Moonsub Shim




Professor Moonsub Shim received his B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both from the University of Chicago in 1998 and 2001. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois in 2002. Recognitions for his achievements include the Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2007), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), Racheff Assistant Professorship (2002-2004), and the Willett Faculty Scholar Award (2010-2014).


Dean’s Award for Excellence In Research, University of Illinois (2014); Willet Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois (2010-2014); Xerox Award for Faculty Research, University of Illinois (2007); National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004); Racheff Assistant Professor, University of Illinois (2002-2004); Norton Prize, University of Chicago (2000).


  • 2017
    • Y. Zhai, J. C. Flanagan, and M. Shim, Lattice Strain and Ligand Effects on the Formation of Cu2-xS/I-III-VI2 Nanorod Heterostructures through Partial Cation Exchange, Chem. Mater. 29, 6161 – 6167 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02392
    • C. Baeumer, R. Valenta, C. Schmitz, A. Locatelli, T. O. Mentes, S. P. Rogers, A. Sala, N. Raab, S. Nemsak, M. Shim, C. M. Schneider, S. Menzel, R. Waser, R. Dittmann, Subfilamentary Networks Cause Cycle-to-Cycle Variability in Memristive Devices, ACS Nano 11, 6921 – 6929 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.7b02113
    • S. –Y. Cho, N. Oh, S. Nam, Y. Jiang, and M. Shim, Enhanced Device Lifetime of Double-Heterojunction Nanorod Light-Emitting Diodes, Nanoscale 9, 6103 – 6110 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7NR01404J
    • Y. Zhai and M. Shim, Effects of Copper Precursor Reactivity on the Shape and Phase of Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals, Chem. Mater. 29, 2390 – 2397 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00461
    • S. P. Rogers, R. Xu, S. Pandya, L. W. Martin, and M. Shim, Slow Conductance Relaxation in Graphene-Ferroelectric Field-Effect Transistors, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 7542 – 7548 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00753
    • M. Shim, Colloidal Nanorod Heterostructures for Optoelectronics, J. Phys. D 50, 173002 (2017). Invited Topical Review. DOI:10.1088/1361-6463/aa65a5
    • H. Keum, Y. Jiang, J. K. Park, J. Flanagan, M. Shim, and S. Kim, Solvent-Free Patterning of Colloidal Quantum Dot Films Utilizing Shape Memory Polymers, Micromachines 8, 18 (2017). DOI:10.3390/mi8010018
    • Y. Jiang, N. Oh, and M. Shim, Double-Heterojunction Nanorod Light-Emitting Diodes with High Efficiencies at High Brightness using Self-Assembled Monolayers, ACS Photonics 3, 1862 – 1868 (2016). DOI:10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00371
    • N. Oh, B. H. Kim, S. –Y. Cho, S. Nam, S. P. Rogers, Y. Jiang, J. C. Flanagan, Y. Zhai, J. –H. Kim, J. Lee, Y. Yu, Y. K. Cho, G. Hur, J. Zhang, P. Trefonas, J. A. Rogers, and M. Shim, Double-Heterojunction Nanorod Light-Responsive LEDs for Novel Display Applications, Science 355, 616 – 619 (2017).
    • V. Kumar, H. A. Fustér, N. Oh, Y. Zhai, K. Deshpande, M. Shim, and P. J. A. Kenis, Continuous Flow Synthesis of Anisotropic Cadmium Selenide and Zinc Selenide Nanoparticles, ChemNanoMat, EarlyView (2017).
  • 2016
    • B. H. Kim, S. Nam, N. Oh, S. Y. Cho, K. J. Yu, C. H. Lee, J. Zhang, K. Deshpande, P. Trefonas, J.-H. Kim, J. Lee, J. H. Shin, Y. Yu, J. B. Lim, S.-Y. Cho, S. M. Won, N. H. Kim, K. J. Seo, H. Lee, T. Kim, M. Shim, and J. A. Rogers, Multilayer Transfer Printing for Pixelated, Multi-color Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes, ACS Nano, 10, 4920–4925 (2016).
