People Professor

Hyungyu Jin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
    77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, South Korea (37673)
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  • Tel : +82-54-279-2180


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University (Advisor: Joseph P. Heremans)
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Korea University

Professional Career

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH (2016 - current)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (2015 – 2016)
    (Supervisor: Arun Majumdar)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University (2014 – 2015)
    (Supervisor: Joseph P. Heremans)
  • Research Associate, Cognitive Robotics Research Center,
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (2007 – 2008)

Research Interest

  • Energy conversion materials / devices / systems with emphasis on renewable thermal energy
  • Thermoelectric energy conversion
  • Hydrogen production & CO2 reduction
  • Interactions between heat and magnetization
  • Thermal, electrical, & magnetic properties of solids

Representative Publications

  • H. Jin et al., The phonon-induced diamagnetic force and its effect on the lattice thermal conductivity, Nature Materials 14, 601-606 (2015)
  • H. Jin et al., P-type doping of elemental bismuth with indium, gallium, and tin: a novel doping mechanism in solids, Energy Environ. Sci. 8, 2027~2040 (2015)
  • H. Jin et al., Effect of the magnon dispersion on the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in yttrium iron garnets, Phys. Rev. B 92, 054436 (2015)

Awards & Honors

Professional Activity