English Faculty Faculty & Research Physics

Kang, Joongoo


Kang, Joongoo PROFESSOR

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  • OfficeE2-308
  • LabE2-416


  • Computational Materials Science & Materials Design
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


CAREER Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S.A., 2008-2010
Scientist III, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S.A., 2010-2014
Scientist IV, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S.A., 2014

Our Researches

Calculation is increasingly replacing experimentation in design of useful functional materials. We use quantum mechanics and atomistic simulations for understanding and control of matter, energy, and information at the microscopic scales of materials physics. When combined with machine learning, first-principles materials theory potentially leads to new opportunities for creativity in materials science. As Frank Wilczek once said, “Our creative mastery over matter, through quantum theory, is still embryonic. The best is yet to come.”
  1. Materials by design

    Condensed matter theory of real materials; Materials design for energy and information applications
    – Will Density Functional Theory remain as the “Standard Model” of materials theory?

  2. Chemical Science

    New physics and chemistry through machine learning (ML); Materials physics of complex systems using ML-based interatomic potentials
    – Can a machine “see” the Hilbert space as we see objects in the three-dimensional space?

  3. Simple complexity

    Structures and dynamics of liquids and glasses; “Phase” transitions in intermediate systems, such as nanoclusters and small proteins
    – How does our complex universe arise out of simple physical laws?

Representative Publications

2019 “Synthetic Strategies for (-)-Cannbidiol and Its Structural Analogs”
Jung, B.*; Lee, J. K.; Kim, J.; Kang, E. K.; Han, S. Y.; Lee, H.-Y.; Choi, I. S.*
Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14, 3749-3762.
2018 “Cu(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkyl 1,4-Additions to (E)-Nitroalkenes and Cyclic Enones with Phosphino-Oxazoline Ligands”
Shin, M.; Gu, M.; Lim, S. S.; Kim, M.-J.; Lee, J.-H.; Jin, H.-G.; Jang, Y. H.; Jung, B.* Eur. J. Org.
Chem. 2018, 3122-3130.
2018 “Direct Synthesis of Anthracenes from o-Tolualdehydes and Aryl Iodides through Pd(II)-Catalyzed sp3 C-H Arylation and Electrophilic Aromatic Cyclization”
Park, H.; Yoo, K.; Jung, B.*; Kim, M.*
Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 2048-2055.