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Kyung-Wan Nam

Kyung-Wan Nam

Assistant Chemist

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-3202
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Research Interests

  • Structural characterization of the electrode materials for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors using synchrotron based in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).
  • Studies on thermal decomposition mechanisms of charged cathode materials for Li-ion batteries using in situ XAS and time resolved XRD during heating.
  • Synthesis and characterization of transition metal oxide/carbon nanotube nanocomposite electrode materials for supercapacitors.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Material Science & Eng., Yonsei University, Korea, 2005
  • M.S. Material Science & Eng., Yonsei University, Korea, 2000
  • B.E. Material Science & Eng., Yonsei University, Korea, 1998

Professional Employment

  • Assistant Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA, 2009-present
  • Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA, 2006-2009
  • Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Yonsei University, Korea, 2005-2006

Selected publications

K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, K. Zaghib, K. Y. Chung, X.-Q. Yang, “The phase transition behaviors of Li1-xMn0.5Fe0.5PO4 during lithium extraction studied by in situ X-ray absorption and diffraction techniques”, Electrochemistry Communications, 11 (2009) 2023-2026.

G. X. Feng, L. F. Li, J. Y. Liu, N. Liu, H. Li, X.-Q. Yang, X. J. Huang, L. Q. Chen, K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, “Enhanced electrochemical lithium storage activity of LiCrO2 by size effect”, Journal of Material Chemistry, 19 (2009) 2993-2998

K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, H. Shin, K. Y. Chung, S. Choi, X.-Q. Yang, “In situ XRD Studies of Li-ion Cells with Mixed LiMn2O4 and LiCo1/3Ni1/3Mn1/3O2 Composite Cathode”, Journal of Power Sources, 192 (2009) 652-659.

K.-W. Nam, S.-B. Ma, W.-S. Yoon, X.-Q. Yang, K.-B. Kim, “Novel concept of pseudocapacitor using stabilized lithium metal powder and non-lithiated metal oxide electrode in organic electrolyte”, Electrochemistry Communications, 11 (2009) 1166-1169.

Y.-D. Ko, J.-G. Kang, K. J. Choi, J.-G. Park, J.-P. Ahn, K. Y. Chung, K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, D.-W. Kim, “High rate capabilities induced by multi-phasic nanodomains in iron-substituted calcium cobaltite electrodes”, Journal of Material Chemistry (Inside Front Cover Article), 19 (2009) 1829-1835.

K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, X.-Q. Yang, “Structural changes and thermal stability of charged LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode material for Li-ion batteries studied by time-resolved XRD”, Journal of Power Sources, 189 (2009) 515-518.

K.-W. Nam, X.-J. Wang, W.-S. Yoon, H. Li, X. Huang, O. Haas, J. Bai, X.-Q. Yang, “In situ X-ray absorption and diffraction studies of carbon coated LiFe1/4Mn1/4Co1/4Ni1/4PO4 cathode during first charge”, Electrochemistry Communications, 11 (2009) 913-916.

K.-W. Nam, C.-U. Lee, X.-Q. Yang, B. W. Cho, W.-S. Yoon, K.-B. Kim, “Electrodeposited Manganese Oxides on 3-dimensional Carbon Nanotube Substrate: Supercapacitive Properties in Aqueous and Organic Electrolytes”, Journal of Power Sources, 188 (2009) 323-331.

K.-W. Nam, M. G. Kim, K.-B. Kim, “In Situ Mn K-edge X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Electrodeposited Manganese Oxide Films for Electrochemical Capacitors”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111, (2007) 749-758.

J.-H. Kim, K.-W. Nam, S. B. Ma, K.-B. Kim, “Fabrication and Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Film Electrodes”, Carbon, Vol. 44, Iss. 10, pp 1963-1968 (2006).

K.-W. Nam, E.-S. Lee, J.-H. Kim, Y.-H. Lee, K.-B. Kim, “Synthesis and Electrochemical Investigations of Ni1-xO Thin Films and Ni1-xO on Three-Dimensional Carbon Substrates for Electrochemical Capacitors”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 152 (2005) A2123-A2129.

K.-W. Nam, W.-S. Yoon, K.-B. Kim, “X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Nickel Oxide Thin Film Electrodes for Supercapacitors”, Electrochimica Acta, 47 (2002) 3201-3209. K.-W. Nam, K.-B. Kim, “A Study on the Preparation of NiOx Electrode via Electrochemical Route for Supercapacitor Applications and Their Charge Storage Mechanism”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 149 (2002) A346-A354.