1. Admission

We are interested in recruiting excellent graduate students particularly from foreign countries.

 1) Research Interests

  We synthesize and characterize novel functional molecular systems which we design based on theoretical predictions using quantum theoretical calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. We are also interested in fabricating nanodevices, and nano sensors.

Research Fields:  Nanoscience (organic/inorganic synthesis, characterization, device fabrication), Quantum Physics/Chemistry, Computational Physics/Chemistry

Representative Papers:

  Nature 2009, 460, 498;  Nature 2009, 456, 706;
  Nature Nanotech. 2010, online;  Nature Nanotech. 2008, 3, 408;
  Science 2001, 294, 348;  Chem. Rev. 2000, 100, 4145.
  Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 111; Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 2319;  2006, 35, 355;
  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3795; 2005, 127, 4530;
  Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 98, 076101; 2006, 96, 096104; Opt. Lett. 2009, 35, 2007;
  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2005, 102, 14155; 2000, 97, 6373; J. Comput. Chem. 2008, 29, 1208;
  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 15336; 2002, 124, 14268; 2001, 123, 10748; 2001, 123, 514.

 2) Graduate Student

  If one is eligible to be admitted to this university, I will support him/her financially. To this end, please send me your resume. I will reply when you are considered to be eligible. If you are highly qualified, we may support as a research assistant even prior to the admission to the Ph.D. program.

  To maintain competence in graduate student recruitments and to enable students to focus on their research and studies without burdening over living expenses, each graduate student must receive minimum amount of living expenses (Master KRW 800,000 per month, Doctoral KRW 850,000 per Month).

  * Monthly minimum living expenses of UNIST Graduate School (dorm KRW 280,000 + meal plan KRW 280,000 = KRW 560,000). Thus, one does not need a car and does not pay the car insurance. Practically, most foreign people here save a substantial amount of money. If one is in difficult condition, we may increase the salary, but this is done very rarely.
In particular, if one is outstanding, an extra bonus is paid. Thus, if one is really outstanding, one can receive ~ 2M won per month.

  Applicants should submit the official English test score (minimum score: PBT 550, CBT 213, IBT 79, ITP 550, IELTS 6, TOEIC 800, TEPS 680) except for six native English speakers (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, USA).

  If one is interested in our graduate program, please send me one's CV and a copy of one's transcripts.
  If one accepts an officer from us, once needs to apply for one's studentship via UNIST official website.
 *Admission to Graduate Student Program
(refer to: http://www.unist.ac.kr/ )

2. Job : Research Professors, (Senior) Research Scientists, and Postdoctoral fellows

  If one is interested joining our group as a postdoc or researcher, please send me one's CV and a copy of one's Degree first before apply.

Documents for visa Application

1. Curriculum Vitae
Name, Sex, Birthday, Birth-place, Nationality, Present address,Working place and position, Phone number, Education: BS, MS (GPA); Professional experiences (career) (A Chinese should write his/her name in both English and Chinese)

2. A copy of identification card or a copy of passport issued by the government
 - (Zhumin shenfenzheng and Hukouben for a Chinese)

3. Two letters of recommendation with signature

4. Each copy of the diploma of B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees issued by the university
 - If one has not the copy in hand, one should submit the documents to prove that one received the degree.
 - It should be certified from each university.

5. If you bring members of your family, then submit the following:
The notarized marriage certificate and the notarized document proving that your children or parents are members of your family.
 B. Copies of identification cards or copies of passport for your family members issued by your country's government. (copies of Zhumin Shenfenzheng or Hukouben for a Chinese)
 C. Curriculum Vitae for your family members: Name, Sex, Birthday, Birth-place, Nationality, Present address, Working place and position Phone number, Education, Professional experience (career) It takes time to process the visa application. (quite often more than two months!)

3. Center Introduction

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Center for Superfunctional Materials (CSM)

Experimental/Theoretical Physics/Chemistry/Nano-Science
Salary: Commensurate with scientific capacity (very high)
Application deadline: till the position is filled
Contact: Professor Kwang S. Kim
E-mail: kimks@unist.ac.kr
Address:  Center for Superfunctional Materials,
Advanced Material Research Building(Office-404), Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), unist-gil 50, Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea.   

