Dr. Dong Jun (DJ) Kim
Dong Jun (DJ) Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and spent his formative years in Daejeon. In 2010, he obtained a BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Yonsei University. Following his graduation, DJ pursued his Ph.D. studies in Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) under the guidance of Professor Jang Wook Choi. He successfully completed his Ph.D. in August 2015. Subsequently, DJ joined the Stoddart group at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral researcher, focusing on the development of novel organic active materials for rechargeable batteries.
In October 2018, DJ started an independent career at the School of Chemistry at UNSW Sydney, where he currently holds a Senior Lecturer (continuing) position. His research primarily revolves around the design and synthesis of supramolecular compounds, with a particular emphasis on their applications in energy storage materials.
Beyond his academic endeavours, DJ is also a father, a competitive basketball player, and an avid supporter of the Green Bay Packers.
Dong Jun Kim Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer (2023–Current)
ARC DECRA Fellow (2021-2023)
Lecturer in Chemistry (2018-2023)
BA Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea (2010)
PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea (2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Jang Wook Choi
Postdoc Northwestern University, USA (2018)
Mentor: Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016)