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 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 theoretical and experimental 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 (

Our recent papers for metrology developed for molecular semiconductors: Raman Spectroscopy as an Advanced Structural Nanoprobe for Conjugated Molecular Semiconductors (Invited topical review);   Organic Photovoltaic Blends Probed by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

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Cha H, Wu J, Wadsworth A, et al., 2017, An Efficient, "Burn in" Free Organic Solar Cell Employing a Nonfullerene Electron Acceptor, Advanced Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0935-9648

Jeon T, Kim SJ, Yoon J, et al., 2017, Hybrid Perovskites: Effective Crystal Growth for Optoelectronic Applications, Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN:1614-6832

Razzell-Hollis J, Fleischli F, Jahnke AA, et al., 2017, Effects of Side-Chain Length and Shape on Polytellurophene Molecular Order and Blend Morphology, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:121, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:2088-2098

Wood S, Hollis JR, Kim J-S, 2017, Raman spectroscopy as an advanced structural nanoprobe for conjugated molecular semiconductors, Journal of Physics D-applied Physics, Vol:50, ISSN:0022-3727

Yu JC, Kim DW, Kim DB, et al., 2017, Effect of the solvent used for fabrication of perovskite films by solvent dropping on performance of perovskite light-emitting diodes, Nanoscale, Vol:9, ISSN:2040-3364, Pages:2088-2094

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