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[Names of authors from our group are in bold type, *corresponding author, 1equal contribution]

00. Shim, Y. H. et al, “Graphene Oxide under Shear”, to be submitted.

00. Kwon, N. K. et al, “Formation and Observation of Colloidal Crystals at Very Low Nanoparticle Concentrations “, to be submitted.


34. Mun, S. J., Shim, Y. H., Kim, G. W., Koo, S. H., Ahn, H., Shin, T. J., Kim, S. O., and Kim, S. Y.*, “Tailored Growth of Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystals with Controlled Polymer Crystallization in GO-polymer Composites”, Nanoscale, accepted

33. Kim, D. H., Suh, A., Park, G., Yoon, D. K.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Nanoscratch-Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Thin Films”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, accepted


32. Kwon, N. K., Kim, H., Shin, T. J., Saalwächter, K., Park, J.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Control of Particle Dispersion with Autophobic Dewetting in Polymer Nanocomposites”, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 4836–4844. (link)

31. KimD. H. and Kim, S. Y.*, “Universal Interfacial Control through Polymeric Nanomosaic Coating for Block Copolymer Nanopatterning”, ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 7140–7151. (link)

30. Lee, J. M., Koo, M. B., Lee, S. W., Lee, H., Kwon, J., Shim, Y. H., Kim, S. Y., and Kim, K. T.*, “High-density information storage in an absolutely defined aperiodic sequence of monodisperse copolyester”, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 56. (link)


29. Oh, S. M., Abbasi, M., Shin, T. J., Saalwächter, K.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Initial Solvent-Driven Non-Equilibrium Effect of Polymer Nanocomposites on Structure, Properties and Dynamics”, Physical Review Letters2019, 123, 167801. (link)

28. KimD. H. and Kim, S. Y.*, “Self-assembled Copolymer Adsorption Layer-Induced Block Copolymer Nanostructures in Thin Films”, ACS Central Science, 2019, 5, 1562–1571. (link)

27. Kim, Y. C., Shin, T. J., Hur, S. M.*, Kwon, S. J.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Shear-Solvo Defect Annihilation of Diblock Copolymer Thin Films over a Large Area”, Science Advances, 2019, 5, eaaw3974. (link)

26. Kim, B., Lee, S. S., Yoo, T. H., Kim, S., Kim, S. Y., Choi, S. -H., and Kim, J. M.*, “Normal Stress Difference-driven Particle Focusing in Nanoparticle Colloidal Dispersion”, Science Advances, 2019, 5, eaav4819. (link)


25. Shim, Y. H., Lee, K. E., Shin, T. J., Kim, S. O., and Kim, S. Y.*, “Tailored Colloidal Stability and Rheological Properties of Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystals with Polymer Induced Depletion Attractions”, ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 11399–11406. (link)
selected to be a part of 「Pohang Accelerator Laboratory 2018 Science Highlights」

24. Kwon, N. K., Kim, H., Han, I. K., Shin, T. J., Lee, H. W., Park, J.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites Using Dopamine-Modified Polymers at Nanoparticle Surfaces in very Low Molecular Weight Polymers”, ACS Macro Letters, 2018, 7, 962–967. (link)

23. Kim, Y. C. and Kim, S. Y.*, “Fabrication of gold nanowires in micropatterns using block copolymers”, RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 19532–19538.(link)

22. Song, W. -J.1, Park, J.1Kim, D. H.1, Bae, S., Kwak, M. -J., Shin, M., Kim, S., Choi, S., Jang, J. -H., Shin, T. J., Kim, S. Y.*, Seo, K.*, and Park, S.*, “Jabuticaba-Inspired Hybrid Carbon Filler/Polymer Electrode for Use in Highly Stretchable Aqueous Li-ion Batteries”, Advanced Energy Materials2018, 8, 1702478 (link)


21. Gwak, G. H. Kwon, N. K., Lee, W. J., Paek, S.*,  Kim, S. Y.*, and Oh, J.*, “Controlled Crystal Growth of 2-Dimensional Layered Nanomaterials in Hydrogel via Modified Electrical Double Migration Method”, Crystal Growth & Design, 2017, 17, 6596–6602 (link)

20. Kwon, N. K., Lee, T. K., Kwak, S. K.*, and Kim, S. Y.*, “Aggregation Driven Controllable Plasmonic Transition of Silica-Coated Gold Nanoparticles with Temperature-Dependent Polymer-Nanoparticle Interactions for Potential Applications in Optoelectronic Devices”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2017, 9, 39688−39698  (link)

19. Shim, Y. H., Lee, K. E., Shin, T. J., Kim, S. O.* and Kim, S. Y.*, “Wide Concentration Liquid Crystallinity of Graphene Oxide Aqueous Suspension with Interacting Polymers”, Materials Horizons, 2017, 4, 1157–1164. (link
Selected to be a part of 「Horizons Community Board Collection – Emerging 2D Materials for Energy and Electronics Applications.」


