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Jihun Oh, PhD

  • ㆍAssociate Professor
    ㆍGraduate School of EEWS (Energy Environment Water and Sustainability)
       and KAIST Institute of NanoCentury (KINC)
  • ㆍKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • ㆍAdjunct Professor
  • ㆍDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST
  • ㆍOffice Building : E4(KI), A515
  • ㆍEmail : jihun.oh@kaist.ac.kr
  • ㆍTel. +82-42-350-1726


  • National Renewal Energy Laboratory
    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Photovoltaics, Research focused on nanostructured Si materials synthesis
    for photovoltaics and photoelectrochemical solar fuels production.
    Golden, CO , March 2010 – January 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
    Thesis: Porous Aluminum Oxide Scaffolds; Formation Mechanisms and Applications.
    Cambridge, MA , February 2010
  • Seoul National University
    Master of Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
    Thesis: A study on the adsorption of nanometer-sized colloidal g-Fe2O3 particles on different substrates
    (Si, Si3N4, and SiO2).
    Seoul, Korea , February 2002
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology
    Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Cum Laude,
    Pohang, Korea , February 2000

Work Experience

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Assistant Professor, Graduate School of EEWS
    Daejeon, Korea , Feburary 2013 – Present
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Research Engineer, NanoElectronic Devices Team
    Daejeon, Korea , April 2002 – August 2004


  • 제 1회 대한화학회 환경에너지 분과 신진연구자상
  • 2011 Gordon Battelle Prize for Technology Impact, Nominated.

News Coverage

  • Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/tech/black-silicon-solar-panels-121011.html) 2012.
    NREL Licenses Technology to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency: Natcore to develop ‘black silicon’ solar cells based on award-winning innovation, NREL Newsroom, NR-5911 (http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2011/1671.html),
    December 20th, 2011.

Research Interest

  • ㆍArtificial photosynthesis and solar fuel generation
  • ㆍTransformational photovoltaic devices
  • ㆍ1-D nanomaterials synthesis