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Jong-Soo Rhyee


  • 2000 ~ 2005 Ph.D in Materials Science (Magnetic materials) Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Magnetic and electronic properties of Hexaboride compounds (R1-xR*xB6 / R, R* = Ca, La and Eu) Advisor: Cho, Beong Ki
  • 1998 ~ 2000 MS in Physics(Experimental Solid State Physics) Pohang University of Science and Technology Effect of Sr substitution in Hg-based superconductors; Hg0.9Re0.1(Ba1-xSrx)2Ca2Cu3O8+d Advisor: Lee, Sung Ik
  • 1994 ~ 1998 BS in Physics Chung-Buk National University

  • Employment History

  • 2010.08~present Associate professor Dept. of Applied Physics, Applied Science College, Kyung Hee University
  • 2007.05~2010.08 Staff Researcher Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology Mission: High figure-of-merit thermoelectric materials development
  • 2006.04~2007.04 Post-doctoral researcher Max-Plank-Institute for Solid State Research Mission: Oxides single crystal growth and magnetic and electronic properties of NaxCoO2
  • 2005.01~2006.03 Staff Researcher POSCO Research Laboratory Mission: Enhancement of magnetic properties on the highly grain- oriented silicon steel

  • Selected Papers

    1.   Jong-Soo Rhyee, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Sang Mock Lee, Eunseog
    Cho, Sang Il Kim, Eun Sung Lee, Yong Seung Kwon, Ji Hoon Shim, and Gabriel
    Kotliar / Peierls distortion as a route to high thermoelectric performance in In4Se3-δ  crystals, 
    Nature (459) 965-968 (2009) (18th June 2009)
    2.    Jong-Soo Rhyee, Kyunghan Ahn, Kyu Hyoung Lee, Hyo Seok Ji, 
    and Ji-Hoon Shim / Enhancement of thermoelectric figure-of-merit 
    in a wide temperature range in In4Se3-xCl0.03 bulk crystals, 
    Advanced Materials (23) 2191-2194 (2011) (17th May 2011)
    3.    Jong-Soo Rhyee, Junyeon Kwon, Piyush Dak, Jin Hee Kim, Seung Min Kim, 
    Jozeph Park, Young Ki Hong, Wongeon Song, Inturu Omkaram, Muhammad A. Alam, Sunkook Kim /
    High-mobility transistors based on large-area and high crystalline CVD-grown
    MoSe2 films on insulating substrates, 
    Advanced Materials (28) 2316-2321 (2016) (23 March 2016)
    4.    Dia?ta
    Ginting, Chan-Chieh Lin, Jae Hyun Yun, Byung-Kyu Yu, Sung-Jin Kim, 
    Jong-Soo Rhyee* / High thermoelectric performance due to nano-inclusions 
    and randomly distributed interface potentials in N-type (PbTe0.93-xSe0.07Clx)0.93(PbS)0.07
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A  (DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02643A) (2017)
    5.    Chan-Chieh Lin, R. Lydia, Jae Hyun Yun, Ho Seong Lee, Jong-Soo Rhyee* 
    / Extremely low lattice thermal conductivity and point defect scattering 
    of phonons in Ag-doped (SnSe)1x(SnS)x compounds, 
    Chemistry of Materials (29) 5344-5352 (2017) (31 May 2017)


    Awards & Honor

    ◈Jan.~Dec. 2015           Overseas Research Professor Fellowship (교수해외연구지원) 
                                          SBS Cultural Foundation (SBS 문화재단) 
    ◈Sept. 2012                   Best Teaching Professor Award(우수강의교수상) 
                                          Applied Science College, Kyung Hee University
    ◈Oct.2011~ Sept.2013  TJ Park Junior Faculty Fellowship(청암과학펠로쉽) 
                                          (청암과학 신진교수 펠로쉽)
                                          POSCO TJ Park Foundation 
    ◈April 21, 2010             Bombi Physics Award 
                                          (Young Condensed Matter Physicist Award)
                                          April meeting on the Korean Physical Society
    ◈April 06, 2010             Best Presentation Award
                                          The 7th Korea-U.S. Nano Forum, supported by Korea Ministry 
                                          of Education,Science and Technology and U.S. NSF (National 
                                          Science Foundation)
    ◈Oct.  22, 2009             World Best Paper Award 
                                          Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
    ◈July   30, 2009             Young Investigator Award 
                                          International Thermoelectric Society, bestowed in the 
                                          ICT/ECT2009 jointconference at Freiburg, Germany
    ◈Feb.  16, 2005             BK21 Academic Award (Graduate Award)
                                          Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    ◈April  25, 2003            Best Presentation Award (Poster)
                                          Korean Physical Society
    ◈Dec.  2000                  Literature Award (Poem)
                                          Monthly journal of literature world
    ◈1994  ~ 1998               Seo-Nam Fellowship (Scholarship)
                                          Seo-Nam Foundation

    Academic Activity

  • 2011 ~ 2013 Korea Society of Optoelectronics (Editorial board)
  • 2007 ~ present International Thermoelectric Society
  • 2002 ~ present American Physical Society
  • 1998 ~ present Korean Physical Society
  • 2008 ~ 2009 KOSEN Expert of Physics KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information), Korea

  • Selected Invited Talk

  • April 8, 2012 Materials Research Society (Invited) Materials design rule based upon the Peierls distortion and correlated Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, California, USA
  • July 30, 2009 Young Investigator Award Invited Lecture Peierls distortion as a route to high thermoelectric performance in In4Se3-δ crystals/ International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2009/ECT2009), Freiburg convention center, Freiburg, Germany
  • July 30, 2009 Plenary lecture New Strategies for High Performance of Thermoelectric Materials/ International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2009/ECT2009), Freiburg convention center, Freiburg, Germany

  • Lectures

  • General Physics II (Freshman)
  • Experimental Physics (Freshman)
  • Classical Mechanics I & II (Sophomore)
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Senior)
  • Materials Physics (Senior)
  • Physics of Superconductivity (Graduate course)
  • Physics of Magnetism (Graduate course)
  • Solid State Physics I (Graduate course)
  • Solid State Quantum theory (Graduate course)

  • Research Interest

  • New materials development of emerging magnetic and energy materials
  • Crystal growth of intermetallic and oxide compounds
  • Thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery
  • High thermal conductive materials for electronic applications
  • Magneto-caloric effect materials for solid state cooling
  • Unconventional magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties of oxides and intermetallics
  • Quasi-one-dimensional electronic transport
  • Low dimensional Heisenberg spin chain
  • Luttinger liquid
  • Superconductivity

  • Exper. Techniques

  • Synthesis of polycrystalline samples by Arc-melting and solid state reaction
  • Single crystal growth techniques;
  • Flux, Bridgeman, and Traveling Solvent Floating Zone method
  • Quartz and metal sealing techniques
  • Mechanical alloying, hot pressing, and spark-plasma sintering
  • Measurements of magnetization, dynamical susceptibility, electrical and Hall resistivity, specific heat, Seebeck coefficient, and Thermal conductivity (MPMS and PPMS)
  • High temperature laser flash based thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient measurements (ULVAC)
  • Powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Crystal structure determination
  • Chemical analysis by Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis
  • Microstructure analysis using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

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