18. Mun,J. H., Cha, S. K., Kim, Y. C., Yoon, T. Y., Choi, Y. J., Jin, H. M., Lee, J. E., Jeon, H. U., KimS. Y.*, KimS. O.*,  “Controlled Segmentation of Metal Nanowire Array by Block Copolymer Lithography and Reversible Ion Loading” Small , 2017, 13, 1603939. (link)
highlightened in Advanced Science news (


17. Ryu, S., Kim, J. Y., Kim, S. Y., and Weon, B.*, “Drying-mediated patterns in colloid-polymer suspensions”, Scientific Reports2017, 7, 7079 (link)

16. Kim, Y. C.1, Kim, D. H.1, Joo, S. H., Kwon, N. K., Shin, T. J., Register, R. A., Kwak, S. K., and Kim, S. Y.*, “Log-Rolling Block Copolymer Cylinders”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 3607–3616. 

15. Kim, D. H. and Kim, S. Y.*, “Effective Morphology Control of Block Copolymers and Spreading Area-Dependent Phase Diagram at the Air/Water Interface”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters2017, 8, 1865–1871. (link)


14. Kwon, N. K., Park, C. S., Lee, C. H., Kim, Y. S., Zukoski, C. F., and Kim, S. Y.*, “Tunable Nanoparticle Stability in Concentrated Polymer Solutions on the Basis of the Temperature Dependent Solvent Qualtiy”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 2307–2317.  (link)


13. Kim, J. Y., Cho, K., Ryu, S., Kim, S. Y., and Weon, B.*, “Crack formation and prevention in colloidal drops”, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 13166.    (link)


12. Kim, S. Y., Nunns, A., Gwyther, J., Davis, R., Manners, I., Chaikin P. M., and Register, R. A.*, “Large-Area Nano-Square Arrays from Shear-Aligned Block Copolymer Thin Films”, Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 5698–5705. (link)

11. Garcia, N., Davis R. L., Kim, S. Y., Chaikin P. M., Register, R. A. and Vega D. A.*, “Mixed-Morphology and Mixed-Orientation Block Copolymer Bilayers”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 38412–38417.(link)

Before UNIST

10. Kwon, H., Lopez. V. E., Davis R. L., Kim, S. Y., Burns, A. B., and Register, R. A.*, “Polystyrene-polymer(2-ethylhexylmethacrylate) block copolymers: Synthesis, bulk phase behavior, and thin film structure”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 2059–2067.(link)

9. Kim, S. Y., Gwyther, J., Manners, I., Chaikin P. M., and Register, R. A.*, “Metal-Containing Block Copolymer Thin Films Yield Wire Grid Polarizers with High Aspect Ratio”, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 791–795. (link)

8. Kim, S. Y. and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Molecular weight effects on Particle and Polymer Microstructure in Concentrated Polymer Solutions”, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 6634–6643. (link)

7. Kim, S. Y., Meyer, H., Saalwächter, K*. and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Polymer Dynamics in PEG- Silica Nanocomposites: Effects of polymer molecular weight, Temperature and Solvent Dilution”, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 4225–4237.(link)

6. Kim, S. Y. and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Super- and Sub-Einstein Intrinsic Viscosities of Spherical Nanoparticles in Concentrated Low Molecular Weight Polymer Solutions”, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1801–1810. (link)

5. Kim, S. Y., Schweizer, K. S. and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Multiscale Structure, Interfacial Cohesion, Adsorbed Layers and Thermodynamics in Dense Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures”, Physical Review Letters, 2011, 107, 225504. (link)

[Highlighted by 2012 Accomplishments and Opportunities (NCNR Annual Report)]

4. Kim, S. Y. and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Role of Polymer Segment-Particle Surface Interactions in Controlling Nanoparticle Dispersions in Concentrated Polymer Solutions”, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 10455–10463. (link)

3. Kim, S. Y., and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Particle Restabilization in Silica/PEG/Ethanol Suspensions: How Strongly do Polymers Need to Adsorb to Stabilize Against Aggregation?” Langmuir, 2011, 27, 5211–5221. (link)

2. Kim, S. Y., Hall, L., Schweizer, K.S., and Zukoski, C. F.*, “Long Wavelength Concentration Fluctuations and Cage Scale Ordering of Nanoparticles in Concentrated Polymer Solutions”, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 10123–10131. (link)

1. Cha, C., Kim, S. Y., Lan, Cao. and Kong, H.*, “Decoupled control of stiffness and permeability with a cell encapsulating poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate hydrogel”, Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 4864–4871 (link)


Kim, S. and Register R. A., “Applications of Block Copolymers in Thin Films: Nanopatterning” In Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, edited by S. Kobayashi and K. Muellen, Springer, 2014