PROFESSOR

Lab Director

Keon Jae Lee 

(이건재)


KAIST Vice President, Institute for Technology Value Creation (ITVC)

KAIST Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST 

Executive Director, KAIST Technology Licencing Office (TLO)

Executive Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)

Director, Center for Humanplus Artificial Intelligent Sensor

Young KAIST Member of Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

Editorial Board, Advanced Materials (Wiley, IF=32)

Co-founder & CTO, FRONICS Inc.  

Contact

Address

W-1 Building #4306, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST (Map)
373-1 Guseong Dong, Yusung-gu, Daejeon, Korea, ZIP: 305-701 (Google Map)

NumberPhone: 82-42-350-3343
Fax: 82-42-350-3310    
E-mailkeonlee@kaist.ac.kr
SiteURL:
http://hand.kaist.ac.kr (LAB)  
CV: Prof. Lee's CV
Google Scholar:
http://goo.gl/eyzp9W (h-index: 82)

Education

EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States. 
(Ph.D, 2006)

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea 

(B.S., 2001)

Daewon Foreign Language High School (1994)

Courses
Spring: MS415 (Introduction to Semiconductor Devices)
Coursera Link

Fall: MS635 (Semiconductor Process Design)

Experience

2024 - Current

KAIST Vice President, Institute for Technology Value Creation (ITVC)

2024 - Current

Executive Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)

2024 - Current

Executive Director, KAIST Technology Licencing Office (TLO)

2022 - Current

KAIST endowed Chair Professor 
(KAIST 지정 석좌교수)  

2018 - Current

Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST 

2020 - Current

Director, Center for Humanplus Artificial Intelligent Sensor

2020 - Current

Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Materials (Wiley, Impact Factor=32, 
http://bit.ly/3rOpUci)

2016 - Current

Co-founder & Advisor, FRONICS Inc. 
(http://fronics.com)

2018 - 

2020

Young KAST member, Korea Academy of Science and Technology (차세대 한국과학기술한림원 회원)

2021 - 2023

Director, Strategic Collaboration R&D of Materials, Parts and Equipments

2021 - 2023

Founder & Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) 

2021 - 2023

Director, KAIST University-Industrial Liasion Center (산학협력 센터장)

2019 - 

2020

Visiting Professor, Brain Science Institute, KIST 
(한국과학기술연구원 뇌과학연구소)

2009 - 

2018

Assistant & Associate Professor, Dept. of MSE, KAIST 

2020

Aug

Guest Editor of Advanced Materials (IF=32), 'Special Issue on KAIST 50th Anniversary' 

2019 

May

Guest Editor of Nano Energy (IF=19), 'Special Issue on 4th NGPT in Korea' 

2018 

May

Chair of 4th International Conference on Nanogenerator and Piezotronics 

2013 - 

2014

Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 

2012 - 

2015

Director, Flexible and Nanobio National Research Lab.

2011 - 

2016

Executive Constultant to KOLON, Center for KOLON Lifestyle Innovation 

2006 - 

2008

Semiconductor Design  Staff, Unistantis Electronics (https://unisantis.com)

Research

Current

Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors

Flexible III-V microLED 

Neuromorphic Computing 

Memristor, PRAM  & Flexible LSI

Laser induced Electronics 

Stretchable healthcare sensors 

Honor and Awards

2023
Prof. Lee won 'Top 100 National Research and Development Achievements'. (과기부) 
Prof. Lee was selected 'Best Materials Science Scientists in South Korea' for Top 100 highly cited researcher. (research.com) 
Prof. Lee won '2023 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
2022
Prof. Lee won Academic Award from MRS
Prof. Lee won '2022 KAIST Impact Research Award' 
2021
Prof. Lee won Deputy Prime Minister's Award (부총리상)
Prof. Lee won '2021 KAIST Impact Research Award'
2020
Prof. Lee won '2020 KAIST Impact Research Award'
2019Prof. Lee won '2019 KAIST Technology Innovation Award'
2018Prof. Lee was selected for Young KAST member from Korean Academy of Science and Technology 
2017Prof. Lee won Outstanding Paper Award from Nano Convergence
Prof. Lee won KAIST Institute Fusion Research Award
2015

Prof. Lee won 'Advanced Materials Scientist Award' from International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM, Sweden)

Prof. Lee won '2014 KAIST Top 10 Research Award'

2014Prof. Lee gave an invited talk at Summer Davos Forum as KAIST Representative.

