《Editor’s Note: UNIST has attracted ever-growing worldwide attention due to its capability and promising potential in the research and development of new materials. Here is a brief summary of those inspiring stories.》
■ Professor Sang Il Seok Gained World’s Attention for Attempting to Fabricate Solar Cells Based on SbSeI!
Recent research by Distinguished Professor Sang Il Seok (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST) has been introduced via PV Magazine, a leading media platform for the global solar photovoltaics (PV) industry.
As the world-renowned scholar, Professor Seok has contributed to the pioneering works on perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In addition, he has been conducting various studies to complement the long-term stability of PSCs. Recently, Professor Seok has attempted to fabricate solar cells based on antimony selenoiodide (SbSeI), for the first time.
Although the new cell exhibited a power conversion efficient of 4.10%, the power conversion efficiency for the first perovskite solar cells that were announced just 10 years ago, was only 3%. We expect the new SbSeI-based solar cell will soon break the 20% efficiency barrier for PSCs.
Established in 2008, PV Magazine has been published in Australia, China, France and Germany. In 2010, they launched an online platform, introducing the latest technological trends and solar cells market worldwide.
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■ Recent UNIST Graduate, EuiDae Jung Honored with 2021 KIMS Best Paper Award!
EuiDae Jung, a recent graduate (Advisor: Professor Myoung Hoon Song) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST, has been honored with this year’s best paper award in the materials science field by the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS).
The best paper award is bestowed upon doctoral degree candidates in major Korean universities with the aim of cultivating outstanding talents in the field of materials science. This year, a total of 10 Ph.D. candidates have been awarded, together with KRW 500,000 in prize money.
Mr. Jung has also been involved in flexible perovskite solar cell research, and thus has made great achievements. He recently obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the 2021 Commencement Ceremony, took place remotely on February 18, 2021.
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