solar cells.
Schematic illustration of the discharge of ASSBs
28 Oct 2021
Researchers succeed in developing a lithium sulfide cathode containing a solid electrolyte with high decomposition resistance, enabling the realization of all-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries that exceed the energy density of lithium-ion batteries
02 Aug 2021
The Research Center for Thin Film Solar Cell, DGIST succeeded achieving the world’s highest PCE of 12.2% for flexible CZTS thin film solar cells.
21 Jun 2021
A tiny device incorporates a compound made from starch and baking soda to harvest energy from movement.
15 Jan 2020
A new method could speed up drug discovery and lead to purer, side-effect-free medications.
02 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in detecting a single ion using the approach through the interiors of the CNTs.
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08 May 2019
DGIST Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed high frequency signal transmission line technology which maximizes carrier concentration of graphene using graphene-amorphous carbon junction structure.
29 Apr 2019
Scholars from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have invented a new method which could speed up the drug discovery process and lead to the production of higher quality medicinal drugs which are purer and have no side effects.
Authors busy in the lab
10 Dec 2018
Helpful microbes inhale CO2 through a porous cylindrical electrode and exude useful chemicals.
Creation and Selective Functionalization of Virus-Like Polymer Particles
10 Aug 2018
Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. The collaboration includes researchers from Michigan University in the USA and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
Transparent thin-film transistor graphic
04 Dec 2017
Large-area, two-dimensional semiconductors wired through transparent oxide conductors produce high-performance see-through electronics.
2D Materials Figure
06 Feb 2017
A simple model is shown to accurately predict the electronic properties of a combination of 2D semiconductors.
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23 Nov 2016
A research team in South Korea developed electrodes that can measure biological signals. They can diagnose bio-signals such as brain waves, electrocardiograms, eye movements, and muscle activities in conjunction with Internet of Things (IoT) devices without additional analysis and measurement equipment.
08 Sep 2016
A Korean research team developed a mechanoluminescence color control technology that can change green light to red light by simulating the candy light-emitting principle.
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29 Jul 2016
The technology enables development of transparent flexible displays which can be transferred onto the skin at a low cost.
14 Jun 2016
A new understanding of why tungsten-doped thin films degrade so rapidly in air may lead to better designs for semiconductor technologies.
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14 Jun 2016
Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical prosthetics.
02 Jun 2016
A molecular probe has been developed that emits light at critical stages while destroying tumor cells.
04 Apr 2016
Combining quantum dots and organic molecules can enable solar cells to capture more of the sun’s light.
29 Jul 2015
A probe enables tumors to be investigated using complementary imaging techniques
Light-powered healing process
01 Jun 2015
Light-powered delivery of silver nanowires by photofluidic movement can offer rapid, noninvasive, repetitive, and on-demand healing of electrical conductors.
Formation of organic TFTs
20 Jun 2014
Japanese researchers have established a process for forming organic thin-film transistors (TFTs), conducting the entire printing process at room temperature under ambient atmospheric conditions.
27 Jan 2014
Groundbreaking passive sensing and energy harvesting technologies safeguard electrical engineering assets


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