ANTONIS Lab Members


Sanghun Jeon, Ph. D.

Professor with Tenure
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) 216, NanoFab Center, KAIST, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
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I am currently Tenured Professor in School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST. I received Ph.D degree in Electronic Materials Program at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology with Best Ph.D. Paper Award and Young Researcher Award SSDM in 2003. In 2002, during Ph.D program, I spent one year in working on epitaxial high-k dielectric in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, US. In 2003, I joined Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Giheung, Korea, where I participated in Charge Trap Flash (CTF) cell development. We proved that the CTF technology we developed in SAIT meets the specifications of the next generation of NAND Flash Memory. As technology was transferred from SAIT to Samsung Electronics, I moved to the Memory Business Division of Samsung Electronics Corporation with the desire to experience real technology. In 2005, I was a Process Integration Engineer and a Device Engineer with the Advanced Technology Development team of Samsung Electronics Corporation (SEC), being responsible for 8-, 16-, and 32-Gb NAND-type CTF memory devices. I have contributed to the development of the technologies of 8, 16 and 32 Gb NAND Flash memory products especially using the first memory to incorporate a CTF architecture, a revolutionary new structure to further increase cell density while greatly reducing interference coupling issues. After being part of 3-generation NAND flash memory projects at Samsung Electronic Corporation, I returened to SAIT in 2009, then I had some chances to take a look at alternative active channel materials such as amorphous oxide semiconductor. At the same time, I was involved in a few research projects such as graphene, 3-dimensional transistor, high performance amorphous oxide photo-transistor, all oxide-based interactive display technology and haptic materials and devices thanks to matrix project structures of SAIT. After being with SAMSUNG for 10 years with several awards, Samsung Paper Champion Award (1/2300 employees), Infinite Quest Award, Samsung Best Paper Award (within 1% among 1043 papers), Samsung Research Innovation Awards, In 2013, I was appointed to Associate Professor in the department of applied physics at Korea University, where I mainly worked on thin film transistor and hafnia ferroelectrics. Since 2018, I have established ANTONIS lab in EE of KAIST. Through vast experience, I have published with leading academic journals (Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials and Proceeding of IEEE) and many Flagship conference proeceedings (IEEE IEDM, VLSI Symp., SID, and IDW) in the fields of gated three terminal photo transistor, graphene integrated device, CMOS image sensors, power device, and interactive display together with core materials for MOS and flash memory device applications. Such a wide range of research experience provides me with the research capability that I can present various possibilities in device aspect once I make a device with new alternative active channel and new functional materials. I have experience in both basic research and real technology development which gives me perspective and insight into technological evolution. My current research interests are artificial semiconductor device, next NAND flash memory gate stack, novel DRAM cell, computing-in-memory device, stretchable display, IoT sensor, electronic skin, hafnia ferroelectric. I am currently working as the Editorial Board Member of Nature Publication Group Sci. Rep and the Associate Editor of Springer Nanoconvergence.

Research Experience

  • Professor with Tenure in School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST, Sep. 2022~Present
  • Associate Professor with Tenure in School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST, Feb. 2018~Aug. 2022
  • Associate Professor in Department of Applied Physics at Korea University, Mar. 2013~Feb. 2018 10 Years of Experience at SAMSUNG ADVANCED INST. Of TECH., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
  • Principal research staff member, January 2012 ~February 2013(including assignee, January 2012~May 2012)

    Pioneering Materials Task Force Team of SAIT, SEC

    1. Project Leader of Haptic Materials
    2. Device Engineer for Stretchable Device
  • Senior research engineer, a technology leader of vertical pillar transistor, January 2008 ~ Feb. 2009

    Advanced Process Development Team of SEC

    1. Vertical Pillar Transistor for High Density Memory. Printed Devices with Nano-wires and Oxide Semiconductor.
  • Senior research engineer, January 2005 ~ January 2008 (including SAIT assignee, January 2005~June 2005)

    Advanced Technology Development Team of SEC

    1. The worlds’ first 32Gb NAND Flash Technology Development (4X nm generation, 2006) and the worlds’ first 8Gb, & 16Gb NAND Flash Technology Development (6Xnm generation, 2005) using charge trap flash memory devices
  • Senior research staff member, March 2003 ~ June 2005,

    Materials and Devices Lab of SAIT,

    1. Charge Trap Flash Memory Devices, (Initiative and innovative study on SONOS Memory), and ReRAM devices
  • Visiting Scholar, January 2002 ~ December 2002

    Solid State Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6118 USA

    1. Crystalline Oxide Materials for Gate Dielectric Applications
  • Visiting Scholar, July 2000 ~ August 2000

    Kiyotaka Wasa’s Laboratory of Yokohama City University, 22-2 Seto Kanazawaku Yokohama 236-0027, Japan

