Kimoon Lee

2010-2013 Tokyo Institute of Technology,Frontier Research Center, Research Associate
2013-2015 Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology,Materials R&D Center, Research Staff Member
2015- Kunsan National University,Department of Physics, Assistant Professor

Field of Specialization
Material/Device Physics

Kunsan National University (Korea)

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Development of new classes of 2D materials and their device applications
  • Synthesis and characterization for inorganic electride materials


  • Jan.2017
    Online Published in 「Journal of the American Chemical Society」 as reporting “anisotropic magnetism comes from interstitial electrons in 2D electride”。
  • Jan.2016
    Online Published in 「Scientific Reports」 as reporting “the first semiconducting to metallic transition in 2D metal dichalcogenide material by substitutional doping” 。
  • Feb.2013
    Online Published in 「Nature」 as reporting “the first 2D electride material of Ca2N” 。

Selected Awards 

  • 2006
    The Best Academic Research Award from Yonsei University
  • 2009
    Outstanding Presentation Award from The Korean Physics Society
  • 2010
    The Best Paper Award from Yonsei University

Selected Publications

  • Strong localization of anionic electrons at interlayer for electrical and magnetic anisotropy in two-dimensional Y2C electride, J. Am. Chem. Soc139, 615 (2017).
  • Metallic conduction induced by direct anion site doping in layered SnSe2Sci. Rep6, 19733 (2016).
  • Dicalcium nitride as a two-dimensional electride with an anionic electron layer, Nature 494, 336 (2013).
  • Interfacial trap density-of-states in pentacene- and ZnO-based thin-film transistors measured via novel photo-excited charge-collection spectroscopy, Adv. Mater22, 3260 (2010).