2014.12.16. Dahin’s paper is accepted for publication in Nano Letters. [link]

2014.12.1. Kangha’s paper is accepted for publication in RSC Advances.

2014.11.19. Ju Young receives the Best Poster Award at ENGE2014 (

2014.9.26. Sooho and Kangha’s paper is accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. [link]

2014.9.17. Byeong Guk’s paper (with Dr. Wan Ki Bae) is accepted in Advanced Materials.

2014.9.2. Seokwon’s paper is accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. [link]

2014.7.21. Kyuhyeon’s son, Seungwoo Lee, is born!!!

2014.6.11. Ju Young’s paper is accepted for publication in JACS. [link]


We are a group of young scientists and engineers enthused to design and synthesize novel photocatalysts and study interactions in nanokrystals for self-assembled architecture. Through solid understanding on light-matter interaction and colloidal forces, we design nanostructures that convert photons into useful forms of energy such as chemical potential.

KAIST 이도창 교수 연구실 홈페이지 방문을 환영합니다. 본 그룹에서는 나노소재 (나노입자 및 나노와이어) 개발을 통하여 광촉매를 비롯한 광에너지 전환과 양자점 발광소자에 대한 연구를 진행하고 있습니다.

[공지] 양자점 디스플레이에 관심있는 대학원생 및 연구원을 모집합니다.

[Above images: copyright by Dr. Brian Korgel at UT Austin]

Research Highlights

S. Lee et al., “Thin Amorphous TiO2 Shell on CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Enhances Photocatalysis of Hydrogen Evolution from Water,” JPCC (2014). [link]

Amorphous titania, typically considered a poor photocatalyst, turns out to enhance photocatalysis of water splitting when it forms a thin layer on another photocatalyst particle.

Research Highlights

J.Y. Woo et al., “Ultrastable PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots via in Situ Formation of Atomically Thin Halide Adlayers on PbSe(100),”
JACS (2014). [link]

Our simple in situ wet-chemical passivation scheme will enable broader utilization of PbSe NQDs in ambient conditions in many optoelectronic applications.

Research Highlights

J. Lim, B. Jeong et al., “Influence of Shell Thickness on the Performance of Light-Emitting Devices Based on Core/Shell Heterostructured Quantum Dots,”
Adv. Mater. (2014). [link]

Size matters: thicker shell in core/shell heterostructure quantum dots helps improve external quantum efficiency of light-emitting devices. Energy transfer and charging turn out to be main culprits for reduced efficiency and luminance.

Research Highlights

D. Kim et al., “Self-organization of nanorods into ultra-long range two-dimensional monolayer end-to-end network,”
Nano Lett. (2015). [link]

We present a 2-D, milimeter-scale network of colloidal CdSe nanorods in monolayer thickness through end-to-end linking. Our findings provide important design criteria for 2-D assembly of anisotropic nanobuilding blocks.