    • N. Oh and M. Shim, Metal Oleate Induced Etching and Growth of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Nanorods and their Heterostructures, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 10444 (2016). DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b03834
    • C. Baeumer, C. Schmitz, A. Marchewka, D. N. Mueller, R. Valenta, J. Hackl, N. Raab, S. P. Rogers, M. I. Khan, S. Nemsak, M. Shim, S. Menzel, C. M. Schneider, R. Waser and R. Dittmann, Quantifying redox-induced Schottky barrier variations in memristive devices via in-operando spectroscopy with electron-transparent graphene electrodes, Nature Comm. 7, 12398 (2016). DOI:10.1038/ncomms12398
    • Z. Jiang, S. Tian, S. Lai, R. McAuliffe, S. Rogers, M. Shim, and D. Shoemaker, Capturing phase evolution during solvothermal synthesis of metastable Cu4O3, Chem. Mater. 28, 3080 – 3089 (2016). DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00421
    • J. H. Hinnefeld, R. Xu, S. Rogers, S. Pandya, M. Shim, L. Martin, and N. Mason, Single Gate P-N Junctions in Graphene-Ferroelectric Devices, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 203109. (2016). DOI:10.1063/1.4950975
    • Y. Zhai and M. Shim, Cu2S/ZnS Heterostructured Nanorods: Cation Exchange vs. Solution-Liquid-Solid-like Growth, ChemPhysChem 17, 741 – 751 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201500859
  • 2015
    • S. Lee, J. C. Flanagan, J. Kang, J. Kim, M. Shim, and B. Park, Integration of CdSe/CdSexTe1-x Heterojunction Nanorods into Hierarchically Porous TiO2 Electrode for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion, Sci. Rep. 5, 17472 (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep17472
    • Y. Zhai and M. Shim, Benefitting from Ostwald Ripening in Mn Doping of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 10, 423 (2015). DOI:10.1186/s11671-015-1123-9
    • J. C. Flanagan and M. Shim, Enhanced Air-Stability, Charge Separation and Photocurrent in CdSe/CdTe Heterojunction Nanorods by Thiols, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 20162–20168 (2015). DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06334
    • J. Jang, D. S. Dolzhnikov, W. Liu, S. Nam, M. Shim, and D. V. Talapin, Solution-processed transistors using colloidal nanocrystals with composition-matched molecular “solders”: approaching single crystal mobility, Nano Lett. 15, 6309 – 6317 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01258
    • S. Nam, N. Oh, Y. Zhai, and M. Shim, High Efficiency and Optical Anisotropy in Double-Heterojunction Nanorod Light-Emitting Diodes, ACS Nano 9, 878 – 885 (2015). DOI:10.1021/nn506577p
    • C. Baeumer, D. Saldana-Greco, A. M. Rappe, M. Shim, and L. W. Martin, Ferroelectrically Driven Spatial Carrier Density Modulation in Graphene, Nature Commun. 6, 6136 (2015). DOI:10.1038/ncomms7136
    • B. H. Kim, M. S. Onses, J. B. Lim, S. Nam, N. Oh, H. J. Kim, K. J. Yu, J. W. Lee, J. –H. Kim, S. –K. Kang, C. H. Lee, J. Lee, J. H. Shin, N. H. Kim, C. Leal, M. Shim, J. A. Rogers, High Resolution Patterns of Quantum Dots Formed by Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing for Light-Emitting Diodes, Nano Lett. 15, 969–973 (2015).
    • Lee, S.; Damodaran, A. R.; Gorai, P.; Oh, N.; Moyer, J. A.; Kwon, J.-H.; Ferdous, N.; Shah, A.; Chen, Z.; Breckenfeld, E.; Mangalam, R. V. K.; Braun, P. V.; Schiffer, P.; Shim, M.; Zuo, J.-M.; Ertekin, E.; Martin, L. W., A Novel, Layered Phase in Ti-Rich SrTiO3 Epitaxial Thin Films. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 861-868, DOI:10.1002/adma.201403602.

