1. M. Kim,** K. Yang,** Y. S. Kim, J. C. Won, P. Kang,* Y. H. Kim,* B. G. Kim,* “Laser-induced photothermal generation of flexible and salt-resistant monolithic bilayer membranes for efficient solar desalination, ” Carbon 164 (2020) 349-356 (*Corresponding author; **Equally contributed authors)


2. P. Snapp, P. Kang, J. Leem, and S. Nam, “Colloidal Photonic Crystal Strain Sensor Integrated with Deformable Graphene Phototransducer,” Advanced Functional Materials (2019) (

3. Kang, P.*, Kim, K.-H.*, Park, H.-G., Nam, S., “Mechanically Reconfigurable Architectured Graphene for Tunable Plasmonic Resonances,” Light: Science & Applications (Nature Publishing Group, IF = 14.098) (2018) (* Authors with equal contributions)

4. Kim, M.*, Kang, P.*, Leem, J.*, and Nam, S., “Stretchable Crumpled Graphene Photodetector with Plasmonically-Enhanced Photoresponsivity” Nanoscale 9, 4058-4065 (2017)

Featured as the Front Cover in Nanoscale (2017) Selected as the Hot Article 2017 web collection for Nanoscale

5. Wang, M. C., Leem, J., Kang, P., Choi, J., Knapp, P., Yong, K., Nam, S., “Mechanical Instability Driven Self-assembly and Architecturing of Two-dimensional Materials” 2D Materials 4 022002 (2017)

6. Kang, P., Wang, M.C., Knapp, P., Nam, S., “Crumpled Graphene Photodetector with Enhanced, Strain-tunable and Wavelength-selective Photoresponsivity,” Advanced Materials 28, 4639–4645 (2016)

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Featured as the Front Cover in Advanced Materials 28, 4565-4565 (2016)

7. Kang, P.†, Wang, M.C., Nam, S.†, “Bioelectronics with two-dimensional materials,” Microelectron. Eng., 161, 18-35 (2016) † Corresponding author

8. Yong, H., Ashraf, A., Kang, P., and Nam, S., “Rapid Stencil Mask Fabrication Enabled One-Step Polymer-Free Graphene Patterning and Direct Transfer for Flexible Graphene Devices,” Scientific Reports 6, 24890 (2016).

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9. Leem, J., Wang, M.C., Kang, P., Nam, S., “Mechanically Self-assembled, Three-dimensional Graphene-Gold Hybrid Nanostructures for Advanced Nanoplasmonic Sensors,” Nano Lettets, 15 (11) , 7684–7690 (2015)

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10. Kang, P., Schein, P., Serey, X., O’Dell, D., Erickson D., “Nanophotonic detection of freely interacting molecules on a single influenza virus.” Scientific Reports 5, 12087 (2015)

11. Wang M.C., Chun S., Han R. S., Ashraf A., Kang, P., and Nam, S., “Heterogeneous, Three-dimensional Texturing of Graphene,”Nano Lettets 15 (3) 1829–1835 (2015) Cover feature in Nano Letters

12. Schein, P., Kang, P., O’Dell, D., Erickson D., “Nanophotonic Force Microscopy: Characterizing Particle-Surface Interactions using Near-field Photonics,” Nano Lettets 15 (2), 1414-1420 (2015)

13. O’Dell, D., Serey, X., Kang, P., Erickson D., “Localized Opto-mechanical Control of Protein Adsorption onto Carbon Nanotubes,”Scientific Reports 4, 6707 (2014)

14. Kang, P., Serey, X., Chen, Y. F., Erickson, D., “Angular Orientation of Nanorods using Nanophotonic Tweezers,” Nano Lettets 12, 6400-6407 (2012)

15. Kang, P., Ogunbo, S., Erickson, D., “High Resolution Reversible Color Images on Photonic Crystal Substrates,” Langmuir 27, 9676-9680 (2011)