Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Solid State Physics



+44 (0)20 7594




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.




Way A, Luke J, Evans AD, et al., 2019, Fluorine doped tin oxide as an alternative of indium tin oxide for bottom electrode of semi-transparent organic photovoltaic devices, Aip Advances, Vol:9, ISSN:2158-3226, Pages:085220-1-085220-5

Yan H, Limbu S, Wang X, et al., 2019, Efficient charge carrier injection and balance achieved by low electrochemical doping in solution-processed polymer light-emitting diodes, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN:1616-301X

Speller EM, Clarke AJ, Luke J, et al., 2019, From fullerene acceptors to non-fullerene acceptors: prospects and challenges in the stability of organic solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN:2050-7488

Cha H, Fish G, Luke J, et al., 2019, Suppression of Recombination Losses in Polymer:Nonfullerene Acceptor Organic Solar Cells due to Aggregation Dependence of Acceptor Electron Affinity, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:9, ISSN:1614-6832

Du T, Xu W, Daboczi M, et al., 2019, p-Doping of organic hole transport layers in p–i–n perovskite solar cells: correlating open-circuit voltage and photoluminescence quenching, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:18971-18979

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