Selected Publications

Self-healing Soft Electronics
Kang, J et. al., Nature Electronics (2019)

An Integrated Self-healable Electronic Skin System Fabricated Via Dynamic Reconstruction of a Nanostructured Conducting Network

Kang, J et. al., Nature Nanotechnologies (2018)

Tough and Water-Insensitive Self-Healing Elastomer for Robust Electronic Skin

Kang, J et. al., Advanced Materials (2018)

A Rational Strategy for the Realization of Chain-Growth Supramolecular Polymerization

Kang, J et. al., Science (2015)


Research at KAIST

(† denotes equal contribution)

(8) W. Lee†, H. Kim†. I. Kang, H. Park, J. Jung, H. Lee, H. Park, J. Park, J. Yuk, J.-W. Jeong, J. Kang* "Title will be announced soon" Science, 2022, in press

(7) J. Kang*†, J. Mun†, Y. Zheng, M. Koizumi, N. Matsuhisa, HC. Wu, S. Chen, J.B.-H. Tok, L. Jin*. Z. Bao* "Title will be announced soon" Nature Nanotechnology, 2022, in press

(6) J. Jang, J-S. Shin, S. Ko, H. Park, W-J. Song*, C. B. Park*, J. Kang* "Self-assembled protective layer by symmetric ionic liquid for long-cycling lithium-metal batteries" Advanced Energy Materials, 2022, in press

(5) N. Matsuhisa, S. Niu, S. J. O’Neill, J. Kang, Y. Ochiai, T. Katsumata, H-C. Wu, M. Ashizawa, G-J. N. Wang, D. Zhong, X. Wang, X. Gong, R. Ning, H. Gong, I. You, Y. Zheng, Z. Zhang, J. B-H. Tok, Xi. Chen, Z. Bao* "High-frequency and intrinsically stretchable polymer diodes"  Nature 2022, 600 (7888), 246-252

(4) I You, DG Mackanic, N Matsuhisa, J. Kang, J Kwon, L Beker, J Mun, W Suh, T. Y. Kim, J. B-H. Tok, Z. Bao*, U. Jeong*"Artificial multimodal receptors based on ion relaxation dynamics" Science 2020, 370 (6519), 961-965


(3) Zheng,Y.; Ashizawa, M.; Zhang, S.; Kang, J.:Nikzad, S.; Yu, Z,; Ochiai, Y.; Wu, HC.; Tran, H.; Mun, J.; Zheng, Y.; Tok, J.B,; Gu, X.; Bao, Z. “Tuning mechanical properties of polymer semiconductor by modulating hydrogen bonding interactions” Chemistry of Materials  2020, 32 (13), 5700-5714

(2) Liu, Y.; Li, J.; Song, S.;Kang, J.: Tsao, Y; Chen, S.; Mottini, V.; McConnell, K.; Xu, W.; Zheng, Y.; Tok, J.B,; George, PM.; Bao, Z.. “Morphing Electronics Enables Neuromodulation in Growing Tissue” Nature Biotechnology  2020, 38 (9), 1097-1097

(1) Mun, J.; Kang, J. Zheng, Yu,l Luo, S.; Wu, Y.;  Gong, H.; Lai, J.C..; Wu, H.; Tok, J.B, Bao, Z. "F4-TCNQ as an Additive to Impart Stretchable Semiconductors with High Mobility and Stability” Advanced Electronic Materials  2020, 2000251

Research at Stanford/UTokyo/SNU

(† denotes equal contribution)

(13) ) Zheng,Y.; Wang, GJN; Kang, J.: Nikolka, M.; Wu, HC.; Tran, H.; Zhang, S.;. “An Intrinsically Stretchable High-Performance Polymer Semiconductor with Low Crystallinity” Advanced Functional Materials  2019, 31 (42), 1903912

(12) ) Kim,S. H.†; Seo, H.†; Kang, J.†: Hong, J.; Seong, D.; Kim, H-J.; Kim, J.; Mun, J.; Youn, I.; Kim, J.; Kim, Y-C.; Seok, H-K.; Lee, C.; Tok, J.B, Bao, Z.; Son, D. “An Ultrastretchable and Self-Healable Nanocomposite Conductor Enabled by Autonomously Percolative Electrical Pathways” ACS Nano 2019, 13 (6), 6531

