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Introduction of Department

Department of Convergent Energy Materials
Development of source technologies of core energy materials for future energy

The department is developing core materials of solar cells, secondary batteries, and fuel cells and improving their performance, and developing independent energy sources in connection with energy generation/storage convergence to cope with climate change and address future energy problems.

Director
  • NameJang Won Seo
  • Office042-860-7325
  • E-mailjwseo@krict.re.kr
Jang Won Seo

Major research fields

Development of source technology for optical energy convergence materials

  • Core materials and modularization technology for ultra-efficiency high-stability inorganic/organic hybrid solar cells

Development of solar power generation/storage convergence materials

  • Development of novel-concept optical/electric integrated convergence materials and technology for producing devices

Development of core materials for environment-friendly energy production

  • Core materials and unit cell technology for recycled energy-connected energy conversion (Power to X, P2X)
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  • Securing core technology for paradigm shift in future energy industry : Development of optical/electric integrated convergence devices, Development of optical/thermal integrated convergence devices, Development of P2X connected with recycled energy, Securing independent energy converge-storage platform technology

    Optical/electric integrated convergence devices (solar cell/secondary battery), Optical/thermal integrated convergence devices (solar cell/thermoelectric module), P2X connected with recycled energy (solar cell/water electrolysis)

  • Organic/perovskite solar cell : Coping with climate change, Green new deal (solar cells), Technology for commercializing next-generation solar cells, Manufacturing of large-area modules
  • Thermoeletric devices : Coping with climate change, organic/inorganic composite thermoelectric materials, Printing process-based manufacturing of thermoelectric materials, Securing solar cell/thermoelectric joining process technology
  • Water electrolysis : Coping with climate change, Green new deal (hydrogen vehicles), Ion transfer materials for energy conversion, High-stability unit cell technology, Core materials in preparation of high variability
  • Lithium secondary batteries : Coping with climate change, Green new deal (electric vehicles), Localization of core materials for secondary battery, High-safety electrolyte materials, Manufacturing flexible next-generation battery, High-energy density electrode materials

Key research accomplishments

Development of core materials modularization technology for ultra-efficiency high-stability inorganic/organic hybrid perovskite

  • Efficient, stavle and scalable perovskite solar cells using ploy(3-hexythiophene)

    Dimension control technology for high-efficiency devices
  • ARTICLES A fluorene-terminated hole-transporting material for highy effcient and stable perovskite solar cells

    Development of materials for high-stability devices
  • Energy & Environmental Science COMMUNICATION Record-effciency flexible perovskite solar cell and module enabled a porous-planar structure as an electron layer!

    Low-temperature process materials and device development technology
  • Roll-to-roo gravure-printed flexible perovskite solar cells using eco-friendly antisolvent bathing with wide processint window

    Development of roll-to-roll process technology

Development of core materials for next-generation lithium battery and technology for high-capacity/high-stability battery

  • Development of technology for electrode materials for lithium-sulfur battery

    Development of technology for electrode materials for lithium-sulfur battery
  • ADVANCED SCIENCE POSTER

    Development of technology for electrolyte materials for lithium-sulfur battery
  • Materials and Device Constuctuions for Aqueous Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

    Development of technology for core materials for lithium-sulfur battery
  • Development of technology for core materials for solid battery

    Development of technology for core materials for solid battery

Development of high-efficiency optical/electric integrated convergence materials and technology for producing devices

  • Development of new integrated convergence device through the convergence of high-efficiency perovskite mini modules and lithium ion battery
  • Accomplishment of high driving photoelectric transformation efficiency in integrated convergence devices and development of cycle stabilization technology

Development of organic solar cell sub-module printing process and high-performance photoactive/interlayer core materials

  • ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS POSTER

    Development of organic solar cell sub-module printing process and high-performance photoactive/interlayer core materials
  • ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS Development of large-area organic solar cells

    Development of large-area organic solar cells
  • ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS Development of high-performance photoactive/interlayer core materials

    Development of high-performance photoactive/interlayer core materials
  • Materials Chemistry A thesis

    Development of large-area organic solar cells 1
  • APPLIED MATERIALS & INTEAFACES ETL POSTER

    Development of large-area organic solar cells 2
  • APPLIED MATERIALS & INTEAFACES HTL POSTER

    Development of large-area organic solar cells 3

Development of polymer electrolyte membrane for energy conversion and technology for manufacturing unit devices

  • Development of new promising cation transfer membrane material
  • Development of new anion transfer membrane source materials having excellent alkali resistance, high conductivity, and high water electrolysis performance
  • Development of technology for simultaneously decreasing hydrogen permeability and membrane resistance through stretching process, and for manufacturing high-durability reinforced composite membrane by using support interface control
  • Development of technology for analyzing load change in connection with recycled energy and stabilizing membrane-electrode interface