Researcher, IBM Almaden Lab
Dr. Jangwoo Kim received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Yonsei University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Before entering his Ph.D. at Cornell, he worked for LG Chem a short while participating in the lithium-ion battery pack design. During his Ph.D., he explored the next-generation rechargeable battery technology, including Li-Air and Li-Sulfur, specialized in inorganic nanomaterial synthesis and polymer processing via electrospraying method. He joined IBM Research, Almaden Research Center in 2016 and participated in the Battery 500 project, aiming to build a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours per kilogram. He invented a new battery technology that can potentially be a breakthrough for electric aircraft or other high power applications. As a Research Staff Member / Principal Investigator, Dr. Jangwoo Kim is leading a team to accelerate the commercialization of the technology in collaboration with external and global partners. His research activities are currently focused in electrochemistry and advanced materials for energy storage and AI hardware devices.