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Nara Kim

Assistant Professor

Soft Electronics group, Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE)


Nara received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Korea University in 2009. Later the same year, Nara started an integrated M.Sc. & Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST). Under the supervision of Prof. Kwanghee Lee, she was trained to investigate charge dynamics in conducting polymers and developed highly conducting polymers for flexible and transparent electronics, including solar cells, LEDs, transistors, and neural interfaces. In 2016, Nara received her Ph.D. degree and worked as a postdoc in the Heeger Center for Advanced Materials at GIST. In 2017, Nara joined the Soft Electronics group in LOE as a postdoc and continued to work in the group as a principal research engineer from 2019. Under the supervision of Prof. Xavier Crispin and Assoc. Prof. Klas Tybrandt, Nara developed multi-functional elastic conducting polymer composites for thermoelectric and battery applications. During 2019 and 2020, she was also involved in the project with Ligna Energy AB, a spin-out company from LOE. Nara became an Assistant Professor in 2021 after receiving the Swedish Research Council (VR) Starting Grant. Nara is PI within the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE) and the Advanced Functional Materials (AFM) center at LiU.



Aiman Rahmanudin, Ziyauddin Khan, Klas Tybrandt, Nara Kim (2023) Sustainable stretchable batteries for next-generation wearables Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 11, p. 22718-22736 Continue to DOI
Taehyun Park, Byeonggwan Kim, Seunggun Yu, Youjin Park, Jin Woo Oh, Taebin Kim, Nara Kim, Yeonji Kim, Dan Zhao, Zia Khan, Samuel Lienemann, Xavier Crispin, Klas Tybrandt, Cheolmin Park, Seong Chan Jun (2023) Ionoelastomer electrolytes for stretchable ionic thermoelectric supercapacitors Nano Energy, Vol. 114, Article 108643 Continue to DOI
Taeyoon Ki, Chelim Jang, Jong Sung Jin, Jehan Kim, Nara Kim, Heehun Moon, Soo-Young Jang, Sooncheol Kwon, Jubin Jang, Hongkyu Kang, Kwanghee Lee (2023) In Situ Doping of the PEDOT Top Electrode for All-Solution-Processed Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 15, p. 47317-47326 Continue to DOI
Ioannis Petsagkourakis, S. Riera-Galindo, Tero-Petri Ruoko, Xenofon Strakosas, E. Pavlopoulou, Xianjie Liu, Slawomir Braun, Renee Kroon, Nara Kim, Samuel Lienemann, Viktor Gueskine, G. Hadziioannou, Magnus Berggren, Mats Fahlman, Simone Fabiano, Klas Tybrandt, Xavier Crispin (2023) Improved Performance of Organic Thermoelectric Generators Through Interfacial Energetics Advanced Science, Vol. 10, Article 2206954 Continue to DOI
Yulong Duan, Aiman Rahmanudin, Shangzhi Chen, Nara Kim, Mohsen Mohammadi, Klas Tybrandt, Magnus Jonsson (2023) Tuneable Anisotropic Plasmonics with Shape-Symmetric Conducting Polymer Nanoantennas Advanced Materials Continue to DOI