Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Solid State Physics



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B909Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Ji-Seon Kim is Professor of Solid State Physics and Director of the Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training ( at Imperial College London. She also held a Visiting Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, South Korea. She has previously taken up an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, obtained a PhD in Physics in 2000 under the supervision of Prof. Sir Richard Friend, was a Post-Doc in Cambridge. She is conducting scientific research as a technical consultant for Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) Ltd.

Her research focuses on the basic science and technology of Nanoscale Functional Materials such as organics, organic/inorganic hybrids, nano/biomaterials and related applications, as well as developing novel Nanometrology for these functional materials. Her research programme benefits from multidisciplinary scientific background in experimental and theoretical physics and surface/interface science, which provides a unique perspective to approach the research programme in molecular, polymeric, and hybrid electronic materials and devices. She is leading the Nanoanalysis Group (, working together with industrial partners including Samsung, CSEM Brazil, KP-Tech, CDT Ltd. and NPL.

Post-doc position available: Research Associate in Organic and Hybrid Electronic Materials and Devices (deadline: 31 Jan 2019)

PhD projects for 2019 entry available: 

1. Flexible Organic Solar Cells utilising New Electron Acceptors

2. Organic Biosensors for Non-invasive Diagnostics

Please contact me ( for more details.




Daboczi M, Hamilton I, Xu S, et al., The origin of open-circuit voltage losses in perovskite solar cells investigated by surface photovoltage measurement, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, ISSN:1944-8244

Wu J, Luke J, Lee HKH, et al., 2019, Tail state limited photocurrent collection of thick photoactive layers in organic solar cells, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Hamilton I, Suh M, Kim K, et al., Organic-inorganic hybrid composites as an electron injection layer in highly efficient inverted green-emitting polymer LEDs, Organic Electronics, ISSN:1566-1199

Tan E, Pappa A-M, Pitsalidis C, et al., 2019, A highly sensitive molecular structural probe applied to in-situ biosensing of metabolites using PEDOT:PSS, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, ISSN:0006-3592

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