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Kim Jong Wook

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Groupe Chimie du Solide

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+33 (01) 69 33 46 83

Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférence)
Department of Physics, Ecole Polytechnique
Chemistry Group – Condensed Matter Physics Lab (LPMC) – CNRS

Phone : +33 (01) 69 33 46 83
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Address : 05 3066B, Laboratoire PMC, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau France

Educational Qualifications
Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. USA (2014-2015)
Postdoc, University of Texas at Austin. USA (2015)
Ph.D., Materials Science, Ecole Polytechnique, France (2013)
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, France (2009)
B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST, Korea (2006)

Research Areas : Nanomaterials, Colloid chemistry, Luminescence, Plasmonics, Optical materials and devices for Energy and Biomedical applications.

Research Focus
Decades of nano-research discovered the new materials properties emerging from size, shape, surface, and interface. Ironically, the principal impact of the intrinsic structure of materials is more and more underestimated. We redesign nanomaterials for their nano-properties and intrinsic properties to synergistically collaborate to perform unprecedented functionalities. For instance, we synthetically tune the crystal phase and morphology of nanocrystal phosphors (e.g. Eu-doped LaPO4) in order to incorporate highly polarized luminescence property into anisotropically shaped particles (rods, disks…). Such a new type of phosphors are useful as orientation probes in micro-biosystems and also for microfluidic analysis.

Selected Publications

J Kim*, S Michelin, M Hilbers, L Martinelli, E Chaudan, G Amselem, E Fradet, J-P Boilot, A M Brouwer, C N Baroud, J Peretti, T. Gacoin* “Monitoring the orientation of rare-earth doped nanorods for flow shear tomography” Nature Nanotechnology. 12, 914-919 (2017)

J Kim*, A Agrawal, F Krieg, A Bergerud, D J Milliron*, “The interplay of Shape and Crystalline Anisotropies in Plasmonic Semiconductor Nanocrystals” Nano Lett. 16, 3879-3884 (2016)

J Kim, G K Ong, Y Wang, G LeBlanc, T E Williams, T M. Mattox, B A Helms, D J Milliron*, “Nanocomposite architecture for rapid, spectrally-selective electrochromic modulation of solar transmittance” Nano Lett. 15, 5574-5579 (2015)

J Kim, J Peretti, K Lahlil, J-P Boilot, T Gacoin*, “Optically anisotropic thin films by shear-oriented assembly of colloidal nanorods” Adv. Mater. 25, 3295-3300 (2013)

J Kim, J Kang, U Jeong, H Kim, H Lee*, “Catalytic, conductive, and transparent platinum nanofiber webs for FTO-free dye-sensitized solar cells” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 5 (8), 3176–3181 (2013)

J Kim, A de la Cotte, R Deloncle, S Archambeau, C Biver, J-P Cano, K Lahlil, J-P Boilot, E Grelet, T Gacoin*, “LaPO4 mineral liquid crystalline suspensions with outstanding colloidal stability for electro-optical applications” Adv. Funct. Mater. 22, 4949–4956 (2012)

J Kim*, G Dantelle, A Revaux, M Bérard, A Huignard, T Gacoin*, J-P Boilot, “Plasmon-induced modification of fluorescent thin film emission nearby gold nanoparticle monolayers” Langmuir 26 (11), 8842-8849 (2010)