Solid-State Chemistry & Energy science Laboratory

Principal Investigator

Prof. Sangryun Kim (김상륜)

Graduate School of Energy Convergence, GIST



  • 2013 Ph.D. in Electronic Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    (Supervisor: Prof. Ryoji Kanno)
  • 2009 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    (Supervisor: Prof. Hidetoshi Sekiguchi)


Work experience

  • 2021~Present Principal Investigator, Graduate School of Energy Convergence, GIST
  • 2017~2021 Assistant Professor, Hydrogen Functional Materials Division (Orimo Laboratory),            Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
  • 2016~2017 Visiting Researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 2014~2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST (Supervisor: Prof. Jang Wook Choi)
  • 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Supervisor: Prof. Ryoji Kanno)


Honors and awards

  • 2021 Distinguished Researcher, Tohoku University
  • 2021 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scientist’s award (similar as President award in Korea), MEXT
  • 2020 Outstanding researcher Award, The NF foundation
  • 2020 Outstanding researcher Award, The Honda Memorial Foundation
  • 2020 Outstanding researcher Award, The Incos Japan Science Foundation
  • 2020 Science and Technology Award, The Tokin Japan Science Foundation
  • 2020 Best Poster Award, International Symposium “Hydrogenomics” Combined with 14th International Symposium Hydrogen & Energy
  • 2019 Young Researcher Award, The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, Japan
  • 2017 Best Poster Award, IMR Lecture Meeting and Summit of Materials Science
  • 2017 Best Poster Award, The Committee on Next Generation Hydrides Research
  • 2016 KAIST Institute Postdoc Fellow, KAIST
  • 2009 PreFEED Award, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
  • 2012-2014 Scholarship student of the Rotary Foundation
  • 2011-2013 Global COE Research scholar of the Multidisciplinary Education and Research Center for Energy Science
  • 2011-2012 Scholarship student of the Japan Student Services Organization
  • 2009-2011 Scholarship student of the Furukawa Foundation
  • 2005-2009 Japan−Korea Joint Scholarship (President Dae−jung Kim Scholarship) for Science and Engineering Students