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Our group is currently in transit to Seoul National University. Professor Choi is appointed in the Department of Physics & Astronomy from September 1st 2019 . 

저희 연구실은 서울대학교로 이전중입니다. 최현용 교수님은 2019년 9월 1일부터 서울대학교 물리천문학부로 부임하십니다.

OVERVIEW: Our group is interested in understanding and controlling light-matter interactions in low-dimensional materials.

RESEARCH: Our researches focus on ultrafast quantum manipulation of novel physical properties. These include exciton spin-valley in van der Waals heterostructures, helical and chiral nature of Dirac fermions in 3D and 2D topological insulators, topological plasmons, and single photon emitters for quantum information science.

“ULTRAFAST” SPECIALTY: We are specialized in probing ultrafast dynamics from visible to terahertz (THz) ranges. After fabricating nanostructure devices, we measure the nonequilibrium optical and electrical transients down to sub-micrometer (sub-µm) with sub-picosecond (sub-ps) resolution.

[2019. 3. 7] Prof. Choi received Scientist and Engineer Award of This Month (이달의 과학기술인상) from Ministry of Science and ICT (과학기술정통부) & National Science Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단).
[2018. 10. 12] Prof. Choi’s advisor’s advisor (Gerald Mourou) received Nobel Prize for Physics 2018. 
[2018. 6. 12] Nature Nanotechnology by S. Cha and M. Noh on spin-valley opto-physics was accepted. 
[2018. 1. 18] Nano Letters by C. In on topological insulator plasmons was published.
[2018. 3. 22] Nature Communications by S. Sim and D. Lee on exciton quantum beats was published. 
[2018. 3. 8] Professor Choi received “Excellent Achievement Award” from Yonsei University.
[2017. 7. 12] Excellent presentation award (Oral): Optical Society of Korea Summer Meeting by D. Lee.
[2017. 4. 7] Professor Choi received “Young Research Achievement Award” (신진학술상) from Korean Graphene Society.
[2017. 2. 15] ACS Photonics by J. Kim and S. Park on graphene-topological insulator is accepted.
[2016. 12. 31] 삼성미래기술육성센터” on femtosecond spin-valley optoelectronics is renewed.
[2016. 11. 18] Nature Communications by S. Sim and D. Lee on 2D materials is accepted.
[2016. 11. 9] Nature Communications on 2D materials is accepted.
[2016. 10. 21] Excellent presentation award (Oral): Korean Physical Society Fall meeting by S. Sim.
[2016. 8. 29] ACS Nano on perovskite films is published.
[2016. 6. 7] “Basic Research Laboratory” (기초연구실) in Korea is granted.
[2016. 5. 24] ACS Photonics by S. Sim’s work on topological insulators is accepted.
[2016. 1. 20] Nature Communications by S. Cha’s work on 2D materials is accepted.
[2015. 12. 2] “National Leading Research Laboratory” (국가지정연구실) in Korea is granted.
[2015. 10. 23] Advanced Materials by C. In’s work on graphene metadevice is published.
[2015. 10. 6] Nature Communications by S. Sim’s work on topological insulators is accepted.
[2015. 7. 13] Nature Communications on Flexible 2D materials photodetector is accepted.
[2015. 6. 15] Nature Communications on optoelectronic composites of 2D materials is accepted.
[2015. 5. 1] Nature Communications on stacking-dependent 2D materials is accepted.
[2015. 7. 21] Global Ph.D. Fellowship by C. In from NRF (한국연구재단) is granted.
[2015. 2. 11] 삼성전자 휴먼테크 논문대상: C. In (silver) and S. Sim (bronze)
[2014. 11. 30] 삼성미래기술육성센터” on spin-valley optoelectronics is granted.

[석/박사과정 연구원 모집]
전공분야: 물리학, 전기전자공학 등 관련된 전 분야
연구분야: 초고속 레이저를 이용한 양자 물질 및 소자 연구 (quantum materials and devices using ultrafast lasers) 
장학금: 대학원 등록금 + 생활비
연락처: 최현용 교수 (


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