Wooseok Ki

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone:  609.626.5519
Email: Wooseok.Ki@stockton.edu
Office: USC–314



Dr. Ki joined Stockton in 2016 after teaching and researching at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He completed his PhD degree at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the area of white light emitting phosphors. Dr. Ki pursued postdoctoral studies at the Purdue University and University of Washington to develop low-cost, efficient thin film solar cells. He had also industrial experience in silicon valley as a research scientist focusing on research and development of emerging solar cells. 

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PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
     New Brunswick
, NJ
MS, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
BS, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea


Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry


Chemistry I: General Principles (CHEM 2110)
Chemistry I Laboratory (CHEM 2115)


My research focuses on studying the structure and properties of emerging earth abundant semiconductor materials for energy related applications, such as phosphors for solid state lighting, electrodes for water splitting, and absorbers for thin film solar cells. We are also interested in developing multifunctional porous inorganic materials by using molecular precursor routes to control electron and mass transport, electronic and ionic conduction, electron-transfer kinetics to enhance device performance. Students will have an opportunity to learn the design, synthesis, and characterization of new semiconductor materials to understand their structural, physical, and chemical properties. 


W.Ki and H.W. Hillhouse, “Earth-Abundant Element Photovoltaics Directly from Soluble Precursors with High Yield Using a Non-Toxic Solvent” Advanced Energy Materials 2011,1,732 (Highlighted in Nanowerk.com , Nov 18, 2011 and Most accessed article in 8/2011–7/2012).

W. Ki and J. Li, “A Semiconductor Bulk Material That Emits Direct White Light” Journal of American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 8114.
(Featured in C & EN News, June 16, 2008, 84(24), p48; Highlighted in Nature, July 17, 2008, 454, p256).

W. Ki, J. Li, E. Goki, and M. Chhowalla, “Direct White Light Emission from Inorganic- Organic Hybrid Semiconductor Bulk Materials”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010,20, 10676.

W. Ki, X. Huang, J. Li, D. Young and Y. Zhang, “Highly Conductive Group VI Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Films by Solution Processed Deposition” Journal of Materials Research 2007,22,1390.

Lan, K. Li, H. Wu, D. Olson, T. Emge, W. Ki, M. Hong, and J. Li, “A Luminescent Microporous Metal–Organic Framework for the Fast and Reversible Detection of High Explosives” Angewandte Chemie Internatinal Edition 2009, 48, 1.

J. Li, W. Bi, W. Ki, X. Huang, and S. Reddy, “Nanostructured Crystals: Unique Hybrid Semiconductors Exhibiting Nearly Zero and Tunable Uniaxial Thermal Expansion Behavior” Journal of American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 14140.

S. Park, W. Ki, J. Yu, and H. Du, “Sol-gel Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Cobalt Nanoparticles on Silica Thin Films” Journal of Materials Research 2005, 20, 3094.