Sang-Il Seok is currently a distinguished professor at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST), Korea. He also holds a dual appointment as an adjunct professor at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Korea. He is directing Global Research Laboratory, funded through the National Research Foundation of Korea under the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future, Korea. He obtained his PhD degree at the Department of Inorganic Materials Engineering of Seoul National University, Korea, in1995 . From 1996 to 1997, he experienced a post-doc to investigate defects and transport in Fe-Ti-O Spinel structure in Cornell University, USA and visiting scholar in University of Surrey, UK, in 2003 and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2006 respectively. His major research interests were inorganic/organic hybrid materials through sol-gel process for optical amplifier, high dielectrics, corrosion-resistance coatings etc. Since 2006, his research focus is based on the integration of mesoporous architect/semiconductor nanocrystals (including quantum dots)/polymeric hole conductors for high-performance inofganic-organic hybrid photovoltaic such as photodetectors and solar cells, and novel materials for them. He published around 160 papers including Nature, Science etc. with several awards for his Excellency.
Dong Jee Kim lately joined as a President and Head of the Institute with a mission for the industrialization of laboratory scaled perovskite solar cells to the commercialized module. He has an industrial experience of thin film solar cell and module. He also has a variable capability of leading a private company as TG Solar and globalized company as KISTLER Korea GM, and organizing a R&D team (Defense Department of WIA) as well. His academic background is as follows: got a Ph.D. of Material Science in 1988 and Master Degree of Material Science in 1983 at KAIST, and graduated at Seoul National University in 1981 as a Bachler of Metallurgical Engineering.
Nam-Gyu Park is professor and SKKU-Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 1988, 1992 and 1995, respectively. He worked at ICMCB-CNRS, France, from 1996 to 1997 and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA, from 1997 to 1999 as postdoctoral researchers. He worked as Director of Solar Cell Research Center at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) from 2005 to 2009 and as a principal scientist at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) from 2000 to 2005 before joining Sungkyunkwan University as a full professor in 2009. He has been doing researches on high efficiency mesoscopic solar cells including perovskite solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell since 1997. He is pioneer in solid state perovskite solar cell, which was first developed in 2012. He received awards, including Scientist Award of the Month (MEST, Korea), KyungHyang Electricity and Energy Award (KEPCO, Korea), KIST Award of the Year (KIST, Korea) and Dupont Science and Technology Award (Dupont Korea), SKKU fellowship, and MRS Outstanding Research Award (MRS, Boston), WCPEC Paper Award (Kyoto, Japan), Hamakawa Award of PVSEC (Busan, Korea) and KAST Engineering Award (KAST, Korea). He published over 220 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Energy and Nature Communications, 80 patent applications, 1 book editor, 7 book chapters. He received H-index of 66 as of January, 2017.
Mansoo choi is a director of Global Frontier Center for Multiscale Energy System. The Global Frontier Center for Multiscale Energy Systems in Seoul National University was established on September 2011 with the aim of developing a break-through technology for renewable energy systems, particularly for solar and fuel cells, that can compete with fossil fuel. The center is supported by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and subsequently the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning with an annual research fund of approximately ten million dollars. Core technologies developed through the Center will be transferred to FES(Frontier Energy Solution) to commercialize the Perovskite solar cells and related photonic devices.
- Period : 2011. 9 ~ 2020. 8 (9 years)
- Annual Budget : About USD 10 millions
- Participants : 13 Universities and 3 Research Institutes about 350 Researchers (including 42 Professors and Senior Researchers)
- SNU, SKKU, KAIST, POSTECH, DGIST, UNIST, Yonsei University, Korea University, Sogang University, Hanyang University, Incheon National University, University of Seoul and University of Pittsburgh, KRICT, KIST and KIMM
Hyun Suk Jung is an associate professor in school of advanced materials science & engineering at Sungkyunkwan university (SKKU). He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in materials science & engineering from Seoul National University (SNU), in 1997, 1999, and 2004, respectively. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a director’s postdoctoral fellow in 2005. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers including Nature Communications, Energy and Environmental Science and Advanced Energy Materials, and holds more than 40 patents regarding synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials and solar energy conversion devices such as photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices. He presently researches perovskite solar cells and flexible solar cells
Ki Tae Nam is an associate professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Seoul National University since 2010. After obtaining PhD at MIT, awarded as outstanding thesis, he worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop new energy materials. His patents were licensed to US based Companies, Cambrios and Siluira. He is visioning that stability issue of perovskite solar cell can be improved to the level of silicon solar cell, by scientific understanding on inorganic and organic interface, and ionic defects that is his expertise. Ultimately, current issue with CO2 increase can be solved by wide use of the Perovskite solar cell developed by the Frontier Energy Solution.