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Group MS: Material science and technology

The global materials industry is expected to reach US$10 trillion in size in 2018 by recording an annual average growth rate of 5.2%. In addition, materials’ contribution to high-tech industries amounted to 70% in the ICT sector, 60% in environmental technology and 50% in biotech last year. In other words, product quality and industrial competitiveness hinge on materials these days. Therefore, materials science and technology has been enormously promoted in order to develop novel materials by means of unprecedented research methodology in which creative ideas and hi-tech are combined with each other. In the sessions, it is aimed to serve an excellent stage for the examination of emerging materials research and development.

1) Materials for electronic devices 

2) Materials and devices for energy storage and harvest

3) Forum for membrane materials

4) Materials and devices for flexible displays

5) Poster presentation




Session MS 1: Materials for electronic devices (Room: Estrel C1) 09:00 - 10:40, 29 July

Convener/Chair: Dr. Kidong Lee (Obducat Technologies AB, Sweden;


Session description: Innovation in the fast-changing electronics industry has not been possible without development of new materials with functionality and reliability essential to the various electronic devices. Increased mobility and connectivity which characterize the nature of the today’s electronic gadgets require the development of novel materials which enable the devices to have improved portability, usability, reliability and connectivity. This session will be a place for the discussion of recent development in new materials for emerging electronic devices such as wearable and flexible electronics, new smart electronics, sensing and communication, etc.



09:00 - 09:25 “The Current R&D Status of Materials Science in Korea”, Dr. Yoo-Dong Hahn (Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea)


09:25 - 09:50 “Growth of graphene on semiconductor nanomaterials”, Dr. Jae-hyun Lee (University of Manchester, UK)

09:50 - 10:15 “Tunable Graphene–2D Semiconductor Heterojunction Devices”, Dr. Wonjae Kim (VTT Technical Research Center, Finland)

10:15 - 10:40 “Study on the Kinetics of Aluminum Removal from Liquid Silicon to Slag with Mechanical Stirring”, Dr. Jaewoo Lee (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)


Session MS 2: Materials and devices for energy storage and harvest (Room: Estrel C1)  11:00 - 12:40, 29 July

Convener/Chair: Dr. Youngjin Choi (University of Cambridge, UK;
Session description: Having been ever demanding technologies, energy storing and harvesting devices have been playing key roles in smart devices and green energy applications as well. Therefore, advances and fundamental sciences on these technologies are essential to make the most of performances and qualities in the applications. To enrich the R&D eco-system on these fields, cooperation between Europeans and Koreans is apparently to be promoted. In this session, 4 speakers from Europe and Korea will give oral presentations and attendees will have an unique opportunity to communicate and share ideas on the latest issues on materials and devices for energy storage and harvest.



11:00 - 11:30 “Magnetic Energy Harvesting by Piezoelectric/Magnetostrictive Multiferroic Composites”, Dr. Jungho Ryu (Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea)

11:30 - 12:00 “Toward highly efficient interdigitated back contact (IBC) silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells”, Dr. Do Yun Kim (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)

12:00 - 12:30 “A new generation of hybrid energy storage system exploring the boundary between battery and supercapacitor technologies”, Mr. Juhan Lee (INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany)


Session MS 3: Forum for membrane materials (Room: Estrel C1) 14:00 - 15:40

Convener/Chair: Dr. Se Jong Kim (Saint Gobain, France;

Session description: This session is aimed to communicate between Korean and European specialists in Membrane subject in order to promote fruitful cooperates through new collaborations. The main topics are expected to talk about the membrane materials for fuel cell applications.



