Kyungnam Kang, FHN, CNMS

Kyungnam Kang


Kyungnam Kang currently serves as a TP Staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials (FHN) Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2012. During his doctoral studies, he conducted research on low-temperature carbon nanomaterial growth using photo-enhanced chemical vapor deposition method. 

In the postdoctoral phase of his career, Kyungnam Kang worked at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey from 2013 to 2023. His focus during this period included two-dimensional material growth, characterization, manipulation, and applications. Since joining ORNL, he has dedicated his efforts to a laboratory refurbishment project for air-sensitive materials.

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University, LA

MS. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University, LA

ME. in Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, TX

BS. in Physics, Chung-Ang University, Korea

1. K. Kang and E.H. Yang “Direct and pre-patterned synthesis of two-dimensional heterostructures” US-2016-0379822-A1
2. K. Kang, E.H. Yang, X. Wang, and S. Chen “Location-specific growth and transfer of single crystalline TMD monolayer arrays” US-2019-0256998-A1
3. S. Fu, K. Kang and E. H. Yang, “In situ Doping of Metal Atoms into TMDs - 2D Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors at Room Temperature,” US Provisional Application 63/034,812

1. K. Kang, S. Fu, K. Shayan, Y. Anthony, S. Dadras, X. Yuzan, F. Kazunori, M. Terrones, W. Zhang, S. Stefan, V. Meunier, A. N. Vamivakas, E. H. Yang. “The effects of substitutional Fe-doping on magnetism in MoS 2 and WS 2 monolayers.” Nanotechnology, 32, 095708 (2021).
2. S. Fu*, K. Kang*, K. Shayan*, A. Yoshimura, S. Dadras, X.Wang, L. H. Zhang, S. Chen, N. Liu, A. Jindal, X. Li, A.N. Pasupathy, A. N. Vamivakas, V. Meunier, S. Strauf, and E. H. Yang. “Enabling room temperature ferromagnetism in monolayer MoS 2 via in situ iron-doping.”, Nature Communications, 11, 2034 (2020) * Equal contribution.
3. X. Wang, K. Kang, R. Du, E.H. Yang. “Location-specific growth and transfer of arrayed MoS2 monolayers with controlled size and location” 2D materials, 4, 025093 (2017)
4. K. Kang, K. Godin, Y. D. Kim, S. Fu, W. Cha, J. Hone, and E. H. Yang. Graphene‐assisted antioxidation of tungsten disulfide monolayers: Substrate and electric‐field effect. Advanced Materials, 18, 1603898 (2017). Back Cover Article
5. K. Kang, K. Godin, E.H. Yang. “The growth scale and kinetics of WS 2 monolayers under varying H 2 concentration” Scientific Reports, 5, 13205 (2015)