Prof. Lee won Minister's Award from Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. (미래창조과학부 장관상 수상)

2012

Flexible battery is highlighted in Nature as ' The Most Viewed Papers in Science'.

Prof. Lee won '2012 Merck Young Scientists Awards' from 12th International Meeting on Information Display. (IMID, Aug 12)

2011Prof. Lee won '2011 KAIST Technology Innovation Award' 
2010Thin Film Nanogenerator is selected as 'Top 10 Lifestyle Innovation Technology', Donga Science 
2009George Smith Award for the best paper published in IEEE Elect. Dev. Lett. in 2008
2006

The patents of printed semiconductor technology are licensed to Semprius Inc.

Printed semiconductor technology won 2006 Innovation Award of Wall Street Journal

Academic Committee 

학회 활동

Advanced Materials (Wiley, IF 32), Editorial Board Member

2018 Chair of NGPT (International Conference of Nanogenerators and Piezotronics, Seoul Korea)

한국 재료학회 (Korean MRS) 이사       

대한 금속 재료학회 (Korean Institute of Metals and Materials) 학술위원   

대한 금속 재료학회  재료마당 편집위원  

한국 전기전자재료학회 (Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers)  이사  

ICAE (International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials)  조직위원 & 이사

ENGE (International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment) 조직 위원

한국 반도체학술대회 나노분과 위원

국가과학기술연구회 IoT 및 웨어러블 기기 융합클러스터 위원

미국 Material Research Society (MRS) 멤버

PROFESSOR

 Lab Director 

Keon Jae Lee (이건재) 

KAIST Vice President, Institute for Technology Value Creation (ITVC)

KAIST Endowed Chair Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

Executive Director, KAIST Technology Licencing Office (TLO)

Executive Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)

Director, Center for Humanplus Artificial Intelligent Sensor

Young KAST Member,  Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

Editorial Board,  Advanced Materials (Wiley, IF=32)

Co-founder & CTO, FRONICS Inc.  

Contact

Address
   W-1 Building #4306, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST (Map)
373-1 Guseong Dong, Yusung-gu, Daejeon, Korea, ZIP: 305-701 (Google Map)
Number
   Phone: 82-42-350-3343
   Fax: 82-42-350-3310    
E-mail
   keonlee@kaist.ac.kr
Site
   URL: http://hand.kaist.ac.kr
   CV: Prof. Lee's CV
   Google Scholar:  http://goo.gl/eyzp9W (h-index: 82)

Education


Education


   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States. (Ph.D, 2006)

   Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (B.S., 2001)

   Daewon Foreign Language High School (1994)

Courses
   Spring: MS415 (Introduction to Semiconductor Devices)
  
   Fall: MS635 (Semiconductor Process Design)
   
