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Kyusung Park is a staff scientist in the Interface and Surface Science group at NREL, where he works with energy storage materials. Before he joined NREL, he worked as a research scientist at Texas Materials Institute and was in Prof. John B. Goodenough’s group at the University of Texas at Austin, studying solid-state electrochemistry and various next-generation battery chemistries. He currently conducts both basic and applied research on several battery technologies, including solid electrolytes, next-generation cathode materials, battery recycling, and large-scale energy-storage systems. 

Research Interests

Kyusung's research interests lie in solid-state electrochemistry and transition-metal chemistry for energy-storage applications, including the following:

  • Relationship between the structure and electrochemical properties of materials
  • Atomic-scale electronic interactions and their impact on materials properties
  • Chemical bonding and the electronic structure for redox chemistry

Education

KAIST, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D. 2004

KAIST, Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.E. 2000

KAIST, Materials Science and Engineering, B.E. 1998

Featured Work

“The Li-ion rechargeable battery: A perspective,” J.B. Goodenough, K.-S. Park, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 1167–1176 (2013).

“Electrochemical nature of the cathode interface for a solid-state lithium-ion battery: Interface between LiCoO2 and garnet-Li7La3Zr2O12,” K. Park, J.B. Goodenough, et al., Chem. Mater. 28, 8051–8059 (2016).

“Dendrite-suppressed lithium plating from a liquid electrolyte via wetting of Li3N,” K. Park, J.B. Goodenough, Adv. Energy Mater. 7, 1700732 (2017).

“Trapping lithium polysulfides by forming lithium bonds in polymer electrolytes for a Li-S battery,” K. Park, J.B. Goodenough, et al., Energy Environ. Sci. 8, 2389–2395 (2015).

“Electrochemical and chemical properties of Na2NiO2 as a cathode additive for a rechargeable sodium battery,” K. Park, J.B. Goodenough, et al., Chem. Mater. 27, 6682–6688 (2015).

“Enhanced charge-transfer kinetics by anion surface modification of LiFePO4,” K.-S. Park, J.B. Goodenough, et al., Chem. Mater. 24, 3212–3218 (2012).

“Nitridation-driven conductive Li4Ti5O12 for lithium ion batteries,” K.-S. Park, et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 14930–14931 (2008).

“Composite conducting-polymer/iron-redox-couple cathodes for lithium secondary batteries,” K.-S. Park, J.B. Goodenough, et al., Adv. Mater. 19, 848–851 (2007).

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