Kyeong-Im Hong just joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) at 'Multifunctional and supramolecular materials' group. She comes alongside Amparo Ruiz-Carretero, from University of Strasbourg. The postdoc researcher is from South Korea and is investigating supramolecular polymerization to be applied on spintronics based on CISS (chirality induced spin selectivity) effect. Meet her here:
What have you worked on so far?
During my Ph.D course, I studied supramolecular chemistry to develop molecular receptors whose photophysical properties were controlled by external stimuli such as chemicals, light, pH and so on. I joined the group of Dr. Amparo Ruiz-Carretero as a postdoctoral researcher in University of Strasbourg. I am investigating supramolecular polymerization to be applied on spintronics based on CISS (chirality induced spin selectivity) effect.
What will you work on? With whom?
I would like to study spintronics using chiral supramolecular polymers. Supramolecular polymers were formed by non-covalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, van der waals interaction, pi-pi interactions. Thanks to these non—covalent interactions, the formation of supramolecular can be sophisticatedly controlled by external stimuli such as solvents, temperature, electricity, chemicals, light and so on. Using this properties, I would like to develop supramolecular polymers that will be versatile candidates for controlling spin selectivity, which will be investigated with collaboration of other groups expert in spintronics.
I would like to improve my research to be advanced in spintronic field. ICMM has multidisciplinary research group such as multifunctional materials, materials for photonics and electronics, nanotechnology, and so on. Through constructively collaborating with the excellent groups, we can make good performances.
And a personal touch: any hobbies? What would you like to contribute to the institute?
I usually spend the time to do traveling, jogging, and taking the pictures for non-scientific activities. I would like to share my scientific experiences with other people and making the good performances by collaborating with the excellent researchers.