   Coursera Link


Experience

2024 - Current
   KAIST Vice President, Institute for Technology Value Creation (ITVC)
2024 - Current
   Executive Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)
2024 - Current
   Executive Director, KAIST Licencing Office (TLO)
2022 - Current
   KAIST Endowed Chair Professor (KAIST 지정 석좌교수)
 2018 - Current
   Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST
2020 - Current
   Director, Center for Humanplus Artificial Intelligent Sensor
2020 - Current
   Editorial Board, Advanced Materials (Wiley, Impact Factor=32, http://bit.ly/3rOpUci
2016 - Current
   Co-founder & Advisor, FRONICS Inc. (http://fronics.com)
2018 - 2020
   Young KAST member, Korea Academy of Science and Technology (차세대 한국과학기술한림원 회원)
2021 - 2023
   Director, Strategic Collaboration R&D of Materials, Parts and Equipments
2021 - 2023
   Founder & Director, KAIST Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)
2021 - 2023
   Director, KAIST University-Industrial Liaison Center (산학협력 센터장) 
2019 - 2020
   Visiting Professor, Brain Science Institute, KIST (한국과학기술연구원 뇌과학연구소)
2009 - 2018
   Assistant & Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST 
2020 Aug
   Guest Editor of Advanced Materials (IF=32), 'Special Issue on KAIST 50th Anniversary' 
2019 May
   Guest Editor of Nano Energy (IF=19), 'Special Issue on 4th NGPT in Korea' 
2018 May
   Chair of 4th International Conference on Nanogenerator and Piezotronics (NGPT) 
2013 - 2014
   Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA 
2012 - 2015
   Director, Flexible and Nanobio National Research Lab.
2011 - 2016
   Executive Constultant to KOLON, Center for KOLON-KAIST Lifestyle Innovation 
2006 - 2008
  Semiconductor Design  Staff, Unisantis Electronics 

Research


Current Research


   Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors

   Flexible III-V microLED for display and biomedical applications

   Neuromorphic Computing Flexible large scale integration (LSI)  

   Memristor, phase change memory & Flexible LSI

   Laser material interactions for flexible electronics

   Stretchable healthcare sensors

   Self-powered flexible electronic systems 



Research Experience


   Self-powered device and sensor
  • Self-powered flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensor
  • Self-powered flexible piezoelectric healthcare sensor               
  • Flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting and strorage devices
  • Wearable triboelectric energy harvesting devices


   Laser material interaction for flexible electronics and nanomaterials

  • Laser lift-off for flexible electronic and display
  • Self-powered flexible piezoelectric healthcare sensor               


   Flexible inorganic microLED

  • Flexible GaAs/GaN micro LED for display and biomedical applications
  • Flexible large scale integration (LSI)
  • Flexible electronics for invivo biomedical applications      

              

   Neuromorphic memory devices (Memristor, Phase change memory)

  • Self assembly for memristors & low-power PRAM
  • Flexible memory (RRAM, PRAM & Flash Memory)  
  • Self-structured filament nanoheater for PRAM     


   Materials Analysis

  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS),  Raman spectroscopy
  • Atomic Force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectromether (XPS)     

    

   Microfabricaton & Electrical property measurement

  • Nanopatterning (50 -100 nm) and soft lithography
  • Thin film growth of semiconductor materials
  • Dry etching: Inductively coupled plasma etching (ICP)
  • LED measurement of EL, PL, CIE and power intensity
  • Memory measurement (CV & IV) for RRAM, PRAM and Flash memory 

Honor and Awards

2023
   Prof. Lee won 'Top 100 National Research and Development Achievements'. (과기부 '국가연구개발 우수성과 100선')
   Prof. Lee won '2023 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
2022
   Prof. Lee won Academic Award from MRS-K. (한국재료학회 학술상)
   Prof. Lee won 'Best Materials Science Scientists in South Korea' for Top 100 highly cited researcher. (research.com)
   Prof. Lee won '2022 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
2021
   Prof. Lee won Deputy Prime Minister's Award. (부총리상 수상)  
   Prof. Lee won '2021 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
2020
   Prof. Lee won '2020 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
2019
   Prof. Lee won '2019 KAIST Technology Innovation Award'
   Prof. Lee won '2019 KAIST Impact Research Award' for top 1% citation among KAIST Engineering School
 2018
   Prof. Lee was selected for Young KAST member from Korean Academy of Science and Technology 
2017
   Prof. Lee won Outstanding Paper Award from Nano Convergence 
   Prof. Lee won KAIST Institute Fusion Research Award 
2015

   Prof. Lee won 'Advanced Materials Scientist Award' from International Association of Advanced Materials (Sweden)

   Prof. Lee won '2014 KAIST Top 10 Research Award'

2014
   Prof. Lee gave an invited talk at Summer Davos Forum as KAIST Representative.

   Prof. Lee won Minister's Award from Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. (미래창조과학부 장관상 수상)

   Cover feature articles for Advanced Materials (April, July & Nov), Advanced Functional Materials (May), and Small (Jan).

