Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

KAIST is the first and top science and technology university in Korea. In the wake of its 50th anniversary, KAIST is scaling up new research initiatives in order to become a ‘first mover.’ This is in line with its plan to pivot away from its previous role as a ‘fast follower,’ a role that led to Korea’s rapid industrialization.

Established in 1971 by the Korean government, KAIST was tasked with the very clear institutional mission to make innovations that would drive the country’s economic growth engine, especially in the fields of ICT and electronics. KAIST has fully achieved its institutional mission, creating a very successful educational model that is now being benchmarked by many other countries.

Turning 50 years old in 2021, its R&D strategy has shifted to focus on creating global value for the future. Among others, the Global Singularity Research Project aims to identify the most critical projects which will make the biggest difference in people’s lives.

This innovative research project selects the two most creative and future-oriented research projects every year. Young researchers’ projects on new materials, neuro-rehabilitation, and brain function redesign selected as this research program will surely bring breakthroughs which will serve as game changers for the future.

For more information on KAIST research, visit https://www.kaist.ac.kr/en/html/research/04.html

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) published between 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
378 152.13

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 97 29.64
Physical Sciences 209 81.43
23 8.30
24 12.64
15 6.53
Plasmonic Janus Microspheres Created from Pickering Emulsion Drops
A 2D Titanium Carbide MXene Flexible Electrode for High‐Efficiency Light‐Emitting Diodes
A Surface‐Tailoring Method for Rapid Non‐Thermosensitive Cell‐Sheet Engineering via Functional Polymer Coatings
Polymorphic Spin, Charge, and Lattice Waves in Vanadium Ditelluride
Electromagnetic Shielding of Monolayer MXene Assemblies
Parallel Signal Processing of a Wireless Pressure‐Sensing Platform Combined with Machine‐Learning‐Based Cognition, Inspired by the Human Somatosensory System
Ferroelectric Domain Wall Motion in Freestanding Single‐Crystal Complex Oxide Thin Film
A High‐Performance Solution‐Processed Organic Photodetector for Near‐Infrared Sensing
A Pyrene–Poly(acrylic acid)–Polyrotaxane Supramolecular Binder Network for High‐Performance Silicon Negative Electrodes
High‐Energy Efficiency Membraneless Flowless Zn–Br Battery: Utilizing the Electrochemical–Chemical Growth of Polybromides
Dynamically Reconfigurable, Multifunctional Emulsions with Controllable Structure and Movement
Anomalous Defect Dependence of Thermal Conductivity in Epitaxial WO3 Thin Films
Highly Efficient (10%) Flexible Organic Solar Cells on PEDOT‐Free and ITO‐Free Transparent Electrodes
Highly Elastic Polyrotaxane Binders for Mechanically Stable Lithium Hosts in Lithium‐Metal Batteries
Colorimetric Recording of Thermal Conditions on Polymeric Inverse Opals
6 4.33
9 2.54
39 14.93
16 9.42
3 0.21
30 8.73
2 0.21
2 1.05
3 1.44
3 0.15
1 0.08
2 0.17
10 3.86
1 0.08
6 2.96
3 0.49
10 3.05
1 0.25
Chemistry 156 73.65
Earth & Environmental Sciences 3 0.43

Highlight of the month

Stretchable tissue samples make for faster analysis

© Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty

© Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty

A technique that temporally makes tissue samples both robust and stretchy will speed up studies that involve running multiple tests over extended times on the same tissue samples.

Some research projects require delicate tissues samples to be interrogated multiple times over several years. This is both time consuming and difficult to do without damaging the samples.

Now, a team that included researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has found a way to convert biological tissues into elastic hydrogels.

The stretchability of the treated tissues makes them more robust and easier to label them with fluorescent dyes. Furthermore, the change is reversible so that the tissues revert to their normal state.

The team demonstrated the technique by using to produce elasticized slabs of brain tissue. They anticipate that the team will accelerate the investigation of animal models and human samples.

Supported content

  1. Nature Methods 17, 609–613 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41592-020-0823-y

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 48.28% Domestic
  • 51.72% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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