(11) Kang, J.: Tok, J.B.; Bao, Z. “Self-healing Soft Electronics” Nature Electronics 2019, 2 (4), 144-150

(10) Kang, J.†: Son, D.†; Vardoulis, O.†; Mun, J.; Matsuhisa, N.; Kim, Y.; Kim, J.; Tok, J.B.; Bao, Z. “Modular and Reconfigurable Stretchable Electronic Systems,” Advanced Materials Technologies 2019, 4 (3), 1800417

(9) Son, D.†; Kang, J.†; Vardoulis, O.†; Kim, Y.; Matsuhisa, N.; Oh, J-Y.; To, J. W. F.; Mun, J.; Katsumata, T.; Liu, Y.; McGuire, A.; Krason, K.; Ham, J.; Kraft, U.; Lee, Y.; Lee, Y.; Tok, J.B.; Bao, Z. “An Integrated Self-healable Electronic Skin System Fabricated Via Dynamic Reconstruction of a Nanostructured Conducting Network,” Nature Nanotechnologies 2018, 13 (11), 1057 (Highlighted in Nano today)

(8) Kang, J.†: Son, D.†; Wang, G.J.N; Liu, Y.; Lopez, J.; Kim, Y.; Oh, J.H.; Kasumata, T.; Mun, J.; Lee, Y.; Jin, L.; Tok, J.B.; Bao, Z. “Tough and Water-Insensitive Self-Healing Elastomer for Robust Electronic Skin,” Advanced Materials 2018, 30 (13), 1706846 (Highlighted in Advanced Science News)

(7) Lee, Y.; Oh, J.H.; Xu, W.; Kim, O.; Kim, T.R.; Kang, J.; Y. Kim,; Son, D.; Tok, J.B.; Park, M.J.; Bao, Z. Lee, T.W. “Stretchable Organic Optoelectronic Sensorimotor Synapse” Science Advances, 2018, 4 (11), eaat7387,

(6) Mun, J.; Wang, G.J.N; Oh, J.H.; Katsumata, T.; Lee, F.; Kang, J.; Wu, H.; Lissel, F.; Simon, R.G.; Tok, J.B.; Bao, Z. “Effect of Nonconjugated Spacers on Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymers for Stretchable Transistors,” Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28 (43), 180422

(5) Kim. Y†; Chortos, A†.; Xu, W†,; Liu, Yan, X.; Oh, J.H.; Son, D.; Kang, J.; Foudeh, A.M.; Zhu, C.; Lee, Y.; Niu, S.; Liu, J.; Pfattner, R.; Bao, Z.; Lee, T.W.; “A Bioinspired Flexible Organic Artificial Afferent Nerve,” Science  2018, 360 (6392), 998

(4) Wang, G.J.N.; Zheng, Y.; Zhang, S.; Kang, J.; Wu, H.C.; Gasperini, A.; Zhang, H.; Gu, X.; Bao, Z.  “Tuning the Cross-Linker Crystallinity of a Stretchable Polymer Semiconductor,” Chemistry of Materials  2018, In press

(3) Kang, J.; Miyajima, D.; Mori, T.; Inoue, Y.; Itoh, Y.; Aida. T. “A rational strategy for the realization of chain-growth supramolecular polymerization,” Science 2015, 347 (6222), 646 (Highlighted in Nature chemistry News and view, Science Perspective, and Angewandte chemie Highlight)

(2) Kang, J.; Miyajima, D.; Itoh, Y.; Mori, T.; Tanaka, H.; Yamauchi, M.; Inoue, Y.; Harada, S.; Aida. T. “C5-Symmetric Chial Corannulenes: Desymmetrization of Bowl Inversion Equilibrium via “Intramolecular” Hydrogen-Bonding Network” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136 (30), 10640.

(1)  Kim, Y.; Kang, J.; Shen, B.; Wang, Y.; He, Y.; M, Lee. "Open-Closed Switching Tubular Pores," Nature Communications 2015, 6, 8650