Sung-Jin Cho, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Nanoengineering

Phone: 336.285.2857

Fax: 336.500.0115


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Research Interests

Prof. Sungjin Cho’s research interest focuses on nanotechnology for energy storage material which is essential to move forward in the future. New design of nanomaterial will make all energy storage devices cost-competitive, safe and durable. Nowadays, most nanomaterial is designed to achieve a higher energy and power or other electrochemical performances. However, there are many difficulties found when we use the nanomaterial for energy storage application so it is the time to reconsider and redesign the nanomaterial to fit into energy storage application such as battery, super-capacitor and fuel cell. His goals are to design, synthesize and analyze new structural nanoarchitectured energy storage materials for multiple applications.

Topics of Interest:

  • Multifunctional Nanostructured Material Design and Synthesis for Energy Storage Application
  • High Power/Energy Material and Electrode Design with 3D Nanoarchitecture
  • Next Generation Energy Storage Material (Mg-Ion Battery, Li-S/Li-Air Battery)
  • All Solid State & Flexible Battery (Solid State Electrolyte)
  • Inductive Coupling Materials for Inductive Charging (Wireless Charge)

Selected Publications

  1.  JW Kim, Steve George, Se-Hee Lee* & Sung-Jin Cho* and other coworker (*Correspondence to) “"Unraveling the Improved Power Performance of ALD Coated Li[Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3]O2 Cathodes.” ,Journal of Power Source, Vol. 254, May 15, 2014, pp 190-197.
  2. Yong-Ning Zhou, Sung-Jin Cho, Kyung-Wan Nam, and Xiao-Qing Yang * "Using Synchrotron Based Advanced Characterization Techniques to Study the New Electrode Materials for Next Generation of Batteries.”, (In preparation for submission)
  3. JW Kim, Steve George, Se-Hee Lee* & Sung-Jin Cho* "High Energy/Power NMC Cathodes by Lithium-ion Batteries enables by Atomic Layer Deposition.” (In submission)
  4. Yong-Ning Zhou, Sung-Jin Cho, Kyung-Wan Nam, and Xiao-Qing Yang “Structure evolution and kinetics study of Layered LiNixMnyCozO2 (x+y+z=1) Cathode materials during charge using Synchrotron X-ray techniques” (In preparation for submission)
  5.  S.-M. Bak, K.-W. Nam, E. Hu, X Yu, K.-Y. Chung, Sung-Jin Cho*, X.-Q. Yang* (*Correspondence to) Time resolved XRD (TR-XRD) study for the thermal stability of charged LixNi1-2yCoyMnyO2 (y=0.33, 0.3 0.2, and 0.1) cathode. (In submission)
  6. S.-M. Bak, K.-W. Nam, E. Hu, X Yu, K.-Y. Chung, Sung-Jin Cho, X.-Q. Yang Insight into Thermal Instability of Charged Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Combined in situ Synchrotron X-ray and Mass Spectroscopy Study., The ECS Fall 2012, Hawaii, USA
  7. Sung-Jin Cho, Frederic Bonhomme, Huiming Wu, Khalil Amine The effect of surface modification of Li[Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05]O2 by AlF3 on electrochemical performance in large-format Li-ion battery., The International Meeting on Lithium Battery 2012.
  8. Sung-Jin Cho, Frederic Bonhomme, Sun-Ho Kang, Michael M. Thackeray Study of surface stabilization of Li[Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05]O2 in mildly acidic solution., The The International Meeting on Lithium Battery 2012.
  9. Kyung-Wan Nam, Sung-Jin Cho, Frederic Bonhomme, Enyuan Hu, Xiqian Yu, Seongmin Bak, Xiao-Qing Yang, Structural Investigation of Layered LiNixMnyCozO2 (x+y+z=1) Cathode Materials during charge/ discharge using Synchrotron X-ray techniques., The The International Meeting on Lithium Battery 2012.
  10. Sung-Jin Cho and Co-workers “High-capacity, long-cycle stability of lithium ion battery anode using interface-controlled binder free MWCNT grown on copper.” ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (6), pp 3440–3446.

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1. Sung-Jin Cho, and Frederic Bonhomme “System and Methods for a Cathode Active Material for a Lithium Ion Battery Cell”. (US PATENT Application Number: US 61/656,401) May. 2013.   2. Sung-Jin Cho, Frederic Bonhomme, and Others “Cathode Active Material For Overcharge Protection in Secondary Lithium Batteries”. (US PATENT Application Number: US 13/664,210) Oct. 2012.   3. Sung-Jin Cho and co-workers “High efficiency lithium ion battery anode using interface-controlled binder-free carbon nanotubes grown on metal/alloy substrates. (US PATENT Application Number: US 61/222,481) July. 2009.

  • Ph.D., Material Eng. (Electrical Engineering),Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2009.
  • MS.,Chemical Engineering (Electrochemistry), Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2001