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DirectorKIM Kimoon

  • KIM Kimoon DirectorKIM Kimoon
  • KIM Won Jong Group LeaderKIM Won Jong
  • RHEE Young Min Group LeaderRHEE Young Min
  • LEE Eunsung Research FellowLEE Eunsung
  • BAEK Kangkyun Research FellowBAEK Kangkyun
  • HWANG Ilha Research FellowHWANG Ilha
  • PARK Kyeng Min Research FellowPARK Kyeng Min
  • ROH Joon Ho Research FellowROH Joon Ho

Pushing the limits of self-assembly

Contact Info

Tel. +82-54-279-9932

Fax. +82-54-279-8129

Address

IBS Center for Self-assembly and Complexity
Room 112-1, No.1 Laboratories Building, POSTECH,
77, Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Major Publications

How a short double-stranded DNA bends

Deciphering the Specific High-Affinity Binding of Cucurbit[7]uril to Amino Acids in Water

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nitric Oxide Radicals

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Director
Director KIM Kimoon

Director KIM Kimoon

Professor Kim is the director of the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, established in August 2012. Director Kim received his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Stanford, he had previously gained his M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST). In 1997 he was announced as the Director of the Center for Smart Supramolecules (CSS) within Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).
He was promoted to a Fellow at POSTECH in 2009 previous to his directorship at IBS.

Introduction
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Understanding the fundamental principles behind complexity and emergence in selfassembly

  • - Studying self-assembly under non-equilibrium conditions and developing molecular network systems
  • - Developing new types of materials such as emergent nanomaterials with fundamentally novel characteristics via self-assembly
Main research activities

Our research center studies self-assembly in complex environments and habitats where a number of elements are known to mix in the natural world. We also study well-refined, contained environments (the main area of research up to now) so that we can overcome existing limitations of research into self-assembly. One objective is to study the manifest specific properties of self-assembly by either controlling specific variables or by producing materials with such properties.

If our trials are successful, we should be able to develop previously undiscovered molecular aggregates and materials that have outstanding properties and functions. These valuable materials can be used for making tools that diagnose and treat cancers in the early stages. We can also use them for the development of technologies for producing or storing clean energy (e.g., solar power, hydrogen, etc.).

In addition, our studies on self-assembly in complex environments should elucidate some of nature's underlying puzzles. Questions on the chemical origins of life can be answered with a deeper understanding of self-assembly.

Organization

Organization

Main research results
  • Self-assembly of Nanostructured Materials through Irreversible Covalent Bond Formation
    (Nature Chemistry, 2014, Acc. Chem. Res. 2015)
  • Poly-Cyclodextrin and Poly-Paclitaxel Nano-Assembly for Anticancer Therapy
    (Nature Communications, 2014)
  • Hydrolytic Transformation of Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks to Hierarchical Micro- and Mesoporous MOFs
    (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015)
  • High Affinity Host-Guest FRET Pair for Single-Vesicle Content-Mixing Assay: Observation of Flickering Fusion Events
    (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015)
  • N-Heterocyclic Carbene Nitric Oxide Radicals
    (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015)
Personnel
Personnel status
Total77
Gender58(Male), 19(Female)
Korean/ International66(Korean), 11(International)
Degree
Position

As of Dec. 2015

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