Toxic environmental contaminants are increasingly known to cause a number of severe health problems, in particular on fetuses, including heart failure, low cognitive ability, delayed development, and neurobehavioral disorders.A new research featured in the Environmental Science and Technology published by the American Chemical Society suggests that the fetus is more vulnerable to some pollutants with certain properties because they penetrate further into the feto-maternal system. The research found that distributions of pollutants and the mechanisms of distributions vary depending on each poll..
POSTECH scientists develop breakthrough technique to easily optimize electrical properties of Polyaniline nanosheets to an unprecedented level in an environmental-friendly and inexpensive way. A piece of deep frozen ice and electronic gadgets may seem to have little connection (except that they are both ‘cool’ to have on you), but ice could now play a role in opening a new era in the electronic industry where conducting polymers, simply put plastics with electrical properties, are in great demand for practical applications. Chemists at Pohang University of Science and Technolo..
When several electronic devices are linked through fixed and mobile connections, time-delays inevitably occur due to the limitation of data transmission speed; it is known that systems with these types of aftereffects often experience instability or performance degradation. Substantial research efforts have been made to tackle this problem and POSTECH researchers are reported to have provided an important foundation for the related literature. An article published by Dr. PooGyeon Park, a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH, was selected as the most cited article in..
One of the most basic yet important surgical skills to keep a patient alive and intact may be closing wounds. It seems that doctors will now get the job done with more ease thanks to new, nontoxic surgical glue that instantly seals a bleeding wound and helps it heal without a scar or inflammation. Inspired by nature’s wonders, Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA) that works on the same principles as mussels attaching to underwater surfaces and insects maintaining structural ..
Professor Kilwon Cho, Hyojin Bong, and Dr. Sae Byeok Jo of the Department of Chemical Engineeringhave developeda new synthetic method for high-throughput production of large-area conductinggraphenefilms. The research outcome was featured on the cover page of the renowned international journal Nanoscale. Grapheneis one of the core materials for the transparent electrodes in soft electronics due to its highelectricconductivity, flexibility, mechanical strength and transparency. The feasibility of the commercialization ofgraphenefilms depends on the efficient“scale-up” production of ..
In new research published in Nature, Professors Nack J. Kim and Hansoo Kim and doctoral student Sang-Heon Kim at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a new type of steel with improved tensile strength and lightness. There is a growing demand for lightweight structural materials as an alternative to conventional steels which are heavy and impractical in developing future energy efficient vehicles. Studies on lightweight steels have shed light on the effectiveness of aluminum alloying in increasing the streng..
A research team consisting of Dr. Gil-Ho Lee, Prof. Hu-Jong Lee, Sol Kim, and Prof. Seung-Hoon Jhi of Department of Physics, reported realization of “short and ballistic” Josephson junctions based on a monolayer graphene sheet. The paper was published in the February issue of Nature Communications. Josephson junction, a nanometer-scale hybrid superconducting device, consists of two superconducting (S) electrodes weakly coupled by a normal-conducting (N) insert. It supports a resistance-free junction supercurrent along with quantum interference effects and has been utilized for rea..
A team comprised of Profs. Chulhong Kim and Geunbae Lim, Jin Young Kim, Changho Lee, and Kyungjin Park, developed a high-speed optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM) system using 2-axis waterproofing MEMS scanner, successfully monitored the flow of carbon particles in-vitro, and imaged microvascular networks of the mouse ear in vivo. Their research findings were published in Scientific Reports journal. Photoacoustic imaging technique is a hybrid biomedical imaging technique that combines the merits of ultrasonic and optical imaging modalities. When a pulsed light illuminates and..
Prof. Bruno C. De Cooman of the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT) at POSTECH was appointed as a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow Award, established in 1975, is awarded to an AIST member who has made outstanding contributions to the iron and steel industry as well as to the activities of the association. Prof. De Cooman is the first scholar from a Korean research institution in the last 20 years to be named an AIST Distinguished Member and Fellow. Prof. De Cooman started his acade..
A research team consisting of Prof. Joon Hak Oh, Moo Yeol Lee (Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH), and Prof. Bumjoon J. Kim (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST) has developed highly sensitive and selective liquid-phase sensors based on a solvent-resistant organic semiconducting layer. The research outcome was highlighted as the cover article in Advanced Materials which is a renowned international journal in the field of materials.Sensors based on organic field-effect transistor (OFET) platform have attracted great interest due to their use as light-weight, low..