UNIST MSE (2016.02~2020.02) and SNU MSE (2020.03~current) as PI

(To be) submitted

[13] R. Atla, …, M. S. Kwon*, in preparation (2020)

[12] Y. Lee, …, M. S. Kwon*, in preparation (2020)

[10] Y. Kwon, H. Wi, …, M. S. Kwon*, in preparation (2020)

[9] Y. Kwon, … , M. S. Kwon*, in preparation (2020)

[8] Y. Noh†, S. Yu†, …, M. S. Kwon*, in preparation (2020)

[7] Y. Kim, J. Song, S. Cho*, M. S. Kwon*, to be submitted (2020)

[6] Y. Kim†, J. K. Ha†,… T. Chang*, S. K. Min*, M. S. Kwon*, to be submitted (2020)

[5] J. Back, Y. Kwon, …, W. Lee*, M. S. Kwon*, to be submitted (2020)

[6] Y. Lee, M. S. Kwon*, to be submitted (review, 2020)

[5] J. K. Lee†, Y. Kim†, … , M. S. Kwon*, G. Kim*, Submitted (2020)

[4] H. Song, … , S. Park, J. Yoo, M. S. Kwon*, J. Kim*, Submitted (2020) 


[3] Y. Song†, Y. Kim†, Y. Noh, V. Singh, S. K. Behera, A. Abudulimu, K. Chung, R. Wannemacher, J. Gierschner, L. Lüer, M. S. Kwon*, “Organic photocatalyst for ppm-level visible-light-driven reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization with excellent oxygen tolerance”Macromolecules 52, 5538-5545 (2019) (Link)


[2] J. C. Yu†, S. Badgujar†, E. D. Jung, V. Singh, D. W. Kim, J. Gierschner, E. Lee, Y. S. Kim, S. Cho, M. S. Kwon*, M. H. Song*, “Highly efficient and stable inverted perovskite solar cell obtained via treatment by semiconducting chemical additive”, Adv. Mater. 31, 180554 (2019) (Link)

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[1] V. SinghC. Yu, S. Badgujar, Y. Kim, Y. Kwon, D. Kim, J. Lee, T. Akhter, G. Thangavel, L. S. Park, J. Lee, N. Paramjyothi, R. Wannemacher, B. Milián-Medina, L. Lüer, K. S. Kim*, J. Gierschner*, M. S. Kwon*, “Highly efficient organic photocatalysts discovered via a computer-aided-design strategy for visible-light-driven atom transfer radical polymerization”Nature Catalysis 1, 794-804 (2018) (Link)

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Univ. of Michigan MSE (2013.03-2016.01) with Prof. Jinsang Kim

[22] L. Zang, M. S. Kwon*, Z. Zhang, J. Kim*, Submitted (2020)

[21] K. Chung, D. S. Yang, W. -H. Sul, B. -G. Kim, J. Kim, G. Jang, M. S. Kwon, M. Barlog, T. S. Lee, S. Y. Park*, M. Al-Hashimi*, J. Kim*, “Molecular design approach for directed alignment of conjugated polymers”, Macromolecules, accepted (2019)

[20] Y. Yu, M. S. Kwon*, J. Jung, Y. Zheng, M. Kim, K. Chung, J. Gierschner, J. H. Youk*, S. Borisov*, J. Kim*, “Room-temperature-phosphorescence-based dissolved oxygen detection by core-shell polymer nanoparticles having metal-free organic phosphors”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 16207-16211 (2017)

[19] K. Chung, D. S. Yang, J. Jung, D. Seo, M. S. Kwon, J. Kim*, “A novel mechanism for chemical sensing based on solvent-fluorophore-substrate interaction: highly selective alcohol and water sensor with large fluorescence signal contrast” ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 8, 28124-28129 (2016)

[18] M. S. Kwon, J. K. Jordahl, A. W. Phillips, K. Chung, S. Lee, J. Gierschner, J. Lahann, J. Kim*, “Multi-luminescent switching of metal-free organic phosphors for luminometric detection of organic solvents” Chem. Sci. 7, 2359-2363 (2016)

[17] S. Seo, J. Lee, M. S. Kwon, D. Seo, J. Kim*, “Stimuli-responsive matrix-assisted colorimetric water sensors of polydiacetylene nanofibers” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 20342-20348 (2015)

