Designing New Battery Materials with Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Kisuk Kang
Kisuk Kang
Seoul National Univ., Korea
13:10~13:55, November 21st, 2014

Abstract :

Lithium rechargeable batteries have been widely used as key power sources for portable devices for the last couple of decades. Their high energy density and power have allowed the proliferation of ever more complex portable devices such as cellular phones, laptops and ipads. For larger scale applications, such as batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) or power tools or large energy storage systems (EESs), higher standards of the battery, especially in term of the rate (power) capability, energy density, cost-effectiveness and cycle stability are far more strictly required. However, current Li rechargeable battery technology has yet to improve significantly to meet those requirements. In this presentation, I will introduce our approaches to address these issues and some accomplishments that have been made in my research group.


Research Interests

  • Lithium Rechargeable Batteries – Electrode materials design
  • Analysis of cathode, anode materials for Rechargeable Batteries
  • Alternative Electrochemical Energy Storage including Na, Mg Batteries
  • Materials design through combined efforts of Experiments and Ab Initio calculations
  • Synthesis of Hybrid materials using intercalation compounds, Synthesis of Graphene and Graphene based composite for energy applications
  • Fabrication of Nanostructured Materials (Wet Chemistry, Physical and Bio-template base) for Energy Storage and conversion
  • Computational material science including Ab Initio study of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of surfaces and nano-particles
  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cells


Awards and Honors

  • 2013 : Young Scientist Award, President of Korea
  • 2012 : Gold Medal, 18th Samsung Human Tech
  • 2012 : Energy and Environmental Science Lectureship Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • 2012 : International Society of Electrochemistry Young Investigator Award
  • 2011 : KINC fusion research award, KAIST Institute for NanoCentury
  • 2010 : Selected as Korean delegate of Young Researchers in Japan-Korea-China Summit 2010
  • 2010 : Bronze Medal, 16th Samsung Human Tech.
  • 2006 : Battery Division Student Research Award (Awarded to only one person annually) Electrochemical Society
  • 2005 : Gold Medal Winner, MRS Graduate Student Awards, Materials Research Society, Boston
  • 1999-2001 :  Honors Scholarships, Alumni Association of Seoul National University, Korea