Sung Wng Kim

2003-2008 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Researcher
2008-2009 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor
2009-2012 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor
2012-2016 Sungkyunkwan University, Associate Professor
2016- Sungkyunkwan University, Professor

Field of Specialization
Material Physics/Engineering

Sungkyunkwan University(Korea)

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Thermoelectric energy materials
  • Electrides
  • Transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Solvated Electrons
  • Two-dimensional electron gas,
  • Superconductivity,
  • Inorganic Catalyst


  • Aug.2015
    Online Published in 「Sciecnce」 as reporting “phase patterning for ohmic homojunction contact in MoTe2”。
  • May.2015
    Online Published in 「Science」 as reporting “high-performance bulk thermoelectrics by grain-boundary engineering” 。
  • Feb.2013
    Online Published in 「Nature」 as reporting “the first 2D electride material of Ca2N” 。

Selected Awards

  • 2017
    SKKU Young-Felllowship from Sungkyunkwan University
  • 2015
    The Prize of Monthly Scientist from Korean Government

Selected Publications

  • Phase patterning for ohmic homojunction contact in MoTe2, Science 349, 6248 (2015).
  • Dense dislocation arrays embedded in grain boundaries for high-performance bulk thermoelectrics, Science 348, 109 (2015).
  • Band gap opening in few-layered monoclinic MoTe2, Nat. Phys. 11, 482 (2015).
  • Dicalcium nitride as a two-dimensional electride with an anionic electron layer, Nature 494, 336 (2013).