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Kyung-Ah Min

BK21+ Postdoctoral Researcher


Yonsei Univ.   BK21+ Postdoctoral Researcher

                         Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Yonsei Univ.   Lecturer on Undergraduate Tutorial Seminar

                         Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Sejong Univ.  Research Professor

                         Graphene Research Institute

Sejong Univ.  Postdoctoral Researcher

                         Graphene Research Institute

2019.04 - present   

2019.09 - 2020.02   

2018.01 - 2019.03   

2017.03 - 2017.12   


Sejong Univ.  Ph.D, Physics, Advisor: Suklyun Hong

Sejong Univ.  B.S., Physics

2011.03 - 2017.02   

2007.03 - 2011.02   


Total                30 papers

First author    10 papers

최우수상(한국과학기술정보연구원장상), 제2회 첨단사이언스·교육 허브

                                                    개발(EDISON) 경진대회 나노물리 분야

대상(미래창조과학부장관상), 제2회 첨단사이언스·교육 허브 개발(EDISON)

                                                   경진대회 나노물리 분야

우수발표상, 2014 물리학회 봄학술논문발표회

우수포스터 논문상, 제3회 한국그래핀심포지엄

우수발표상, 2016 물리학회 봄학술논문발표회

WISET-KPS  젊은 연구자상









Research Interest

1. Nanomaterials design: combining machine learning method and first-principles calculations

2. Semiconductor electronic devices: electro-physicochemical properties of lanthanide and actinide elements under various environments to apply disposal of spent nuclear fuel

3. Electrochemical- and photo-catalysts: electro-physicochemical properties of nuclear fuel, battery and fuel cell


  1. Kyung-Ah Min, Jinwoo Park, Junga Ryou, Suklyun Hong and Aloysius Soon, “Polar oxide substrates for graphene growth: A first-principles investigation of graphene on MgO(111)”, Curr. Appl. Phys. 13, 803-807 (2013)

  2. Dongha Shin, Jin Hyoun Kang, Kyung-Ah Min, Suklyun Hong and Byung Hee Hong, “Graphene oxide catalyzed cis-trans isomerization of azobenzene”, APL Materials 2, 092501 (2014)

  3. Kyung-Ah Min, Dongchul Sung, Junga Ryou, Gunn Kim and Suklyun Hong, “Spatial variation in the electronic structures of carpetlike graphene nanoribbons and sheets”,Curr. Appl. Phys. 14, 1687-1691 (2014)

  4. Junsu Lee, Kyung-Ah Min, Suklyun Hong and Gunn Kim, “Ab initio study of adsorption properties of hazardous organic molecules on graphene: Phenol, phenyl azide, and phenylnitrene”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 618, 57-62 (2015)

  5. Kyung-Ah Min and Suklyun Hong, “Doping effect in graphene on oxide substrates: MgO(111) and SiO2(0001)”, Curr. Appl. Phys. 15, S103-S107 (2015)

  6. Subeom Park, Jooyeon Park, Insu Jo, Sung-Pyo Cho, Dongchul Sung, Seungmi Ryu, Minsung Park, Kyung-Ah Min, Jangho Kim, Suklyun Hong, Byung Hee Hong and Byung-Soo Kim, “In situ hybridization of carbon nanotubes with bacterial cellulose for three-dimensional hybrid bioscaffolds”, Biomaterials 58, 93-102 (2015)

  7. Kyung-Ah Min, Jinwoo Park, Robert M. Wallace, Kyeongjae Cho and Suklyun Hong, “Reduction of Fermi level pinning at Au-MoS2 interfaces by atomic passivation on Au surface”, 2D Mater. 4, 015019 (2017)

  8. Chenxi Zhang, Cheng Gong, Yifan Nie, Kyung-Ah Min, Chaoping Liang, Young Jun Oh, Hengji Zhang, Weihua Wang, Suklyun Hong, Luigi Colombo, Robert M. Wallace and Kyeongjae Cho, “Systematic study of electronic structure and band alignment of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides in Van der Waals heterostructures”, 2D Mater. 4, 015026 (2017)

  9. Kyung-Ah Min, Janghwan Cha, Kyeongjae Cho and Suklyun Hong, “Ferromagnetic contact between Ni and MoX2 (X=S, Se, or Te) with Fermi-level pinning”, 2D Mater. 4, 024006 (2017)

  10. Ahrum Sohn, Hankyoul Moon, Jayeong Kim, Miri Seo, Kyung-Ah Min, Sang Wook Lee, Seokhyun Yoon, Suklyun Hong and Dong-Wook Kim, “Band alignment at Au/MoS2 contacts: Thickness dependence of exfoliated flakes”, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 22517-22522 (2017)

  11. Sikandar Aftab, Muhammad Farooq Khan, Kyung-Ah Min, Ghazanfar Nazir, Amir Afzal, Ghulam Dastgeer, Imtisal Akhtar, Yongho Seo, Suklyun Hong and Jonghwa Eom, “Van der Waals heterojunction diode composed of WS2 flake placed on p-type Si substrate”, Nanotech. 29, 045201 (2018)

  12. S. Y. Frank Zhao, Giselle A. Elbaz, D. Kwabena Bediako, Cyndia Yu, Dmitri K. Efetov, Yinsheng Guo, Jayakanth Ravichandran, Kyung-Ah Min, Suklyun Hong, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Louis E. Brus, Xavier Roy and Philip Kim, “Controlled electrochemical intercalation of graphene/hBN van der Waals heterostructures”, Nano Lett. 18, 460-466 (2018)

