KIM Soochan | 김수찬

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

제2공학관 25동 5층

Research Areas

Functional Polymers & Electrochemistry

Research Interests

Our research team is working towards developing advanced functional polymers that can serve as core materials in electrochemical applications. Our focus areas include not only the development of new functional polymers but also in-depth characterizations for a fundamental understanding of materials and their properties. Currently, we are focused on studying the role and behaviors of developed functional polymers in next-generation batteries as polymer binders, solid-state electrolytes, artificial interfaces, additives, separators, and cases.

Selected Publications

  1. “Permselective Ionic-Shield for High-Performance Lithium–Sulfur Batteries” Nano Letters 23(22), 10391-10397(2023).
  2. “Achieving Fast and Reversible Sulfur Redox by Proper Interaction of Electrolyte in Potassium Batteries” ACS Energy Letters 8, 2169-2176 (2023).
  3. “Self-assembled functional layers onto separator toward practical lithium metal batteries” Chemical Engineering Journal 454, 140191 (2023).
  4. “Thin solid electrolyte separators for solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries” Nano Letters 22 (24), 10176-10183 (2022).
  5. “Recycling respirator masks to a high-value product: From COVID-19 prevention to highly efficient battery separator” Chemical Engineering Journal 430,132723 (2022).
  6. “Bio-Derived Materials Achieving High Performance in Alkali Metal–Chalcogen Batteries” Advanced Functional Materials 31 (12), 2008354 (2021).
  7. “Fast-Charging Lithium–Sulfur Batteries Enabled via Lean Binder Content” Small 16, 2004372 (2020).
  8. “Saponin-containing multifunctional binder toward superior long-term cycling stability in Li–S batteries” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8, 10419-10425 (2020).
  9. “High-Performance Li–Se Battery Enabled via a One-Piece Cathode Design” Advanced Energy Materials 10, 1903477 (2020).
  10. “Multifunctional Chitosan–rGO Network Binder for Enhancing the Cycle Stability of Li–S Batteries” Advanced Functional Materials 30, 1907680 (2020).

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2023-2024)
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2021-2023)