September 4, 2018


A Double Whammy!  Following Sang Hyun, we are very happy to announce that Dr. Yearin Byun will be joining Samsung Electronics, Materials Development Department as a Senior Researcher! Well done Yearin, congratulations!!!
August 15, 2018

I am happy to announce that Dr. Tae-woo Kwon will be joining to the research group of Prof. Fraser Stoddart (my academic father) as a postdoctoral fellow. Though it is always sad to say "good bye" to a group member, we wish him all the best for his career at Northwestern University. Tae-woo has made tremendous contributions to the group and lead our research activities in the area of polymeric binders for silicon anodes, we thank him for his contributions to the group
August 8, 2018

Our manuscript entitled "Energy Band-Gap Engineering of Conjugated Microporous Polymers via Acidity-Dependent In-situ Cyclization" is just accepted for publication in JACS. Congratulations to Jiyoung for this excellent work!! 

In this study, we were able to control band gap and surface area of conjugated microporous polymers simply by controlling the pKa of acid catalysts, thus opening up possibilities for various applications for this class of materials.


June 7, 2018

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Sang Hyun Je (aka. SH) will be joining Samsung Electronics, Materials Development Department as a Senior Researcher. Sang Hyun was the first member of MONA lab at KAIST and contributed enormously to the group at all levels. In the last six years, first as a PhD student and then as a Postdoctoral Fellow, SH published 17 excellent articles! We wish you all the best in the new chapter of your life, congratulations!!




March 5, 2018

Yearin`s article is highlighted in ChemistryViews!


January 29, 2018

Thirsty Polymers!!! Our manuscript entitled "Epoxy-functionalized Porous Organic Polymers via Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction for Atmospheric Water Capture," is just accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie and selected as a HOT Paper. Congratulations to Yearin for this excellent article!!


January 25, 2018

Our review article entitled "The Emerging Era of Supramolecular Polymeric Binders in Silicon Anodes" is just accepted for publication in Chemical Society Reviews! Congratulations to Taewoo for this excellent review and also thanks to our excellent collaborator Prof. Jang Wook Choi!