  13. Ghulam Dastgeer, Muhammad Farooq Khan, Ghazanfar Nazir, Amir Muhammad Afzal, Sikandar Aftab, Bilal Abbas Naqvi, Janghwan Cha, Kyung-Ah Min, Yasir Jameel, Jongwan Jung, Suklyun Hong, and Jonghwa Eom, “Temperature-dependent and gate-tunable rectification in a black phosphorus/WS2 van der Waals heterojunction diode”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 13150-13157 (2018)

  14. Janghwan Cha, Kyung-Ah Min, Dongchul Sung, and Suklyun Hong, “Ab initio study of adsorption behaviors of molecular adsorbates on the surface and at the edge of MoS2”, Curr. Appl. Phys. 18, 1013-1019 (2018)

  15. Janghwan Cha, Dongchul Sung, Kyung-Ah Min, and Suklyun Hong, “Van der Waals density functional theory study of molecular adsorbates on MoX2 (X= S, Se, or Te)”, J. Korean Phys. Soc. 73, 100-104 (2018)

  16. Bilal Naqvi, Muhammad Arslan Shehzad, Janghwan Cha, Kyung-Ah Min, Muhammad Farooq Khan, Sajjad Hussain, Yongho Seo, Suklyun Hong, Jonghwa Eom, and Jongwan Jung, “Visualizing degradation of black phosphorus using liquid crystals”, Sci. Rep. 8, 12966 (2018)

  17. Hyunsoo Choi, Kyung-Ah Min, Janghwan Cha and Suklyun Hong, “Mixed-dimensional 2D/3D heterojunctions between MoS2 and Si(100)”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 25240 (2018), "2018 PCCP Hot Article”

  18. Junseok Jeong, Kyung-Ah Min, Bong Kyun Kang, Dong Hoon Shin, Jinkyoung Yoo, Woo Seok Yang, Sang Wook Lee, Suklyun Hong, and Young Joon Hong, “Remote heteroepitaxy across graphene: Hydrothermal growth of vertical ZnO microrods on graphene-coated GaN substrate”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 233103 (2018)

  19. Junseok Jeong, Kyung-Ah Min, Dong Hoon Shin, Woo Seok Yang, Sang Wook Lee, Jinkyoung Yoo, Suklyun Hong, and Young Joon Hong, “Remote homoepitaxy of ZnO microrods across graphene layers”, Nanoscale 10, 22970-22980 (2018)

  20. Dongchul Sung, Kyung-Ah Min and Suklyun Hong, “Investigation of atomic and electronic properties of 2D-MoS2/3D-GaN mixed-dimensional heterostructures”, Nanotech. 30, 404002 (2019)

  21. Do Won Hwang, Jong Bo Park, Dongchul Sung, Subeom Park, Kyung-Ah Min, Kyu Wan Kim, Yoori Choi, Han Young Kim, Han Soo Kim, Mo Ses Jin, Minsung Park, Yo Sung Song, Jinwoo Park, Jinho Hyun, Suklyun Hong, Sung-Pyo Cho, Byung Hee Hong and Dong Soo Lee, “3D graphene-cellulose nanofiber hybrid scaffolds for cortical reconstruction in brain injuries”, 2D Mater. 6, 045043 (2019)

  22. Junghwan Kim, Chang-Gyu Choi, Kyung-Ah Min, Kyeongjae Cho and Suklyun Hong, “Effect of atomic passivation at Ni-MoS2 interfaces on contact behaviors", Curr. Appl. Phys. 20, 132-136 (2020)

  23. Junghwan Kim, Kyung-Ah Min, Janghwan Cha and Suklyun Hong, “Contact properties of 2D/3D GaSe/Si(111) heterostructure”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 516, 145969 (2020)

  24. Xiandi Zhang, Kyung-Ah Min, Weiran Zheng, Jeemin Hwang, Byungchan Han and Lawrence Yoon Suk Lee, “Copper phosphosulfides as a highly active and stable photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reactions”, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 273, 118927 (2020)

  25. Sung Jun Hong, Hoje Chun, Kyung-Ah Min and Byungchan Han, “First-principles mechanism study on distinct optoelectronic properties of Cl-doped 2D hybrid tin iodide perovskite”, J. Mater. Chem. C 8, 9540-9548 (2020)

  26. Kyungju Nam, Hoje Chun, Jeemin Hwang, Kyung-Ah Min and Byungchan Han, “Pairing of transition metal dichalcogenides and doped graphene for catalytically dual active interfaces for the hydrogen evolution reaction”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 8, 10852-10858 (2020)

  27. Suklyun Hong, Kyung-Ah Min, Jinwoo Park, Hanchul Kim, Hironori Mizutani and Michio Okada,“Adsorption of acetonitrile on Si(111)-(7x7)”, ACS Omega 5, 24179-24185 (2020)

  28. Mi Jung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim, Sangik Lee, Chansoo Yoon, Kyung-Ah Min, Hyunsoo Choi, Suklyun Hong, Sungmin Lee, Je-Geun Park, Jae-pyoung Ahn and Bae Ho Park, “Understanding filamentary growth and rupture by Ag ion migration through single-crystalline 2D layered CrPS4", NPG Asia Materials 12, 82 (2020)

  29. Yong Li, Kyung-Ah Min, Byungchan Han and Lawrence Yoon Suk Lee, “Ni nanoparticles on active (001) facet exposed rutile TiO2 nanopyramid arrays for efficient hydrogen evolution”, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 282, 119548 (2021)

  30.  Soyong Park, Hyunwook Jung, Kyung-Ah Min, Junyeop Kim and Byungchan Han, “Unraveling the selective etching mechanism of concentrated aqueous phosphoric acid on silicon nitride over silicon dioxide", accepted in Applied Surface Science (2021)

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