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Welcome to Lee's research group in Pusan National University
대학원 과정에 관심있는 분들은 이메일 연락바랍니다.

​Light makes our life shine

Our group pursues to understand the light-matter interaction at the nano-/micro-scales and find a new light-related phenomenon.

Based on the novel light phenomena, we are on a mission to advance new photonic materials and next-generation optoelectronics for the contributions to the fields of energy, security, sensing, bio-medical devices, and imaging systems.

Specifically, our research encompasses from photonic material level (e.g., nanophotonics and metasurfaces)  to optical device/system level (e.g., energy-saving systems and bio-inspired imaging systems).

We imagine our future society full of safety and prosperity by the light-related technologies.

Cuttlefish-inspired artificial vision

Cuttlefish, which is one of aquatic animal living under shallow water, has a unique W-shaped pupil and polarization-recognizable receptors. We have implemented the artificial vision by imitating these features for a sensor of autonomous driving.

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  • 2023-10-10: Gyu Tae Park has joined our group!

  • 2023-08-04: Our paper entitled "Parabolic Mirror-Assisted Thermoelectric and Radiative Cooling System for Maximizing Power Generation Utilizing Solar and Outer Space Thermodynamic Resources" is published in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

  • 2023-07-24: Our paper entitled "Scalable, Patternable Glass-Infiltrated Ceramic Radiative Coolers for Energy-Saving Architectural Applications" is published in Advanced Science (IF:15.1, JCR 7%).

  • 2023-07-18: Min Seo Park has joined our group!

  • 2023-07-05: Jung Mi Im has joined our group!

  • 2023-06-30: Heejun Nam has won 'Best poster award' in IEIE 2023!

  • 2023-06-20: Dong Gyun Ryu has joined our group!

  • 2023-06-19: Min Seong Kim, Hee Jun Nam, Jeong Jin Kim, and Mi Jin Hong have been selected as the BK21 PNU Fellowship!

  • 2023-03-01: Han Gyeol Kim has joined our group!

  • 2023-03-01: Our paper entitled "Polarization-mediated multi-state infrared system for fine temperature regulation" is published in APL Photonics as Featured article!

  • 2023-02-24: Mi Jin Hong, Jeong Jin Kim, and Heejun Nam graduated from their undergraduate programs!

  • 2023-02-20: Min Seong Kim has won 'Outstanding Research Paper Award' in BK21 EE!

  • 2023-02-15: Our paper entitled "Cuttlefish eye–inspired artificial vision for high-quality imaging under uneven illumination conditions" is published in Science Robotics (IF:27.541, JCR 2%).

  • 2023-02-01: Our paper entitled "Zebra-inspired stretchable, biodegradable radiation modulator for all-day sustainable energy harvester" is published in Science Advances (IF:14.980, JCR 9%).

  • 2023-01-12: Our paper entitled "Visually Hidden, Self-Assembled Porous Polymers for Optical Physically Unclonable Functions" is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

  • 2022-09-08: Our paper entitled "Compact zooming optical systems for panoramic and telescopic applications based on curved image sensor" is published in Journal of Optical Microsystems.

  • 2022-07-19: Our paper entitled "An amphibious artificial vision with a panoramic visual field" is featured on the July cover of Nature Electronics!

  • 2022-07-12: Our paper entitled "An amphibious artificial vision with a panoramic visual field" is published in Nature Electronics (IF:33.255, JCR 1%).

  • 2022-07-07: Chang Hwan Kim has joined our group!

  • 2022-06-09: Our paper entitled "Heat-shedding with photonic structures: radiative cooling and its potential" is published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

  • 2022-06-06: Our paper entitled "Self‐Cooling Gallium‐Based Transformative Electronics with a Radiative Cooler for Reliable Stiffness Tuning in Outdoor Use" is published in Advanced Science (IF:16.806, JCR 6%).

  • 2022-05-31: June Tae Kim and Heejun Nam have joined our group!

  • 2022-05-12: Min Seong Kim has been selected as the BK21 PNU Fellowship!

  • 2022-04-27: Mi Jin Hong has joined our group!

  • 2022-03-26: Our paper entitled "Gires–Tournois Immunoassay Platform for Label-Free Bright-Field Imaging and Facile Quantification of Bioparticles" is published in Advanced Materials (IF:30.849, JCR 3%).

  • 2022-03-02: Our paper entitled "Spatially-segmented colored radiative cooler with angle-robustness" is published in IEEE Photonics Journals.

  • 2022-01-21: Jeong Jin Kim has joined our group!

  • 2022-01-11: Our paper entitled "Revisiting silk: a lens-free optical physical unclonable function" is published in Nature Communications (IF: 14.919, JCR 5%)

  • 2022-01-10: Our paper entitled "Single-material, near-infrared selective absorber based on refractive index-tunable Tamm plasmon structure" is published in Advanced Optical Materials (IF: 9.926, JCR 7%)

  • 2021-12-24: Su Bo Lee has joined our group!

  • 2021-12-23: Our paper entitled "Determining the effectiveness of radiative cooler-integrated solar cells" is published in Advanced Energy Materials (IF: 29.368, JCR 3%)

  • 2021-11-04: Jun Soo Kim and Min Ju Kim have joined our group!

  • 2021-11-02: Ik Hoon Jeong has joined our group!

  • 2021-11-01: Min Seong Kim has joined our group!

  • 2021-09-23: Sang-Wook Park has joined our group!​
  • 2021-09-15: Our paper entitled "Ultra-thin and near-unity selective emitter for efficient cooling" is published in Optics Express
  • 2021-09-01: Prof. Lee lab opens at PNU ​
  • 2021-08-22: Group website is online
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