Donghwan Kim

Department of Materials Science and Eng., Korea University, Anam-dong 1,Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

D. H. Kim received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering from Seoul National University in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University in 1993. Before joining the faculty at Korea University in 1995, Dr. Kim worked as a Research Professor on a project on high-efficiency polycrystalline CdTe solar cells in Physics Department at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) for two years. The Project was granted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and was by nature a joint work between CSM and NREL since the work involved an intensive characterization and evaluation of semiconductor materials and devices as well as processing. Dr. Kim was a Member of Sigma Xi, a society for achieved physicists, while he was at CSM. Since 1995 when he joined Korea University, Dr. Kim continued his research on various types of solar cells including nanohybrid solar cells. He worked as the President of Korean Photovoltaic Development Organization (KPVDO), a semigovernment organization for planning and managing the National Solar R&D Program from 2004 through 2008 (five years). He was the General Chair of the 19th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-19) held in Jeju, South Korea during November 9 through 13, 2009 that had over 1,300 attendees worldwide. He serves as the Vice President of the Korea Society of New and Renewable Energy since 2008. Dr. Kim is interested in fabrication and characterization of compound semiconductor thin films and nanostructures such as CdS and CdTe primarily for solar cells. Currently, he is working on synthesis and measurement of silicon solar cells and polymer-semiconductor hybrid solar cells. Application of thin amorphous Si layers to the surface of crystalline Si wafer to form a heterojunction is also a topic of his research work.

Biography Updated on 28 February 2011

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