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Kyoungdoc Kim

Research Interests

  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Electrochemistry

Technical Skills

  • Phase Field Modeling
  • First-principles calculations based on Density Functional Theory
  • Analytical Model development
  • Machine Learning assisted high-throughput DFT
  • Electro/Electroless metal plating


  • Northwestern University, 2017
    • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering
    • Dissertation: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Aluminum Alloys
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2013
    • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering
    • Thesis: Effects of Nickel-Phosphorus morphology on Black-pad phenomena using conductive metal layers
  • Hanyang University, 2011
    • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering


  • Machine Learning Accelerated High-Throughput Materials Screening: Discovery of Novel Quaternary Heusler compounds
  • Energetics of native defects, solute partitioning, and interfacial energy of Q precipitate in Al-Cu-Mg-Si alloys
  • First-principles study of crystal structure and stability of T1 precipitate in Al-Li-Cu alloys
  • First-principles/Phase-field modeling of θ′ precipitation in Al-Cu alloys