   Prof. Lee gave an invited talk at Harvard University and MIT, Boston.

2012

   Flexible battery is highlighted in Nature as ' The Most Viewed Papers in Science'.

   Prof. Lee won '2012 Merck Young Scientists Awards' from International Meeting on Information Display. (IMID, Aug 12)

   FAND group  was selected for National Research Laboratory from National Research Foundation of Korea.

   Prof. Lee gave 'Keynote Speak' at International SPIE Conference  (San Diego, Aug 2012)

   Prof. Lee gave 'Plenary Speak' at International Conference of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (Nov 2012)

2011
   Prof. Lee won '2011 KAIST Technology Innovation Award' 
2010
   Thin Film Nanogenerator is selected as 'Top 10 Lifestyle Innovation Technology', Donga Science 
2009
   George Smith Award for the best paper published in IEEE Elect. Dev. Lett. in 2008
2006

   Three dimensional chips are published in Science  

   The patents of printed semiconductor technology are licensed to Semprius Inc.

   Printed semiconductor technology won 2006 Innovation Award of Wall Street Journal

   Cover feature article for the Jan issue of Nature Materials   

Representative Publications


Corresponding Author, KAIST

"Universal Selective Transfer Printing via Micro-vacuum Force" Nature Comm., 14, 7744, 2023 

"Simultaneous emulation of synaptic and intrinsic plasticity using a memristive synapse" Nature Comm., 13, 2811, 2022

"Laser-induced Phase Separation of silicon carbide" Nature Comm.,  7, 13562, 2016

"Biomimetic Flexible Piezoelectric Mobile Acoustic Sensors for Machine Learning Biometrics" Sci. Adv.,  7, eabe5683, 2021

"Clinical Validation of a Wearable Piezoelectric Blood-Pressure Sensor for Continuous Health Monitoring" Adv. Mater., 26, 2301627, 2023

"Self-Powered Real-Time Arterial Pulse Monitoring using Epidermal Piezoelectric Sensors", Adv. Mater., 29, 1702308, 2017

"Wearable Surface-Lighting Micro-Light-Emitting Diode Patch for Melanogenesis Inhibition"Adv. Healthc. Mater., 12, 2201796, 2023

"Progress in Brain-Compatible Interfaces with Soft Nanomaterials", Adv. Mater., 32, 1907522, 2020

"Flexible Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensor and Machine Learning for Speech Processing", Adv. Mater., 32, 1904020, 2020

"Flexible PZT Thin Film Nanogenerator using Laser Lift off" Adv. Mater. 26, 2514,2014

"Micro Light-Emitting Diodes for Display and Biomedical Applications", Adv. Funct. Mater, 29, 1808075, 2019

"Theoretical Basis of Biomimetic Flexible Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensors" Adv. Funct. Mater, 2309316, 2023

"Machine Learning-based Self-powered Acoustic Sensor for Speaker Recognition", Nano Energy, 53, 658, 2018

"Flexible Crossbar-Structured Phase Change Memory Array ", Adv. Funct. Mater.,  29, 1806338, 2019

"Trichogenic Photostimulation Using Flexible Micro LED", ACS Nano, 12, 9587, 2018

"Bio-plausible Memristive Neural Components towards Brain-like Intelligence" Materials Today 62, 251, 2023

"Monolithic Flexible Vertical GaN LED for Transparent Wireless Brain Optical Stimulator", Adv. Mater., 30, 1800649, 2018

"Optogenetic Control of Body Movements via Flexible Vertical Light-Emitting Diodes", Nano Energy, 44, 447, 2018