14:00 - 14:25 “Nanofiber Reinforced Membranes with Hydrocarbon-based Ionomer for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, Dr. Mooseok Lee (KOLON, Korea)

14:25 - 14:50 “Insights in the catalyst-support interface, the charge transfer rate and the stability of IrOx nanoparticle catalysts during the acidic oxygen evolution reaction (OER)”, Dr. Hyung-Suk Oh (TU-Berlin, Germany)

14:50 - 15:15 “Investigation of high permeable polyimide hollow fiber membrane for gas separation”, Mr. Seong Yong Ha (Airrane Co. Ltd., Korea)

15:15 - 15:40 “Performance comparison between Nafion and PBI membranes in vanadium redox flow battery applications”, Dr. Sangwon Kim (KIST Europe, Germany)


Session MS 4: Materials and devices for flexible displays (Room: Estrel C1) 16:00 - 17:40

Convener/Chair: Dr. Young Tea Chun (University of Cambridge, UK;
Session description: Flexible Electronics is a new way of making electronics using novel electronic materials, often formulated as inks, and low-temperature processes such as printing and coating. Examples include lighting, displays, sensing systems and intelligent objects. The concept of using low-temperature manufacturing processes such as printing to deposit functional materials directly onto flexible substrates to make optoelectronic devices and intelligent systems is revolutionary from both cost and environmental perspectives. Manufacturing plants can be built with one tenth to one hundredth of the capital cost of conventional semiconductor or thin-film fabrication plants. Devices can be produced in high-volume over large areas on flexible substrates thereby enabling electronic systems to be deployed in a wide variety of non-traditional situations: on paper and plastic, on clothes, in furniture, cars and buildings, as well as on packaging and even in and on the human body. In this session, good overview on the concepts and key technologies for the flexible display and materials will be presented and also there will be good discussions on the key technologies enabling flexible display and materials.


16:00 - 16:25 “A holistic approach of smart textiles: from material to service”, Dr. Hyunji Park Park (Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

16:25 - 16:50  “Advanced TCO coatings for flexible display devices”, Dr. Gun-Hwan Lee (Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea)

16:50 - 17:15 “Chemical Solution Processed Aluminum Electrodes for Flexible and Wearable Electronics”, Dr. Hye Moon Lee (Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea)

17:15 - 17:40 “Enhanced light extraction in OLEDs by using self-textured AZO anode layer”, Dr. Bum Ho Choi (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea)



Session MS: Poster presentation (Room: Convention Hall/Foyer) 12:40 - 14:00, 29 July

Chair: Dr. Youngjin Choi (University of Cambridge, UK;


MS-01 (KIER Call) "Electrochemical Studies of Metal Oxide Supported Dendritic Pt and IrOx Electrocatalysts as a Bifunctional Oxygen Electrode for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells
Hyung-Suk Oh (TU-Berlin, Germany)
MS-02 "First Principle Study on Plasticity of FCC Metal"
Dongyoo Kim (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
MS-03 "High Voltage Hybrid Electrochemical Energy Storage with Potassium Ferricyanide: Synergy of Double-Layer Formation and Soluble Redox"
Juhan Lee (INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany)
MS-04 "Electrochemical Analysis about Effect of Polybenzimidazole Membrane in Vanadium Redox Flow

Nayeun Jo (KIST Europe, Germany)
MS-05 "Role of Reduced Graphene Oxide in Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells and Improved
Performance in a Selective Layer"

Kyung Taek Cho (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland)
MS-06 "Ionic Liquid Control Crystal Growth to Enhance Planar Perovskite Solar Cells Efficiency"
Ji-Youn Seo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology –(EPFL), Switzerland)
MS-07 "Fabrication of Lightly Oxidized High-Haze Silver Back Reflector Utilizing UV-Ozone Irradiation for n-i-p Microcrystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell"
Jeongmo Kim (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
MS-08 "New Horizons for Perovskite Solar Cells Employing DNA-CTMA as Hole Transporting Material"
Jeongmo Kim (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
MS-09 "The Correlation about Activity and Chemical State for 2-Propanol Oxidation over Au NP Catalysts"
Yong-Wook Choi (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
MS-10 "Ir/ SrTiO3/Si (001): a Promising Substrate for Diamond Heteroepitaxy"
Kee Han Lee (CEA, France)
MS-11 "Surface Modification of Tobacco mosaic Virus"
Eunjin Choi (Stuttgart University, Germany)
MS-12 "Extreme Ultraviolet Interference Lithography"
Hyun-Su Kim (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
MS-13 "Dielectric and transport properties of 1,2-dimethoxyethane and 1,3-dioxolane doped with lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI)"
Chanbum Park (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)