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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




Congrats on the publications of Yuri's paper in Adv. Mater. ("Front Cover Article"), Hyunsik's paper in Chem. Soc. Rev, Sunhong's paper in Adv. Mater. ("Cover Article"), Nayeon's paper in Chem. Soc. Rev, Yuri's paper in Adv. Mater ("Cover Article"), Hyunsik's paper in Adv. Mater, Nayeon's paper in Chem. Soc. Rev., Sunhong's paper in Adv. Mater. ("Cover Article"), Yuri's paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc. ("Cover Article"), Seongyeol's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater., Gunhyu's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater. ("Front Cover Article"), Dr. Thangam's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater., Gunhyu's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater. ("Front Cover Article"), Dr. Thangam's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater. ("Front Cover Article"), ​Gunhyu's paper in Adv. Funct. Mater., Sunhong's paper in Nano Letter, and Sungkyu and Dr. Kapil's paper in Small, Dr. Khatua, Sunhong, and Dr. Shin's paper in Nano Letter!

Recent Publications

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Kim Y et al, Adv. Mater.

34, 2110340 (2022)

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Min S et al, Adv. Mater.

33, 2008353 (2021)


Min S et alAdv. Mater.

32, 2004300 (2020)

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Kim Y et al, J. Am.

Chem. Soc. 144, 5769–5783 (2022)

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Bae G et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

32, 2200828 (2022)

Thangam R et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

32 (2022)

Kim S et al,
Adv. Funct. Mater.
32 (2022)

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


Bae G et alAdv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2103409 (2021)


Yang L et al, Small

18, 2104783 (2022)

Ko M et alAdv. Nanobiomed. Res. 2, 2200053 (2022)

*Corresponding author, †First author

20. Kim S et al; Kang H* Adv. Funct. Mater. (Cover Article) (2022)

19. Kim Y et al; Kang H* Adv. Mater. (Front Cover Article) (2022)

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

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

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

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

15. Kang N et al; Kim J*, Kang H*Chem. Soc. Rev. (2023)

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

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

Chem. Soc. Rev. (2022) 52, 30-46

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

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

Chem. Soc. Rev. (2022) 51, 8201-8215

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

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

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

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

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

5. Thangam R et al; Kang H*, "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. Lee S†, Patel Ket al; Kang H*, "Magnetic Control and Real-Time Monitoring of Stem Cell Differentiation by the Ligand Nanoassembly" Small (2021) 17, 2102892

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

Nano Letters (2020) 20, 7272–7280

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

1. Khatua C, Min S†, Jung H†, Shin J† et al; Kang H* “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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