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    Welcome to the Advanced Materials Laboratory

    Advanced Materials Laboratory at INHA University is focused on developing novel materials and advanced manufacturing technologies to improve the performance of mechanical and energy & environmental applications. Our research area includes energy & environmental nanocomposites, micro/nanomachined sensors and actuators, and thermal energy harvesters that convert wasted energy into useful electrical energy.






    - 에너지 수확장치(중견연구자지원사업), 의수/의족 복합 센싱 소켓(바이오의료기기사업) 연구분야 대학원생 및 연구원 모집


    - 센서 및 구동기를 위한 기능성 나노 복합재료 연구분야 대학원생 및 연구원 모집




    Selected publications



    High thermopower for liquid thermoelectrics


    Nano Energy, 31, 160-167, 2017


    Thermogalvanic cell (thermocell) represents a promising technology for converting low grade waste heat to electricity. For the cell to be attractive, however, the voltage generated for a given temperature difference has to be high. We report that the electrochemical thermopower can be more than doubled to 2.9 mV/K when an organic solvent with an appropriate solubility parameter is added to the aqueous electrolyte of ferri/ferrocyanide....read more


    Suctioning and Storing Liquid Body of Spilled Oil


    Scientific Reports, 6, 22339, 2016


    Despite remarkable strides in science and technology, the strategy for spilled oil collection has remained almost the same since the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. The graphene vessel devised here can bring about an important yet basic change in the strategy for spilled oil collection. When it is placed on the oil-covered seawater, the graphene vessel selectively separates the oil, then collects and stores the collected oil in the vessel...read more


    High Efficiency Thermal Energy Harvester


    Nature Communications, 7, 10600, 2016


    Conversion of low-grade waste heat into electricity is an important energy harvesting strategy. However, abundant heat from these low-grade thermal streams cannot be harvested readily because of the absence of efficient, inexpensive devices that can convert the waste heat into electricity...read more



    Nanotube Sheet Flutter for Harvesting Ambient Kinetic Energy of Moving Air


    Scientific Reports, 4, 6105, 2014


    Carbon nanotube aerogel sheets can exploit EMI to provide mechanical actuation at very low applied voltages, to harvest mechanical energy from small air pressure fluctuations, and to detect infrasound at inaudible frequencies below 20 Hz...read more


    Utilization of Body Heat for Powering Electronic Devices


    Nano Research, 7(4), 443-452, 2014


    Plastic thermo-electrochemical cells have been investigated as an alternative to conventional thermoelectrics for thermal energy harvesting. Plastic thermocells are flexible enough to be wearable on the human body and to be wrapped around cylindrical shapes...read more


    Fundamentals: Waste Thermal Energy Harvester


    Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 477-489, 2012


    Nanocarbon-based thermocells are investigated as an alternative to conventional thermoelectrics for thermal energy harvesting. The dependencies of power output on thermocell parameters are examined to provide practical design elements and principles...read more


    NanoMechanical Transducer


    Advanced Materials, 20 (16) 3131-3137, 2008


    We present an integrated approach for multilayered nanocomposite membrane made from layer-by-layer assembled polymers and single-wall carbon nanotubes. The integrated approach with bottom-up and top-down provides multifunctional molecular assemblies of tailored architectures and material properties...read more


    Sandwich-type Laminated Nanocomposites


    Advanced Materials, 19 (3), 427-432, 2007


    Here we report a novel layering approach for CNT/Cu laminated nanocomposites based on selective dip-coating of CNTs. Homogeoneous distribution of CNTs within the in-plane direction can be easily obtained by using a dip-coating of CNTs with a stable dispersive colloidal ...read more