"Flash Light Millisecond Self-Assembly of High χ Block Copolymers", Adv. Mater., 29, 1700595, 2017

"Laser Material Interaction for Flexible Application" Adv. Mater. 29, 1603473, 2017

"Flash-Induced Self-Limited Plasmonic Welding of Silver Nanowire Network" Adv. Mater. 29, 1603473, 2017

"Skin-Like Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Transparent Displays" Adv. Funct. Mater.,  26, 6170, 2016

"Self-powered Deep Brain Stimulation via a Flexible PIMNT Energy Harvester"  Energy Environ. Sci. 8, 2677, 2015

"Self-Structured Conductive Filament Nanoheater for Phase Change Memory"  ACS Nano, 9, 6587, 2015

"Performance Enhancement of Electronic and Energy Devices via Block Copolymer Self-Assembly" Adv. Mater., 27, 3982, 2015

"Hyper-Stretchable Elastic Composite Energy Harvester "  Adv. Mater.,  27, 2866, 2015  

"Flexible Phase Change Memory Array via Block Copolymer Self-assembly" ACS Nano, 9, 4120, 2015

"Flexible Crossbar Resistive Memory Arrays via Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off "  Adv. Mater., 26, 7480, 2014

"Flexible Inorganic Piezoelectric Acoustic Nanosensor for Biomimetic Artificial Hair Cell" Adv. Func. Mater., 24, 6914, 2014

"Self-powered Fully-Flexible Light Emitting Systems enabled by Flexible Energy Harvester "  Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 4035, 2014

"Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker by Flexible Nanogenerator"  Adv. Mater. 26, 4880, 2014

"Bendable Inorganic Thin-Film Battery for Fully Flexible Electronic Systems", Nano Letters, 12, 4810, 2012.  

"Flexible Nanocomposite Generator Made of BaTiO3 Nanoparticles and Graphitic Carbons", Adv. Mater., 24, 2999, 2012.

"Flexible Memristive Memory Array on Plastic Substrates", Nano Letters, 11, 5438, 2011

"Piezoelectric BaTiO3 Thin Film Nanogenerator on Plastic Substrates", Nano Letters, 10, 4939, 2010.

"Water-resistant Flexible GaN LED on LCP Substrate for Implantable Biomedical Applications", Nano Energy, 1, 145, 2012. 

"Reliable Control of Filament Formation in Resistive Memories by Self-assembled Block Copolymer" ACS Nano, 8 9492, 2014

"Self-assembled BCP Incorporation in Phase-change Memory for Switching Power Reduction", ACS Nano, 7, 2651, 2013.

"In vivo Silicon Based Flexible RFICs Monolithically Encapsulated with LCP", ACS Nano, 7, 4545, 2013.


                 In UIUC


"Heterogeneous Three Dimensional Electronics by Use of Printed Semiconductor Nanomaterials", Science, 314, 1754, 2006.

“Transfer Printing by Kinetic Control of Adhesion to Soft, Elastomeric Stamp”, Nature Materials, 5, 33, 2006.

"Large Area, Selective Transfer of High Performance Si Transistors on Flexible Substrates", Adv. Mater., 17, 2336, 2005.

Academic Committee 

Academic Committee Member (학회 활동)

Adv. Mater. (Wiley, IF 32), Editorial Board (Link

2018 Chair of NGPT (International Conference of Nanogenerators and Piezotronics, Seoul Korea)

한국 재료학회 (Korean MRS) 이사       

대한 금속 재료학회 (Korean Institute of Metals and Materials) 학술위원   

대한 금속 재료학회  재료마당 편집위원  

한국 전기전자재료학회 (Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers)  이사  

ICAE (International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials)  조직위원 & 이사

ENGE (International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment) 조직 위원

한국 반도체학술대회 나노분과 위원

국가과학기술연구회 IoT 및 웨어러블 기기 융합클러스터 위원

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