Research Centers in EEWS

    • - KAIST Institute for the BioCentury(KIB) aims at becoming "A world-class institute recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in interdisciplinary research in biology, biotechnology and bio-related fields", with strong collaborative links to leading global research universities, institutes and corporations.
    • - KIB will become a cradle of world fusion science and technology for the establishment of new growth-engines not only for Korea but also for the world. Target Research Areas
    • - Research at KIB focuses on Innovative Drug Screening and Development, Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology, and Development of Bio/Medical Instruments in an effort to address the issues related to human health, sustainable chemicals and energy, and protection of the environment.
    • 1. Innovative Drug Screening and Development
      • - Novel protein drug for sepsis and inflammation
      • - Development of decoy receptor for tumor and ocular angiogenesis
      • - Development of new modalities as novel drugs
      • - Research and development for innovative drug screening
      • - Understanding complicated signaling pathways for
      • - neurological diseases
    • 2. Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology
      • - Platform technologies for systems metabolic engineering
        (Chemicals, materials and energy from renewables)
      • - Platform technologies for cellular network analysis
      • - Platform technologies for nanobiotechnology
    • 3. Bio/Medical Instrument Development
      • - Biophotonic technology for early diagnosis and treatment
      • - Biomedical Instrumentation for Cardiovascular Disease & Cancers
      • - Wide-Field-of-view Endoscope Capsule with an artificial compound eye
      • - Research and development for innovative drug screening
      • - Functional Imaging for Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology

  • KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury is focused on research and development of next generation fusion technologies through collaboration among participating professors from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and interactive partnership with related industries. The four major R&D fields of the KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury includes Nanomaterials for Greeen Technology, Multi-functional Nanomaterials, Photonic Nanostructures, Trans-scale Nanomanufacturing and NanoBiotechnology.
    • 1. Nanomaterials for Green Technology
      • - Nanoporous materials and nanoparticles for high performance applications
      • - Nanomaterials for energy storage
      • - Green process technology
    • 2. Multi-functional Nanomaterials
      • - Development of multi-functional nanocomposites
      • - Energy absorbing materials by nano-interface engineering
      • - Nanomaterials for sensors and actuators
    • 3. Photonic Nanostructures
      • - Design and fabrication of photonic structures
      • - Fabrication of optofluidic devices
    • 4. Trans-scale NanoManufacturing
      • - Development and applications of 3D nano-fabrication processes
      • - Development of trans-scale nanomeasurement and nano-positioning systems
    • 5. Nano-Bio Convergence
      • - Development of highly sensitive detection system for biomarkers by using nanomaterials
      • - Development fo bio-mimetic materials for biomedical and biosensing system
      • - Development of biomolecular imaging system using nanomaterials
    • 1. High capacity hydrogen storage media by using carbon nitride(C1-xNx) nanotube
      • - World-first synthesis of porous carbon nitride nanotube having 0.6 nm pores.
      • - Environmentally favorable nanomaterial for hydrogen storage and photocatalytic hydrogen generation
    • 2. Micro-structure analysis of organic molecule at confined condition
      • - World-first result in ordering and control of defect for liquid crystal assembly.
      • - Application of organic nanostructure to nanodevices with ultra-high density is anticipated.
    • 3. Electrically Driven Photonic Crystal Single Cell Nanolasers
      • - World-top level result in the field of laser science and PhC light source
      • - Wavelength-size photonic crystal nano lasers can be used for ultra low-threshold semiconductor lasers
    • 4. Precision Absolute Distance Metrology using Femtosecond Pulse Lasers: Ultra-Precision Positioning Measurement and Control for One Billionth Uncertainty
      • - World-leading measurement techniques for absolution distance and refractive index
      • - Ultra precision absolute distance metrology for space & nanotechnology
    • 5. Development of Label-Free Sensitive Assay System of Protein Activity by Using Nanoparticles

    • - It is now a truism that the problems related to energy, environment, and water are of utmost importance in sustaining the human habitat in the twenty-first century and beyond. Recognizing the gravity of these problems, we need to launch a multi-disciplinary research program to explore new research areas and innovate technologies in alliance with the leading research institutes and industrial corporations worldwide.
    • - The goal of KAIST Institute for Eco-Energy is to build an interdisciplinary research team to carry out energy-related world-class research and education. The development of critical energy technologies for the production, storage and conversion to eco-friendly energy will be accomplished through creative and innovative research utilizing the infrastructure and expertise of KAIST
    • 1. Fuel Cells
      • - SOFC
      • - PEMFC
      • - Innovative FC
    • 2. Hydrogen Production
      • - Nuclear-hydrogen production system
      • - Solar-hydrogen production system
      • - Fuel reforming technology
      • - Special catalysis-hydrogen production
      • - Biomass energy production
    • 3. Hydrogen-Electrical Energy Storage
      • - Innovative hydrogen storage system
      • - High-efficient secondary battery
    • 4. Solar Cells
      • - Si solar cell
      • - CIGS-solar cell
      • - a-Si/nc-Si tandem cell
      • - High polymer solar cell
    • 5. Eco-Combustion Technology
      • - Clean alternative fuels
      • - Innovative combustion technology
      • - High efficiency clean fossil fuel
      • - Micro power generation
    • 6. Power Generation & Efficiency Enhancement
      • - Power plant life extension technology
      • - Power up-rating technology
      • - Power saving technology
      • - Cost saving in power generating stations by power factor improvement
      • - Superconducting power generator
      • - High efficiency energy conversion
    • 7. Desalination
      • - Solar-desalination
      • - Nuclear-desalination

    • - KIUSS (KAIST Institute for Urban Space and Systems) was established in 2007 by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of the pioneering academic institutions on the globe focusing on innovative science and engineering. The goal of KIUSS is to explore technology-oriented solutions to urbanization problems by analyzing urbanization phenomenon and synthesizing solutions based on systematic and integrated perspectives.
    • - The construction of urban space that is compatible with IT-based ubiquitous environments is increasingly in need.
    • - The level of aspiration by the people toward well-being as well as the demand for new generation ecological cities have increased.
    • - New-paradigm urban space is increasingly demanded to augment the integration of and accessibility to such artificial environments as residential units, work places and recreational facilities.
    • - Focusing on the establishment of future urban spaces that ensure sustainability, scalability, and the characterization of cities.
    • - Responding to the demand to nourish and train worldwide leaders who could pioneer ubiquitous technology, environment-friendly engineering and the ways for constructing complex facilities.
    • 1. Organization of new urban spaces
      • - City planning, building planning and transportation planning
      • - Amalgamation of cutting-edge architectural and urban spaces for constructing complex facilities.
      • - Development of techniques and processes for innovative and environment-friendly urban planning
    • 2. High-tech construction technology
      • - Design and construction technology for intelligent and innovative buildings
      • - Adaption of IT to residential facilities and home-networking
      • - Construction and maintenance technology for enhanced social infrastructurey
      • - Monitoring and control technology for urban regeneration
      • - Creation and development of new spaces such as underground space
    • 3. Environmental and ecological technology
      • - Improvement of the quality of water and atmospheric environment
      • - Effective recycling of water and energy resources
      • - Restoration technology of sustainable ecological environment
      • - Construction technology for net-zero energy buildings
    • 4. Application of information technology to built environment
      • - Establishment of administrative center for integrative urban monitoring and control
      • - Development and application of various cutting-edge sensors
      • - Integrative operation of wide-area communication network
      • - Development of standardized model for embedding IT into built environment