[16] S. Seo, M. S. Kwon, A. W. Phillips, D. Seo, J. Kim*, “Highly sensitive turn-on biosensors by regulating fluorescent dye assembly on liposome surfaces” Chem. Commun. 51, 10229-10232 (2015)

[15] K. Chung, M. S. Kwon, B. M. Leung, A. G. Wong-Foy, M. S. Kim, J. Kim, S. Takayama, J. Gierschner, A. J. Matzger, J. Kim*, “Shear-triggered crystallization and light emission of a thermally stable organic supercooled liquid” ACS Cent. Sci. 1, 94-102 (2015)

[14] K. Chung, Y. Yu, M. S. Kwon, J. Swet, J. Youk, J. Kim*, “Assembly and alignment of conjugated polymers: materials design, processing, and applications” MRS Commun. 5, 169-189 (2015)

[13] M. S. Kwon, Y. Yu, C. Coburn, A. W. Phillips, K. Chung, A. Shanker, J. Jung, G. Kim, K. Pipe, F. R. Forrest, J. H. Youk, J. Gierschner, J. Kim*, “Suppressing molecular motions for enhanced room-temperature phosphorescence of metal-free organic materials” Nat. Commun. 6, 8947 (2015)

[12] K. Chung, A. McAllister, D. Bilby, B. G. Kim, M. S. Kwon, E. Kioupakis*, J. Kim*, “Designing interchain and intrachain properties of conjugated polymers for latent optical information encoding” Chem. Sci. 6, 6980-6985 (2015)

[11] D. Lee, J. Jung, D. Bilby, M. S. Kwon, J. Yun, J. Kim*, “A novel optical ozone sensor based on purely organic phosphor” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 2993-2997 (2015)

[10] G. Kim, D. Lee, A. Shanker, L. Shao, M. S. Kwon, D. Gidley, J. Kim*, K. Pipe*, “High thermal conductivity in amorphous polymer blends by engineered interchain interactions” Nat. Mater. 14, 295-300 (2015)

[9] M. S. Kwon, G. Jang, D. Bilby, B. Milán-Medina, J. Gierschner, T. S. Lee, J. Kim*, “Design principles of chemiluminescence (CL) chemidosimeter for self-signaling detection: luminol protective approach” RSC Adv. 4, 46488-46493 (2014)

[8] M. S. Kwon, D. Lee, S. Seo, J. Jung, J. Kim*, “Tailoring intermolecular interactions for efficient room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) from purely organic materials in amorphous polymer matrices” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 11177-11181 (2014)


SNU MSE (2011.03-2013.02) with Prof. Soo Young Park

[7] M. S. Kwon, J. Gierschner, J. Seo, S. Y. Park*, “Rationally designed molecular D-A-D triad for piezochromic and acidochromic fluorescence on-off switching” J. Mater. Chem. C 2, 2552-2557 (2014)

[6] M. S. Kwon, J. Gierschner, J. Seo, S. Y. Park*, “Unique piezochromic fluorescence behavior of dicyanodistrylbenzene based donor-acceptor-donor triad: mechanically controlled photoinduced electron transfer (eT) in molecular assemblies” Adv. Mater. 24, 5487-5492 (2012)


SNU Chem (2006.09-2011.02) with Prof. Eun Lee

[5] M. S. Kwon, S. H. Shim, Y. K. Chung, E. Lee*, “Synthetic studies on soft coral norembranolides: total synthesis of (+)-10-epigyrosanolide E” Tetrahedron 67, 10179-10185 (2011)

[4] S. K. Woo, M. S. Kwon, E. Lee*, “Total synthesis of (+)-Neopeltolide by a Prins macrocyclization” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 2342-3244 (2008)

[3] M. S. Kwon, S. K. Woo, S. W. Na, E. Lee*, “Total synthesis of (+)-Exiguolide” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 1733-1735 (2008)

[2] W. H. Kim, S. K. Hong, S. M. Lim, M. A. Ju, S. K. Jung, Y. W. Kim, J. H. Jung, M. S. Kwon, E. Lee*, “Stereoselective synthesis of (+)-IKD-8344″ Tetrahedron 63, 9784-9801 (2007)

[1] W. H. Kim, S. K. Hong, S. M. Lim, M. A. Ju, S. K. Jung, Y. W. Kim, J. H. Jung, M. S. Kwon, E. Lee*, “Total synthesis of IKD-8344″ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 7072-7075 (2006)