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ABOUT SAINT

Professors

  • Assistant Professor Nanofiber
  • AN, SEONGPIL
    Lab Advanced & Multifunctional One-dimensional Nanomat

Research Interest

 Electrohydrodynamic and aerodynamic fiber-forming techniques (electrospinning, solution blowing, supersonic nanoblowing, electrospraying, and inkjet printing) 

 Multiscale metal-plated fibers (transparent conducting film, transparent heater, multi-functional sensor, electrostatic air filter, cooling materials, and endovascular coiling) 

 Fiber-based triboelectric and piezoelectric energy harvesters 

 Secondary batteries (anode materials of Li-ion battery and flexible thin electrodes of supercapacitor) 

 Extrinsic self-healing materials (core-shell-structured vascular self-healing fibers) 

 Bioinspired and environmentally friendly materials (thorny devil nanofibers, biopolymer nanofibers, soft actuator for artificial muscle, etc.) 

 Viscoelastic polymeric materials (mechanical, rheological, and hyperelastic behaviors of polymer fibers) 

 Heat transfer applications (air cooling layer/film, pool boiling, and heat-pipe) 

 Photocatalysis applications (water purification, water splitting, and anti-microbial films) 

 Membranes (water/oil separation, water purification, and anti-fungal membranes) 

Education

  • 2012 – 2017 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Korea University (Advisor: Prof. Sam S. Yoon)
  • 2008 – 2012 B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Korea University

Experience

  • 2020 – present Assistant Professor, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT) & Department of Nano Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
  • 2017 – 2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago (Advisor: Prof. Alexander L. Yarin)

Journal Article

  • (2022)  Effect of heater wire configuration and nanotexturing on force generated by self-propelled bubble-driven propeller.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER.  184, 
  • (2022)  Wearable sensors and supercapacitors using electroplated-Ni/ZnO antibacterial fabric.  JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.  100,  20
  • (2021)  Self-Healing Structural Materials.  POLYMERS.  13,  2297
  • (2021)  Review of recent progress in the supersonic cold‑spraying technique with solid particles and liquid suspensions.  EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS.  62,  145
  • (2021)  Superhydrophobic antibacterial wearable metalized fabric as supercapacitor, multifunctional sensors, and heater.  JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES.  506, 
  • (2021)  Supersonically sprayed transparent flexible multifunctional composites for self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-fogging, and anti-bacterial applications.  COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING.  222, 
  • (2021)  Enhanced cooling of high-power microelectronics with swing-like pool boiling.  INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER.  125, 
  • (2021)  Pool boiling enhancement by nanotextured surface of hierarchically structured electroplated Ni nanocones.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER.  173, 
  • (2021)  Pool boiling enhancement using hierarchically structured ZnO nanowires grown via electrospraying and chemical bath deposition.  APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING.  187, 
  • (2021)  Supersonically Sprayed Washable, Wearable, Stretchable, Hydrophobic, and Antibacterial rGO/AgNW Fabric for Multifunctional Sensors and Supercapacitors.  ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES. 
  • (2021)  Reusable and durable electrostatic air filter based on hybrid metallized microfibers decorated with metal–organic–framework nanocrystals.  JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.  85, 
  • (2021)  Reusable Filters Augmented with Heating Microfibers for Antibacterial and Antiviral Sterilization.  ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES.  13,  1
  • (2020)  Performance enhancement of soft nano-textured thermo-pneumatic actuator by incorporating silver nanowires into elastomer body.  SOFT ROBOTICS. 
  • (2020)  Highly nanotextured nickel-electroplated bismuth vanadate micropillars for hotspot removal via air- and spray-cooling.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER.  156, 
  • (2020)  Flexible heat-spreading and air-cooling films using nickel-electroplated nanotextured fibers.  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE.  227, 
  • (2020)  Theoretical model of swirling thick film flow inside converging nozzles of various geometries.  FUEL.  280, 
  • (2020)  Experimental and numerical study of smoke behavior in high-rise stairwells with open and closed windows.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES.  157, 
  • (2020)  Transparent Metallized Microfibers as Recyclable Electrostatic Air Filters with Ionization.  ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES.  12,  22
  • (2020)  Sustainable Nanotextured Wave Energy Harvester Based on Ferroelectric Fatigue-Free and Flexoelectricity-Enhanced Piezoelectric P(VDF-TrFE) Nanofibers with BaSrTiO3 Nanoparticles.  ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS.  30,  25
  • (2020)  Constitutive modeling of polymers accounting for their hyperelasticity, plasticity, creep and viscoelastic relaxation.  POLYMER TESTING.  85,