Job description: The Center for Superfunctional Materials (CSM), Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, funded by a Korean Government grant of ~$1.3 million grant/year for 10 years under the National Honor Science Program seeks exceptional scientists with high scientific capacity for several positions at various levels. The Research professors can carry out collaborative or independent research at the highest level of scientific impacts, and can be
recommended for tenure-track positions based on their performance. The positions can be offered for several years. Exceptional scientists can command salaries of upto ~$55,000/year. A room or 3-bedroom apartment on campus costs about ~$300 to ~$340/month.

Research Goals:
* Experiment: (i) Nanomaterials, (ii) Nanodevices, Molecular Electronics, (iii) Nano-Optics, (iv) Nano-Bio fused systems, (v) Ultra-fast DNA sequencing
* Theory: (i) ab initio theory, DFT, DMatFT, CC, EOM, TDDFT, NEGF, DynMFT, GW, QMC, CPMD, AIMD,
DFTB, QM/MM, KMC, MC, Meta/Hyper-dynamics, NEGF-TDDFT, Path Integral,
(ii) Theoretical and Computational Design of realistic nanomaterials, nanodevices,
Graphene/CNT devices, Light harvesting devices, Solar cells, Catalysts, H2/CO2 storage materials, Nano-bio fused systems, Ultra-fast DNA sequencing devices
(iii) Theoretical/Computational Study of Molecular electronics, Spintronics, Quantum information processing, Quantum optics, Attosecond spectroscopy/dynamics

Recent representative papers:
  Nature 2009, 460, 498; 2009, 456, 706; Science 2001, 294, 348; Nature Nanotech. 2011, 6, 162; 2010, (doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.132); 2010, 5,574; 2008, 3, 408; Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 6156; 2000, 100, 4145; Nature Commun 2016, 7, 13115; 2013, 4, 1797; 2013, 4, 2221; Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 111; Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 38, 2319; 2006, 35, 355; ACS. Nano. 2014, 8, 1827; 2010, 4, 3979; J. phys. Chem. Lett 2016, 7, 2478; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 7640; 2006, 45, 3795; 2005, 127, 4530; Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 98, 076101; 2006, 96, 096104; Opt. Lett. 2010, 35, 2007; Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2015, 112, 14156; 2005, 102, 14155; 2000, 97, 6373; J. Comput. Chem. 2008, 29, 1208; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 15336; 2002, 124, 14268; 2001, 123, 10748; 2001, 123, 514.

  The director of the Center, Prof. Kwang S. Kim, collaborates with several groups in the world, Prof. Philip Kim (Physics, Columbia), Prof. E. J. Baerends (Vrije Univ, Netherland), Prof. P. Hobza (Czech Acad Sci. Czech Republic), Prof. Gross (Max Planck), Prof. B. Brutschy (Frankfurt Univ), etc. as well as several distinguished Korean groups including Prof. Jin Yong Lee and Prof. Byung Hee Hong (Chemistry,Sungkyunkwan), Prof. Yoon Sup Lee (KAIST), Prof. Ju-Young Yoon (Ewha), Prof. Ji-Hoon Shim, Prof. Young Min Rhee (Postech), etc.

  The position can be offered by the director or in collaboration with another professor described above. The research can be done in UNIST or other places including foreign countries.

Prof. Kwang S. Kim
Distinguished Professor (UNIST)
Deptartment of Chemistry, School of Natural Science,
and (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering)
Director, Center for Superfunctional Materials,
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST),
50 unist-gil, Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea.

E-mail: kimks@unist.ac.kr  (Tel +82-52-217-5410, Fax +82-52-217-5419)
http://csm.unist.ac.kr (Center)
CSM Secretary: Mr. Daniel Lee
E-mail: daniellee@unist.ac.kr  (Tel +82-52-217-5403, Fax +82-52-217-5419)

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