2015 International Thin Films Conference (TACT 2015) Excellent Poster Award

Academic presentation meeting name : International Thin Films Conference (TACT 2015)

Data: 2015. 11.15-18

Presentation Paper Title : Corrosion and electrical properties of carbon/ceramic multilayer coatied on stainless bipolar plates

Award Categori: Excellent Poster Award  

2015 Korea Ceramic Society Fall Conference Grand Prize, Encouragement Award

Academic presentation meeting name: 2015 Fall Conference

Data: 2015.11.04-06

Presentation Paper Title : Hollow nano-barrels of α‐Fe2O3 on reduced graphene oxide as high‐performance anode for lithium ion batteries

Award Categori: Student Research Theme Presentation Contest Grand Prize, Yangsong Therapy Encouragement Prize

Selected as a project for the start-up growth technology development project implemented by the Small and Medium Business Technology Information Service 

The BaNaTech team with a total of 4 people including  was In-Ye Kim's Ph.D. program (Project Manager) in the Department of Nanoscience and Technology Convergence at the Graduate School of the University

finally selected for the 'Science and Engineering Entrepreneurship Dream Project' in 2015 announced by the Small and Medium Business Technology Information Agency in July. The start-up growth technology development project is a project conducted by the Small and Medium Business Technology Information Promotion Agency with support from the Small and Medium Business Administration. 

This project is an R&D support project for realizing creative ideas of science and engineering college students, and aims to foster sustainable technology-based start-ups. This project supports not only technology development funds from the Small and Medium Business Administration, but also systematic mentoring for technology development, startups and management. 

Bananatech is an FBT (Fundmental Biological Technologies) intensive convergence team, with Ph.D. In-Ye Kim, Lee Yu-Na, and Um Jo-Eun, and Master's Se-Yong Park.  Students Lee Yu-na and Park Se-yong are conducting energy, nano, and biomaterial research activities in the Energy Materials Lab (advisor: Young-soo Yoon).

It is unusual for a team made up of only graduate students to be selected for a project worth 42300US.

In addition, the Bananatech team received positive investment responses from venture investors through a research team briefing session at the Startup Youth Camp One Shop, held from the 17th to the 19th. Therefore, Additional investment is expected. 

The ‘Science and Engineering Entrepreneurship Dream Project’ is a support project for revitalizing technology startups for young people who provide technical development funds and systematic mentoring necessary for start-ups and management to science and engineering college (graduate) students who have proposed creative ideas.  Unlike other projects, a graduate school (graduate) student of science and engineering becomes the project manager, and a startup team of two or more members participates.

“Lawyers, professors, public corporations, and ‘startup’ voices instead of stable jobs”

Excerpt from the full article 


Ji Seung-hyeon, a research professor in the Department of Chemical and Biotechnology at Gachon University, decided to start a business while working as a researcher at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. In order to start a battery business, he moved to Gachon University, where Professor Yoon Young-soo, who is considered one of the top authorities in this field, is located. He said, "I am thinking of a power plant business using an abandoned nuclear reactor in the long term,” and explained, “I decided to start as a biochip startup and gain experience from a small business.”

Prof. Youngsoo Yoon_Won the Best Paper Award

Professor Youngsoo Yoon's research team published a paper in chemical reviews, a renowned academic journal for in-depth research on direct methanol fuel cells.

In this regard, it was awarded the Best Paper Award on May 9, 2015 for excellent paper performance.

Yangsong Poster Award at the 2015 Spring Conference of the Korean Ceramic Society

Academic Conference Name: 2015 Spring Conference

Data: April 15-17, 2015

Presentation Paper Title: Use of Hollow Fe2O3/SnO2 as Anode Material for Lithium Ion Secondary Battery

Received the Best Young Female Researcher Award at the 2015 Spring Conference of the Korean Ceramic Society 

Academic Conference Name: 2015 Spring Conference

Data:  April 15-17, 2015

Presentation paper title: Manufacturing of all-solid-state battery applying Li-B-W-O solid electrolyte

After going to the ICMCTF conference in 2015

After attending the "International conference on metallurgical coatings and thin films" held in san diego from 20 to 25 April 2015

Gachon News

Inye Kim, student (Ph.D. course in the Department of Nano Science and Technology, Graduate School) received the ‘Young Female Researcher Award’ at the Spring Conference of the Korean Ceramic Society

Seo Pooh Run student (3rd year chemical and bioengineering) received the Yangsong Poster Award for Outstanding Paper Award

In-ye Kim, a student in the 3rd semester of the Ph.D. course in the Department of Nanoscience and Technology Convergence at the Graduate School of the University of Seoul, won the ‘Young Female Researcher Award’ at the Spring Conference of the Korean Ceramic Society held in Alpensia, Pyeongchang, from April 15 to 17. 

In-Ye Kim, a researcher from the Gachon university who entered the Department of Biotechnology in 2007, announced “Manufacture of an all-solid-state battery applying Li-BWO solid electrolyte” and was awarded the WISET·KCerS Young Female Researcher Award, which is awarded to a female participating scientist with excellent research level.

This study is a research result that can greatly influence the development of next-generation all-solid-state secondary batteries. It was an opportunity to announce that the graduate school of our university is at the highest level of research in the all-solid-state secondary battery field.

At the same time, Seo Pooh Run, a third-year student in the Department of Chemical and Biotechnology at the university was also awarded the Yangsong Poster Award for Excellent Papers under the guidance of Professor Young-soo Yoon (Department of Chemical and Biotechnology) at this conference.