    1. Crystalline Oxide Materials by Sputtering Method

Representative Honors & Awards

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Recognition Details Dates Remarks
Recognition Details Dates Remarks
[Korea Univ. Sejong, Research Paper] Seoktap Research Award in SCI Paper
The 1st among 250 Faculty Members
2017. 01.03 Individual
[SAIT, Outstanding Research Performance] SAMSUNG PAPER CHAMPION AWARD,
The 1st Prize among 1500 employees and 800 Ph.D.s in SAIT
2013. 01.03 Individual
[SAIT, Research Paper] Research Innovation Award 2012.03.07 Team Award [Representative]
[SAIT, Outstanding Performance] Infinite Quest Award for Developing Oxide-Based Interactive Display 2012. 01.03 Team Award [Member]
[Samsung Group, Research Paper] Samsung Best Paper Award,
Silver Award, Among 1043 Papers from the Whole Samsung Group
2011.11.07 First Author
[SAIT, Outstanding Performance] Research Innovation Award for Developing Remote Touch Screen Array 2011.02.07 Team Award [Member]
[SAIT, Outstanding Performance] Research Innovation Award for Photo-sensor TFT 2010.05.04 Team Award [Member]
[GIST, Outstanding Research Performance] Best Paper Award at Ph.D. Graduation Ceremony. 2003.02.18 Individual
[Int. Conf. on Solid State Devices Materials, Japan, Research Paper] Yong Research Award for Outstanding Research Paper at Int. Conf. on Solid State Devices Materials, the most biggest conference in electronic materials devices in Japan 2002.09.17 First Author

Service for Government and Public Organizations

  • Nano material source preliminary feasibility preparation committee (2018.2-2.18.8)
  • Team leader of Nano Device for Nano Materials Source Technology Preliminary Feasibility Study (2017.2-present)
  • Working group leader National Nanotechnology Map (2017.8-2018.3)
  • Working Gruop Member of Semiconductor Progress Report for Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2017.1-2017.3)
  • Working Group Member of Nano Promising Technology Market of KISTI (2016.12-2017.1)
  • Working Gruop Member of Nano Comprehensive Development Plan for KISTI (2016.12-2017.1) (2015.8-2015.9)
  • Secretary of Preliminary Feasibility Planning for Ultra Low Power Future Semiconductor Development Project in National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea, (2015.1~2016.9)
  • Working Group Member of Post-I in National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea, (2015.1~2015.6)
  • Seretary of Information Electronics Device Section in Korea Nanotechnology Research Society (2016.1~Current)
  • Working Group Member in Korea Nanotechnology Research Society (2016.9~Current)
  • Task Force Team Member in Strategic R & D Direction in Nano Field of Korea Nanotechnology Research Society (2016.11~2017.2)
  • Evaluation Committee Member, Basic Research in National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea, (2015.04~ Current)
  • Core Evaluation Committee Member, Basic Research in National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea, (2016.12~ Current)

Academic Contributions

  • Senior Member of IEEE (2014.1~Current), Associate Editor of Nano Convergence (2018.3~Current)
  • Editorial Board Member of NPG Scientific Reports (2014.4~Current)
  • KIDS Cooperative Director (2017.1.1~Current)
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Display Technology (2014.1~Current)
  • Program Committee Member of SSDM (2017.4.1~Current)
  • Steering Committee Member of the 30th International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC 2017)
  • Reviewer of Nature Series Journal Paper, Advanced Materials, Advanced Optical Mat., Advanced Functional Materials, J. of American Chemical Society, ACS Nano Letters, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, J. of Electrochemical Society, Electrochemical Solid-State Letters IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Trans. Electron Device, Microelectronic Engineering, Solid State Electronics, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys.,
  • Session chair & Committee member of Korean Conference on Semiconductors (2010~Current)
  • Subcommittee Chairman of Thin Film Session of Korean Conference on Semiconductors (2015~Current)
  • Organizer of Short Course of Korean Conference on Semiconductors (Next Generation Low Power Device Development and Design) 2016.2
  • Lecturer of KIDS Summer School in Konkuk University (2016.8) and Yonsei University (2015.8)
  • Session Chair & Committee Member of Nano convergence 2017
  • Member of ECS (2015~Current)
  • Committee Member of Cambridge-AMD Workshop (2015.8)
  • Lecturer of Samsung Semiconductor on Device Physics (2016.10, 2017.5, 2017.12, 2018.7)
  • Session Chair of AMFPD 2015
  • Session Chair of ICMAP 2014
  • Session Chair & Committee member of IDW 2012
  • Session Chair & Committee member of IMID 2010
  • Session Chair of International Symposium on Transparent Conductive Materials, Crete, Greece, 17-22, Oct. 2010.
  • Strategic Technology and Business Planning at SAIT (2010.4~2010.8)