About Jongpil Ye

I am an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Inha University. My research is in the field of of micro- and nanoprocessing. I am particularly interested in self-assembly-based micro/nano fabrication and morphology-controlled synthesis of nanomaterials. I received my doctorate from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in 2011, under the guidance of Prof. Carl V. Thompson. My dissertation was focused on understanding mechanisms underlying the solid-state dewetting of single crystal films. [Link to my dissertation] I worked on CVD graphene growth as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Rodney S. Ruoff at the University of Texas at Austin for a year before joining Inha University in 2012.



  • Open position (Graduate & undergraduate students): please contact me by email or visit 5N337

- Fabrication of single-crystal metallic nanostructures for photonic, magnetic, and catalytic applications

- Nanoscale doping control and nanopatterning of large-area graphene


Address: Room 5N338, 100 Inha-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon 402-751, Korea

Tel: +82-32-860-7523

Email: jpye(at)inha.ac.kr

Research Projects

  • 2019~2021, Collaborative investigation of the capillarity-driven self-organization mechanism of solid-state metallic nanostructures, STAR, NRF
  • 2018~2021, Improving the thermoelectric properties of graphene using isotope labeling-based nanopatterning process, Basic Science Research Program, NRF
  • 2017~2018, Control of thermoelectric properties of graphene pn junctions via electron beam irradiation and nano-patterning, National Nuclear R&D Program, NRF
  • 2016~2017, Development of a method of fabricating large-area functionalized graphene superlattices using electron beam irradiation, National Nuclear R&D Program, NRF
  • 2015~2018, Development of a nanopatterning method based on templated-dewetting of thin films, Basic Science Research Program, NRF
  • 2013~2016, 2018, Nano-Material Technology Development Program, NRF
  • 2013~2016, Development of a method of tailoring graphene domain structure based on the structural evolutions of thin metallic films, Basic Science Research Program, NRF
  • 2012~2015, Development of a nanopatterning method based on templated-dewetting of thin films, Basic Science Research Program, NRF


  • Dewetting Mechanisms and Their Exploitation for the Large-scale Fabrication of Advanced Nanophotonic Systems, International Materials Reviews, published online (2018). DOI: 10.1080/09506608.2018.1543832 [Link]
  • Templated solid-state dewetting of single-crystal iron films and specifically localized buckle delamination of surface oxide, Applied Physics Express 11, 115501 (2018). [Link]
  • Investigation of a Rayleigh-Like Instability During the Solid-State Dewetting of Single-Crystal Nickel and Palladium Films, Journal of the Korean Physical Society 73, 90 (2018). [Link]
  • Improved quality of graphene in the absence of hydrogen in a low-temperature growth process using an alcohol precursor, Journal of the Korean Physical Society 70, 528 (2017). [Link]
  • The mechanism of corner instabilities in single-crystal thin films during dewetting, Journal of Applied Physics 119, 125306 (2016). [Link]
  • Significantly improved thickness uniformity of graphene monolayers grown by chemical vapor deposition by texture and morphology control of the copper foil substrate, Carbon 100, 441 (2016). [Link]
  • Shape anisotropy and instability of holes formed during dewetting of single-crystal palladium and nickel films. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 33, 060601 (2015). [Link]
  • Fabrication of ordered arrays of micro- and nanoscale features with control over their shape and size via templated solid-state dewetting, Scientific Reports 5, 09823 (2015). [Link]
  • Investigation of the mechanism of solid-state dewetting of silver thin films using spatial correlation analysis of hole patterns, Applied Physics Express 7, 085601 (2014). [Link]
  • Graphene Synthesis via Magnetic Inductive Heating of Copper Substrates, ACS Nano 7, 7495 (2013). [Link]
  • Graphite fountain: Modeling of growth on transition metals under a thermal gradient, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 023516 (2013). [Link]
  • Quantitative analysis of anisotropic edge retraction by solid-state dewetting of thin single crystal films, Journal of Applied Physics 113, 043512 (2013). [Link]
  • Templated Solid-State Dewetting to Controllably Produce Complex Patterns, Advanced Materials, 23, 1567 (2011). [Link] (Featured as the Inside Front Cover. [Link])
  • Anisotropic edge retraction and hole growth during solid-state dewetting of single crystal nickel thin films, Acta Materialia 59, 582 (2011). [Link]
  • Regular pattern formation through the retraction and pinch-off of edges during solid-state dewetting of patterned single crystal films, Physical Review B 82, 193408 (2010). [Link]
  • Mechanisms of complex morphological evolution during solid-state dewetting of single-crystal nickel thin films, Applied Physics Letters 97, 071904 (2010). [Link]


  • Thermodynamics of Materials (Spring, 2012~2018)
  • Physical Chemistry I (Spring, 2012~2018)
  • Phyiscal Chemistry II (Fall, 2012~2017)
  • Semiconductor Processing (Fall, 2016~2017)
  • Nano-properties & Synthesis (Fall, 2017)
  • Nanoprocessing Technology (Fall, 2013)