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Our    laboratory    focuses  on developing remotely controllable
materials via unique nanoengineering for dynamic biomedical  engineering

50 nm

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Images:  Adv.  Mater,
Nano  Letters, Nanoscale,
Nanotech magazine,
Kaiheng Wei, and
Korea University

Lab Recruitment

We are actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students with specialty in nanomaterials synthesis, nanobiomaterials, and biomedical engineering.

Please feel free to contact Sunhong Min ( or Seongyeol Kim ( to ask any causal questions regarding the laboratory.

Please contact Prof. Heemin Kang via email ( for research and career interests.

우리 연구실에서는 "나노화학소재 합성", "나노바이오소재" "바이오메디컬공학" 중의 하나의 분야를 중점적으로 연구할 성실하고 열정적인 박사후 연구원, 대학원생 (석박사통합과정) 및 학부연구생 (3-4학년)을 모집합니다.

연구실 생활에 대한 궁금한 점이 있으면 연구실 대학원생들 (민선홍 학생 혹은 김성열 학생에게 편하게 연락하시면 됩니다.

연구와 진로에 관심있으면 고려대학교 신소재공학부 강희민 교수에게로 연락해주시기를 바랍니다.

Principle Investigator

고려대학교 강희민

Heemin Kang (강희민), Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Affiliated with College of Medicine (Medical School)

Korea University



Selected Publications


J. Kim et al,

Nat. Rev. Mater.

8, 710-725 (2023)

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Y. Kim et al, Adv. Mater.

34, 2110340 (2022)

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S. Min et al, Adv. Mater.

33, 2008353 (2021)


S. Min et alAdv. Mater.

32, 2004300 (2020)

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Y. Kim et al,

J. Am. Chem. Soc.

144, 5769–5783 (2022)


G. Bae et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

32, 2200828 (2022)

R. Thangam et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

33, 2206673 (2023)

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S.Y. Kim et al,
Adv. Funct. Mater.
33, 2215166 (2023)

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R. Thangam et al,
Adv. Funct. Mater.
31, 2008698 (2021)


G. Bae et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

31, 2103409 (2021)

L. Yang et al, Small

18, 2104783 (2022)

M.J. Ko et al,

Adv. Nanobiomed. Res.

2, 2200053 (2022)

*Corresponding author, †First author

26. Nem Singh et al; H. Kang*, J.S. Kim* "Advances in covalent organic frameworks for cancer phototherapy" Coord. Chem. Rev. (2024)

25. Sungkyu Lee, Jounghyun Yooet al; H.S. Jang*, S. Kim*, H. Kang* "Photonic control of ligand nanospacing in self-assembly regulates stem cell fate" Bioact. Mater. (2023) 34, 164-180

24. Min Jun Ko, Sunhong Min et al; H. Kang*, D.-H. Kim* "Magnetic nanoparticles for ferroptosis cancer therapy with diagnostic imaging" Bioact. Mater. (2023) 32, 66-97

23. Min Jun Ko et al; H. Kang*, D.-H. Kim* "Photonic control of image-guided ferroptosis cancer nanomedicine"  Coord. Chem. Rev. (2023) 500, 215532

22. Jaewon Kim, Sungkyu Lee et al; K. Pu*, H. Kang*, J.S. Kim*  "In situ self-assembly for cancer therapy and imaging" Nat. Rev. Mater. (Cover Article) (2023) 8, 710-725

21. Nem Singh et al; H. Kang*, J.S. Kim* "Covalent organic framework nanoparticles: Overcoming the challenges of hypoxia in cancer therapy" Coord. Chem. Rev. (2023) 499, 215481

