I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in the lab ... is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him/her like a fairy tale.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
Madame Curie

Check out our latest group news

May 2023

Congratulations to Sanghyun for receiving the 2023 KSEA-KUSCO Graduate Scholarship! 

May 2023

Congratulations to Azzaya, Zhuang, and Jong-Hoon for the acceptance of their joint first-author paper by Chemical Reviews! It has been a tour de force – the longest paper we’ve ever written. The paper is entitled “From Solution to Thin Film: Molecular Assembly of π-Conjugated Systems and Impact on (Opto)electronic Properties”. Thanks to Gonzalo, Changhyun, and Brandon Onusaitis for their contributions as well.

May 2023

Professor Ying Diao invited to give New Horizons Solvay lectures. The titles of her lectures are “Cooperative Polymorphic Transitions for Dynamic Electronic Crystals” and “Non-Equilibrium Assembly of Functional Polymers for Sustainable Earth and Habitable Mars.

Further information about this news can be found here.

May 2023

Congratulations to Siqing for being selected for the Summer 2023 Hanratty Travel Award!

April 2023

Congratulations on acceptance of Jong-Hoon ‘s work, entitled “Recycling the Energy of Indoor Light: Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaics via a Ternary Strategy” by ACS applied polymer materials! Also thanks to co-authors Azzaya, and Changhyun for your contributions! You can find more about this paper here.

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