Seo Pooh Run student made a poster presentation under the theme of "Study on Hollow Fe₂O₃/SnO₂ as an Anode for Lithium Ion Battery". The poor student is currently actively researching as an intern at Gachon University's Energy Materials Lab (advisor: Yoon Young-soo). 

The Korean Ceramic Society has a history of 58 years, and this conference is a forum for presenting research results on ceramic materials, actively discussing with experts in each field, and exchanging research information.  About 1,000 members participated in this conference, and many invited lectures and more than 560 research papers were published, contributing to the development of Korean ceramic technology. The Department of Nanoscience and Technology Convergence and Energy Materials Lab (advisor: Youngsoo Yoon) also announced the results of their research at this conference and got a good response.

Professor Youngsoo Yoon's team (Department of Chemical and Biotechnology) signed a patent technology use agreement with Trace Co., Ltd. 

Development of flexible battery capable of driving smartphones

The Energy Materials Lab, led by Professor Youngsoo Yoon (Department of Chemical and Biotechnology) of the university, has entered into a commercialization agreement with Trace, a company specializing in mobile parts and modules, for the use of lithium secondary battery-related patents. Professor Yoon's team transferred manufacturing technology to Trace to realize high capacity and secure flexibility of positive/negative electrodes, which are core components of lithium secondary batteries. It has been developing for 24 months since July last year under the theme of developing flexible thin-film/thick-film secondary batteries. Trace Co., Ltd. is actively developing flexible batteries based on previous technology and a joint development team. It has unveiled a flexible battery that can be bent up to the level of curvature of a normal paper cup and can drive a smartphone. Along with this, not only flexible batteries, but also package development to bring them to a commercial level is being promoted. Professor Yoon's team said, "We will focus on practical R&D for technology transfer and commercialization, not just R&D for research." Professor Yoon's team consists of two research professors, four doctoral students, three master's students, and three undergraduate interns, conducting intensive research on energy based on secondary batteries, next-generation fuel cells, and related core technologies.

Professor Youngsoo Yoon's team (Department of Chemical and Biotechnology) Published in 'Chemical Reviews', cover decoration

'Chemical Reviews' dated December 24, 2014 (No. 114), the thesis of Professor Young-soo Yoon's research team from the Department of Chemical and Biotechnology at the university reached an impact factor of 45.611, which ranks 1st in the engineering impact factor rank and 3rd in all fields (including medicine, science, and engineering) ) and decorated the cover.

  Nature and Science are often thought of as the most prestigious journals in the engineering field, but in terms of impact factor ranking, Nature is ranked 5th (IF: 42.351) and Science 17th (IF: 34.463), Chemical Reviews is unparalleled in the engineering field. It is among the top journals in all fields. (3rd place among more than 8500 international journals worldwide).

  Unlike general journals, in Chemical Reviews, researchers cannot submit their thesis directly, and the thesis can be submitted only in two cases, either by invitation from the secretariat of the American Society of Chemical Engineers or by a researcher submitting a proposal to the secretariat and selected after review by internationally renowned authors. . Submitted papers go through a very strict screening process by internationally renowned authors, and it takes about two years to finalize publication, including the invitation process.

The title of this published paper is “Anode Catalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells in Acidic Media:Do We Have Any Alternative for Pt or Pt−Ru?” The future science of catalysts by analyzing the technology of world-class research teams on catalyst materials that determine the performance of direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with A technical outlook is presented.

  The research team summarized the latest trends in the platinum-based metal catalyst and catalyst support used in the anode of the direct methanol fuel cell, the subject of this paper. Problems of the existing platinum catalysts and platinum-ruthenium catalysts are pointed out, and platinum or platinum-ruthenium-based two- and three-component metal catalysts that are being recently researched and developed worldwide are comparatively analyzed. We showed the evaluation of electrochemical properties of platinum-based metal catalysts according to catalyst types such as nanowire, nanotube, nanoflower, nanorod, and nanocube.

In order to compensate for the shortcomings of the platinum-based metal catalyst, a description of the non-platinum-based metal catalyst, which is being researched recently, and a characteristic analysis according to the catalyst type were conducted. In addition, various synthesis methods for synthesizing metal catalysts were investigated and analyzed, and structures capable of exhibiting the highest performance as a direct methanol fuel cell catalyst through the two-, three-, and four-component core-shell structures of platinum-based and non-platinum-based metal catalysts. has been described.

  As the second topic, the characteristics of each catalyst support were explained, and the surface treatment to improve the catalyst support performance and polymer catalyst supports such as polyaniline and polypyrrole were summarized. Structural and electrochemical analysis results were collected for RuO2, SnO2, CeO2, WO3, TiO2, MnO2, IrO2, etc. as an oxide metal support together with previously used carbon-based graphene, carbon nanotube, and graphite.

  Professor Yoon's research team concluded by suggesting a future development direction for metal catalysts and catalyst supports for improving the performance of direct methanol fuel cells and commercializing direct methanol fuel cells.

In order to publish this thesis, the research team has been recognized in this field by publishing 14 excellent papers on direct methanol fuel cells in top fuel cell journals such as “Journal of Power Source” and “Corrosion Science” over the past 5 years. Based on the research foundation, the thesis submission was approved by the American Society of Chemical Engineers, and after a total of three evaluations, it was finally able to list outstanding academic achievements.