    • Kim, B. H.; Onses, M. S.; Lim, J. B.; Nam, S.; Oh, N.; Kim, H.; Yu, K. J.; Lee, J. W.; Kim, J. H.; Kang, S. K.; Lee, C. H.; Lee, J.; Shin, J. H.; Kim, N. H.; Leal, C.; Shim, M.; Rogers, J. A., High-Resolution Patterns of Quantum Dots Formed by Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing for Light-Emitting Diodes. Nano Letters 2015, 15, (2), 969-973, DOI:10.1021/Nl503779e.

  • 2014
    • N. R. Kim, K. Shin, I. Jung, M. Shim, and H. M. Lee, Ag-Cu Alloy Nanoparticles with Enhanced Resistance to Oxidation: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 26324 – 26331 (2014). DOI:10.1021/jp506069c
    • B. –H. Seo, J. Youn and M. Shim, Direct Laser Writing of Air-Stable p-n Junctions in Graphene, ACS Nano 8, 8831 – 8836 (2014). DOI:10.1021/nn503574p
    • Y. Jiang, F. Xiong, C. – L. Tsai, T. Ozel, E. Pop, and M. Shim, Self-Aligned Cu Etch Mask for Individually Addressable Metallic and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Nano 8, 6500 – 6508 (2014). DOI:10.1021/nn502390r
    • N. Oh, S. Nam, Y. Zhai, K. Deshpande, P. Trefonas, and M. Shim, Double-Heterojunction Nanorods, Nature Commun. 5, 3642 (2014). DOI:10.1038/ncomms4642
  • 2013
    • C. –L. Tsai, F. Xiong, E. Pop, and M. Shim, Carbon Nanotube Crossbar Electrode Enabled Low-Power Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) with sub-5 nm Bit Size, ACS Nano 7, 5360 – 5366 (2013). DOI:10.1021/nn401212p
    • C. Baeumer, S. Rogers, R. Xu, L. W. Martin, and M. Shim, Tunable Carrier Type and Density in Graphene/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 Hybrid Structures through Ferroelectric Switching, Nano Lett. 13, 1693 – 1698 (2013). DOI:10.1021/nl4002052
  • 2012
    • H. McDaniel, M. Pelton, N. Oh, and M. Shim, Effects of Lattice Strain and Band Offset on Electron Transfer Rates in Type II Nanorod Heterostructures, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 1094 – 1098 (2012). DOI:10.1021/jz300275f
    • H. McDaniel, N. Oh, and M. Shim, CdSe/CdSexTe1-x Nanorod Heterostructures: Tuning Alloy Composition and Spatially Indirect Recombination Energies, J. Mater. Chem. 22, 11621 – 11628 (2012). DOI:10.1039/C2JM3146A
  • 2011
    • Tsai, C. L.; Liao, A.; Pop, E.; Shim, M., Electrical Power Dissipation in Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes on Single Crystal Quartz and Amorphous SiO2. Applied Physics Letters 2011, 99, (5), 053120.

  • 2008
    • Cao, Q.; Kim, H. S.; Pimparkar, N.; Kulkarni, J. P.; Wang, C. J.; Shim, M.; Roy, K.; Alam, M. A.; Rogers, J. A., Medium-scale carbon nanotube thin-film integrated circuits on flexible plastic substrates. Nature 2008, 454, (7203), 495-U4.

  • 2007
    • Cao, Q.; Xia, M. G.; Kocabas, C.; Shim, M.; Rogers, J. A.; Rotkin, S. V., Gate capacitance coupling of singled-walled carbon nanotube thin-film transistors. Applied Physics Letters 2007, 90, (2).

  • 2006
    • Cao, Q.; Xia, M. G.; Shim, M.; Rogers, J. A., Bilayer organic-inorganic gate dielectrics for high-performance, low-voltage, single-walled carbon nanotube thin-film transistors, complementary logic gates, and p-n diodes on plastic substrates. Advanced Functional Materials 2006, 16, (18), 2355-2362.

    • Cao, Q.; Zhu, Z. T.; Lemaitre, M. G.; Xia, M. G.; Shim, M.; Rogers, J. A., Transparent flexible organic thin-film transistors that use printed single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes. Applied Physics Letters 2006, 88, (11).


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