Kyu Hyoung Lee

2005-2007 Nagoya University, Research Associate
2007-2014 Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology,
Project Leader
2014- Kangwon National University, Assistant Professor

Field of Specialization
Material Synthesis / Engineering

Kangwon National University(Korea) 

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Electrides
  • 2-dimensional conducting materials
  • Proton and oxide-ion conducting oxides


  • May.2015
    Online Published in 「ACS Nano」 as reporting “enhanced thermoelectric properties by synthesizing multi-shell nanoplates”。
  • Jan.2015
    Online Published in 「Science」 as reporting “high-performance bulk thermoelectrics by grain-boundary engineering” 。
  • Feb.2013
    Online Published in 「Advanced Materials」 as reporting “enhanced thermoelectric properties of Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3 nanoflakes” 。

Selected Awards

  • 2010
    JSPS Outstanding Paper Award(The Japan Society of Applied Physics)
  • 2011
    Researcher of the Year Award(Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
  • 2016
    Young Ceramist Award(The Korean Ceramic Society)

Selected Publications 

  • Synthesis of multi-shell nanoplates by consecutive epitaxial growth of Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3 nanoplates and enhanced thermoelectric properties, ACS Nano 9, 6843 (2015).
  • Dense dislocation arrays embedded in grain boundaries for high-performance bulk thermoelectrics, Science 348, 109 (2015).
  • Surfactant-free scalable synthesis of Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3 nanoflakes and enhanced thermoelectric properties of their nanocomposites, Adv. Mater25, 1425 (2013).
  • Enhancement of the thermoelectric figure-of-merit in a wide temperature range in In4Se3-xCl0.03 bulk crystals, Adv. Mater23, 2191 (2011).