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News

04 Dec 2019
A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents.
25 Nov 2019
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
12 Nov 2019
New bio-inspired hydrogels can act like superglue in highly ionic environments such as seawater, overcoming issues in currently available marine adhesives.
06 Nov 2019
A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore has developed a highly sensitive system that uses a smartphone to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes. This technological breakthrough could play a big role in preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms in aquatic environments, which could threaten global public health and cause environmental problems.
01 Nov 2019
A research team led by Professor Wei-Hsin Liao from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a lightweight smart materials-based energy harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating inexhaustible and sustainable power supply just from walking. Specifically, the device can capture biomechanical energy from the motion of the human knee and then convert it to electricity which can be used to power wearable electronics such as pedometers, health monitors, and GPS. This work has been published in Applied Physics Letters and recommended as a featured article by editors.
Various flexible 3D structures produced by selective bonding technology
21 Oct 2019
DGIST Professor Sohee Kim’s Team developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films. Can be made in various 3D shapes... Expected to have diverse medical and biomedical applications.
Obtained unusual nanostructures
18 Oct 2019
A research team of Ehime University paved a way to achieve unexplored III-V semiconductor nanostructures. They grew branched GaAs nanowires with a nontoxic Bi element employing characteristic structural modifications correlated with metallic droplets, as well as crystalline defects and orientations. The finding provides a rational design concept for the creation of semiconductor nanostructures with the concentration of constituents beyond the fundamental limit, making it potentially applicable to novel efficient near-infrared devices and quantum electronics.
11 Oct 2019
The captured CO2 can be converted into useful organic materials.
20 Sep 2019
Dissolved oxygen in pore solution is often a controlling factor determining the rate of the corrosion process of steel bars in concrete. This study reports on the corrosion resistance and polarization properties of steel bars in a mortar specimen mixed with aerobic microorganisms. The addition of the microorganisms in mortar mixtures led to higher corrosion resistance, which was confirmed by the reduced rate of oxygen permeability, based on cathodic polarization properties.
04 Sep 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated fluorine speeds up two-dimensional materials growth.
31 Aug 2019
Advanced Materials publishes a special issue, highlighting some of the outstanding works of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
Professor Jae Eun Jang (left) in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering and Combined M.S.-Ph.D. program student Minkyung Shim (right)
30 Aug 2019
Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team developed electronic skin technology for robots or electronic devices to feel pain through sense of touch. Expected to be applied in humanoid that needs 5 human senses and patients wearing prosthetic hands.
A new type of photoconduction in a molecular crystal
29 Aug 2019
A highly conducting state has been found in a molecular crystal under UV-irradiation. The state reversibly appears in accordance with UV-irradiation, but does not appear by any other method such as raising the temperature, which often induces metallic behavior in insulating molecular crystals. The UV-excited state exhibits conduction and magnetic behavior characteristic of metallic substances. The result suggests that there is an optically accessible, but thermally inaccessible, state of matter.
27 Aug 2019
A doctoral candidate within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been offered to join Qualcomm Inc.
27 Aug 2019
Professor Sam H. Noh at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been elected to serve as one of two co-chairs for the USENIX ’18th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies’ (FAST ’20).
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has reported a highly flexible Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) with the NPR property.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a new way to turn discarded eggshells into hydrogen, an innovative and alternative energy for the future.
26 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has challenged themselves with developing tandem solar cells for the first time, thus received much attention for achieving 21.19% efficiency.
26 Aug 2019
An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has paved the way for the development of next-generation batteries, targeting high-performance electric vehicles (EVs).
26 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), has succeeded in fabricating highly alligned SnSe thin films through a low-cost and scalable solution process.
26 Aug 2019
A joint research team, affiliated South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has developed a high-performance metal electrode (carbon fiber-metal composite) through a process of penetrating liquid metal into fine gaps of carbon fiber.
IBS, IBS CMCM, UNIST, Materials Horizons, Rodney S. Ruoff
26 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a pressure-free approach for creating synthetic graphite with well-oriented crystallites.
KAIST robotic butterfly
22 Aug 2019
Wearing a flower brooch that blooms before your eyes sounds like magic. KAIST researchers have made it real with robotic muscles.
Chair-professor Dae Won Moon in the Department of New Biology (left) and Research Fellow Jae Young Kim in the Department of Robotics Engineering (right)
09 Aug 2019
DGIST Research Fellow Jae Young Kim and Chair-professor Dae Won Moon’s team developed a mass spectrometric technology using graphene substrate and continuous wave laser without complex sample preparation. Expected to be used for precise medical diagnosis and surgery with easy high-resolution analysis image processing.
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi from DGIST Department of Smart Textile Convergence Research (left) and Dr. Sungwoo Chun from Sungkyunkwan University (right)
06 Aug 2019
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi's team at DGIST and Dr. Sungwoo Chun at SKKU developed a new tactile sensor mimicking human skin. Can recognize more sensitive tactile than the existing sensors... Expected to contribute greatly to the development of artificial skin.
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04 Jul 2019
Joint research team of Professors Jaeheung Cho and Daeha Seo in the Department of Emerging Materials Science developed a technology to control the generation of nitric oxide in cells. Proposed the possibility of additional research related to cell signal transfer.
The Observation of Topologically Protected Magnetic Quasiparticles
26 Jun 2019
A team of researchers from Tohoku University, J-PARC, and Tokyo Institute of Technology conducted an in-depth study of magnetic quasiparticles called "triplons." The team conducted the study with a low-dimensional quantum magnet, Ba2CuSi2O6Cl2, using neutron inelastic scattering by AMATERAS at J-PARC.
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26 Jun 2019
A molecule-trapping material that normally degrades in water remains stable after two years of humidity exposure when treated with a common skin bleach.

Events

South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), jointly with Ulsan Metropolitan City, held the "Graphene Symposium in Ulsan" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
09 Oct 2019
This 3-day event will showcase green technology solutions represented by 350 exhibitors from 35 countries.

Researchers

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
Prof. SU-IL IN has been working at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology) since 2012. He served as Dean of International and External Affairs 2016 ~ 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Cambridge in 2008. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral researcher at Technical University of Denmark by 2010. Then he joined the Pennsylvania State University as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry before joining DGIST. Professor In’s current researches include synthesis and analysis of functional nano (bio)-materials for environmentally friendly renewable energy such as photovoltaic, heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysts. (https://insuil.dgist.ac.kr/)
Nagoya University
Dr. Omachi is Associate Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Kyoung- Jin Choi
Prof. Kyoung- Jin Choi leads the Energy Conversion Materials Lab at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He is also the editor of Electronic Materials Letters.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Ilkwon Oh
Prof. Oh is the director of the Creative Research Initiative Center for Functionally Antagonistic Nano-Engineering, and the director of the Active Materials and Dynamic Systems Lab at KAIST.
Professor in Agriculture and Education in the Iloilo Science and Technology University Leon Campus (ISAT U). Leon, ILOILO, PHILIPPINES