WELCOME TO OUR RESEARCH GROUP
In the Koo Research Group, we fall into two area, namely the investigation of polymer nanostructure/properties and the creation of new sustainable materials related to the 4th industrial revolution, such as, electric vehicles, semiconductors, and OLED etc. The nanomaterials science effort is directed toward the graphene based nanoelectronic devices. From our inspiration from biology, we engineered biomimetic structures using 2D nanomaterials. We focused on the supercritical CO2-based 2D nanomaterial exfoliation for highly thermal conductive polymer/rubber nanocomposites in battery packs and encapsulation adhesive layers. We also study the basic science of the polymer rheology and dynamics at the interface. These studies will employ cutting-edge time-resolved synchrotron x-ray and cold neutron scattering techniques. We specially designed new sample environment equipment facilitating in-situ measurement of extreme experimental condition, such as temperature, electric field and magnetic field and pressure etc. All of the work mentioned above involves extensive collaborations with international coworkers at the National Lab. in U.S.A and Japan (i.e., National Institute of Standard and Technology, Oak Ridge National Lab, and Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) a regular basis.