20. Nayeon Kang et al; J.S. Kim*, H. Kang* "Stimuli-Responsive Ferroptosis for Cancer Therapy" 

Chem. Soc. Rev. (2023) 52, 3955-3972

19. Seong Yeol Kim et al; H. Kang* Adv. Funct. Mater. (Cover Article) (2022)

18. Yuri Kim et al; H. Kang* "Photoswitchable microgels for dynamic macrophage modulation"

 Adv. Mater. (Front Cover Article) (2022) 34, 2205498

17. Jinwoo Shin†, Nayeon Kang† et al; H. Kang*, J.S. Kim* "One-dimensional nanomaterials for cancer therapy and diagnosis" Chem. Soc. Rev. (2023) 52, 4488-4514

16. Ramar Thangam et al; H. Kang* Adv. Funct. Mater. (Cover Article) (2022)

15. Yuri Kim et al; H. Kang* "Submolecular ligand size and spacing on cell adhesion"

Adv. Mater. (Cover Article) (2022) 34, 2110340

14. Gunhyu Bae et al; H. Kang* "Receptor-Level Proximity and Fastening of Ligands Modulates Stem Cell Differentiation" Adv. Funct. Mater. (Front Cover Article) (2022) 32, 2200828

13. Jusung An†, Hyunsik Hong et al; H. Kang*, J.S. Kim* "Mechanical stimuli-driven cancer therapeutics”

Chem. Soc. Rev. (2022) 52, 30-46

12. Yuri Kim et al; H. Kang* "Manipulating nanoparticle aggregates regulates receptor-ligand binding in macrophages" J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Cover Article) (2022) 144, 13, 5769–5783 

11. Subin Son et al; H. Kang*, J.S. Kim* "Cancer therapeutics based on diverse energy sources"

Chem. Soc. Rev. (2022) 51, 8201-8215

10. Letao Yang et al; H. Kang*, K.-B. Lee* "Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Extracellular Vesicles for Biomedical Applications using Multifunctional Magnetic Nanomaterials" Small (Front Cover Article) (2022) 18, 2104783

9. Hyunsik Hong et al; H. Kang*, "Dynamic Ligand screening by Magnetic Nanoassembly Modulates Stem Cell Differentiation" Adv. Mater (2022) 34, 2105460

8. Sunhong Min et al; H. Kang*, "Remote control of time-regulated stretching of ligand-presenting nanocoils in situ regulates the cyclic adhesion and differentiation of stem cells”

Adv. Mater. (Cover Article, 과학기술정보통신부 우수연구성과 선정) (2021) 33, 2008353

7. Gunhyu Bae et al; H. Kang*, "Immunoregulation  of macrophages by controlling winding and unwinding of nanohelical ligands" Adv. Funct. Mater. (Front Cover Article) (2021) 31, 2103409

6. Sunhong Min, Yoo Sang Jeon et al; Y.K. Kim*, H. Kang*, "Independent tuning of nano-ligand frequency and sequences regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem Cells",

Adv. Mater. (Cover Article) (2020) 32, 2004300

5. Ramar Thangam et al; H. Kang*, "Remote Switching of Elastic Movement of Decorated Ligand Nanostructures Controls the Adhesion-Regulated Polarization of Host Macrophages"

Adv. Funct. Mater.  (Front Cover Article) (2021) 31, 2008698

4. Sungkyu Lee†, Kapil D. Patelet al; H. Kang*, "Magnetic Control and Real-Time Monitoring of Stem Cell Differentiation by the Ligand Nanoassembly" Small (2021) 17, 2102892

3. Sunhong Min, Yoo Sang Jeon et al; Y.K. Kim*, H. Kang*, "Large and externally positioned ligand-coated nanopatches facilitate the adhesion-dependent regenerative polarization of host macrophages",

Nano Letters (2020) 20, 7272–7280

2. Gunhyu Bae et al; H. Kang* "Remote manipulation of slidable nano-ligand switch regulates the adhesion and regenerative polarization of host macrophages", Adv. Funct. Mater. (2020) 30, 2001446

1. Chandra Khatua, Sunhong Min† et al; H. Kang* “In situ magnetic control of macroscale nano-ligand density regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem cells”, Nano Letters (2020) 20, 4188-96

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