Since first established in 2006, Center for Supersolid and Quantum Matter Research (CSQR) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology (KAIST) is the coldest place in Korea. We have investigated new quantum phenomena appeared in various materials at milikelvin temperature. The main objectives of our research group is to find a novel type of quantum phase transition and to study its properties. Currently, six graduate students and two post-doctoral researchers have studied in various subjects such as supersolid, low-dimensional superfluid, polymer, graphene and superconducting nanowires.

Lab-tour article published in Physics & High Technology: download (written in Korean)

  JUNE 18, 2015 New website for the research group
  A new website of Center for Supersolid and Quantum Matter Research (CSQR) has set up. The website will provide information about our research theme, news, group member, publication, and contact address. Further updates wil be followed soon.
  MARCH 15, 2015 Farewell to Evan Kang

Evan S. H. Kang (Hyunkoo Kang), who received a ph.d last year, decided to join at Heinz von Seggern group at Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany as a post-doctoral researcher. He will continue to study polymer physics. Long live and prosper, Evan!

  JANUARY 10, 2015 New student joins our lab
  Soohyun Noh, a 1st-yr graduate student in the department of physics at KAIST, joins our lab. In particular, he has a same first name with Soohyun Kim, one of the most handsome movie star in Korea. Welcome, Soohyun!
  FEBRUARY 15, 2014 Two graduate students become Ph.D
  Congratulations! Sun-Gyu Park and Evan. S. H. Kang successfully finished their graduate studies and will received ph.d degree. Thesis titles are "Quantum phase transition of 2D Ta thin film tuned by B-field, disorder, and effect of DC bias" (Sun-Gyu Park), and "Low temperature transport in semiconducting polymer thin films" (Evan S. H. Kang).


We are currently seeking highly-motivated post-doctoral researchers and graduate students. Interested candidiates are welcome to send an e-mail to Prof. Eunseong Kim.


  Principal Investigator:

Professor Eunseong Kim (Dept. of Physics)
Phone: +82-42-350-2547

Mailing Address:

Natural Science Building Room #2304
Department of Physics, KAIST
373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon City
Republic of Korea 305-701