Title: Plasmon-enhanced Catalysis and Optoelectronics

Dong Ha Kim

Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea


Prof. Dong Ha Kim completed Ph.D. in the Department of Fiber and Polymer Science at Seoul National University, Korea in 2000. He performed postdoctoral researches in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and in the Materials Science Department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. He is currently a Full Professor, Ewha Fellow and Fellow of RSC. His research group pursues to develop nanomaterials for energy, environment, memory, display, and theragnosis. Currently, he is Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports and Advisory Board Member of Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Nanoscale.


Surface Plasmons has been immensely explioted as a promising platform that premises the advance of diverse optoelectronic materials and devices. While a vast amount of works on plasmon-enhanced functions have been reported, increasing contribution is being made toward broader applications. In this presentation, we introduce our recent efforts to utilize plasmonics for versatile applications and understand its fundamental nature at the heterojunction interfaces. We first introduce a series of reviews on the state-of-the-art progress on photovoltaics, photodetection, catalysis, light emission and theragnosis. Focused discussions will be paid to the emerging interests in the domains of photodection and electrocatalysis.