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DGIST-LBNL Research Center


General Introduction

A mutual cooperation between two institutes, the LBNL and DGIST, began with the establishment of an LBNL-DGIST research collaboration center in July 2012. This relationship was further extended by the financial support from the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF) in December 2012. A joint research project is in progress via the satellite office with the name of LBNL-DGIST Joint Institute for Microscopy (LDJIM) that was set up on May 2014 within the Berkeley campus of LBNL. With additional financial support from the local government of Daegu and Dalseong-Gun, DGIST is actively pursuing the advancement of new emerging technology in the field of functional novel materials.


Currently, research staff and faculty from both institutes are combining the materials synthesis capability in DGIST and advanced characterization techniques utilizing the Advanced Photon Source in LBNL to study the properties of nano-scale material systems.


Research Objectives

Achieving global leadership in the field of advanced materials research

  • Becoming a global research center
  • Creating a solid extension of the partnership between DGIST and LBNL
  • Developing functional new materials through a multidisciplinary approach

Major Research Fields

A study on basic properties and expansion of research facilities for establishment of functional new materials development system

  • Design and synthesis of multiscale, multidimensional advanced materials with various chemical compositions and physical structures
  • Micro-/macro-scale property characterization and testing

Investigation on multifunctional materials through electronic/atomic/molecular scale regulation

  • Customization of functional properties for industrial applications through micro-scale regulation

Director Jung-Il Hong
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Tel +82-53-785-6504

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