“Nanoscience in metals: imperfection creates perfection”
 X. Li, L. Zhang*, G. Wang, M. Qin, X. Qu*, Kang Pyo So*, “Influence of impurities on hot-rolled molybdenum for high-temperature applications” International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 92 (2020) 105294.
 R. Gao, M. Jin, Q. J. Li, Kang Pyo So, L. Zhang, X. Wang, Q. Fang, C. Sun, L. Shao, J. Li, “Hybrid diffusive-displacive helium outgassing in Cu/Nb multilayer composites structural materials” Scripta Materialia 194, (2021) 15.
 P. Cao+, Kang Pyo So+, Y. Yang, J. G. Park, M. Li, Y. Long, J. Hu, M. Kirk, M. Li, E. M. Bringa, Y. H. Lee, M. P. Short, J. Li, “Carbon nanotube (CNT) metal composites exhibit greatly reduced radiation damage,” Acta Materialia 203 (2021) 15.
 X. Li, L. Zhang*, G. Wang, Y. Long, J. Yang, M. Qin, X. Qu, Kang Pyo So*, “Microstructure evolution of hot-rolled pure and doped tungsten under various rolling reductions,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 533 (2020) 152074.
 J.G. Park, J. G. Kim, Kang Pyo So, J. Y. Hwang, E. S. Kim, J. Li, D. Suh, Y. H. Lee, “Anisotropic mechanical properties and strengthening mechanism in superaligned carbon nanotubes-reinforced aluminum,” Carbon 153 (2019) 513.
 W. Shin, Kang Pyo So, W. F. Stickle, C. Su, J. Lu, J. Li, X. Ji, “Ethyl Methyl Sulfone Co-Solvent Eliminates Macroscopic Morphological Instabilities of Lithium Metal Anode,” ChemComm 55 (2019) 3387.
 W. Xue, Z. Shi, L. Suo, C. Wang, Z. Wang, H. Wang, Kang Pyo So, A. Maurano, D. Yu, Y. Chen, L. Qie, Z. Zhu, G. Xu, J. Kong, J. Li, “Intercalation-conversion hybrid cathodes enabling Li-S full-cell architectures with jointly superior gravimetric and volumetric energy densities,” Nature energy 4 (2019) 374.
 Y-R Yin, C-L Ren, H. Han, Kang Pyo So, X-X Ye, X Zhang, P Huai, Z-Y Zhu, “Theoretical study of fluorine-induced surface segregation of Cr in non-passivated Ni-based alloys,” Journal of Applied Physics 124 (2018) 135302. Front cover
 Kang Pyo So, A. Kushima, J. G. Park, X. Liu, D. H. Keum, H. Y. Jeong, F. Yao, S. H. Joo, H. S. Kim, H. Kim, Ju Li, Y. H. Lee, “Intragranular Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes Comprehensively Improves Aluminum Alloys ,” Advanced Science, (2018) 180015.
 C. A. Dennett, Kang Pyo So, A. Kushima, D. L. Buller, K. Hattar, M. P. Short, “Detecting self-ion irradiation-induced void swelling in pure copper using transient grating spectroscopy,” Acta materialia, 145 (2017) 496.
 Y. Jin, Sa Li, A. Kushima, X. Zheng, Y. Sun, J. Xie, J. Sun, W. Xue, G. Zhou, J. Wu, F. Shi, R. Zhang, Z. Zhu, Kang Pyo So, Y. Cui, J. Li, “Self-Healing SEI Enables Full-Cell Cycling of Silicon-Majority Anode with Coulombic Efficiency Exceeding 99.9%,” Energy & Environmental Science, 10 (2017) 580.
 A. Kushima, Kang Pyo So, C. Su, P. Bai, N. Kuriyama, T. Maebashi, Y. Fujiwara, M. Z. Bazant, J. Li, “Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation of Lithium Metal Growth and Dissolution: Root Growth, Dead Lithium and Lithium Flotsams,” Nano Energy, 32 (2017) 271.
 R. I. González, F. Valencia, J. Mella, A. CT van Duin, Kang Pyo So, J. Li, M. Kiwi, E. M. Bringa, “Metal-nanotube composites as radiation resistant materials,” Applied Physics Letters, 109 (2016) 033108.
 Kang Pyo So, X. Liu, H. Mori, A. Kushima, J. G. Park, H. S. Kim, S. Ogata, Y. H. Lee and J. Li, “Ton-scale metal-carbon nanotube composite: The mechanism of strengthening while retaining tensile ductility,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, 8 (2016) 245.
 Kang Pyo So, D. Chen, A. Kushima, M. Li, S. Kim, Y. Yang, Z. Wang, J. G. Park, Y. H. Lee, R. I. Gonzalez, M. Kiwi, E. M. Bringa, S. Lin, J. Li, “Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in aluminum improves radiation resistance,” Nano Energy, 22 (2016) 319. (Press release on MIT News and DOE Office of Science Homepage)
 S. Li, J. Niu, Y. C. Zhao, Kang Pyo So, C. Wang, C. A. Wang, J. Li, “High-rate aluminum yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity,” Nature Communication, 6 (2015) 7872. (MIT News Office. Interview by Shaun Ley on BBC Radio 4 - World at One August 12, 2015)
 F. Yao, B. Li, Kang Pyo So, J. Chang, T. H. Ly, A. Q. Vu, H. Mun, C. S. Cojocaru, H. Yue, S. Xie, Y. H. Lee, “A strategy of overcoming the limit of carbon-based materials for the anode of lithium-ion battery,” Carbon, 79 (2014) 563.
 H. Y. Jeong, Kang Pyo So, J. J. Bae, S. H. Chae, T. H. Ly, T. H. Kim, D. H. Keum, C. K. Kim, J. S. Hwang, Y. J. Choi, Y. H. Lee, “Tailoring oxidation of Al particles morphologically controlled by carbon nanotubes,” Energy, 55 (2013) 1143-1151. IF: 5.128
 Kang Pyo So, J. C. Jeong, J. G. Park, H. K. Park, Y. H. Choi, D. H. Noh, D. H. Keum, H. Y. Jeong, C. Biswas, C. H. Hong, Y. H. Lee, “SiC formation on carbon nanotube surface for improving wettability with aluminum,” Composites Science and Technology, 74 ( 2013) 6.
 D. L. Duong, G. H. Han, S. M. Lee, F. Gunes, E. S. Kim, S. T. Kim, H. Kim, Q. H. Ta, Kang Pyo So, S. J. Yoon, S. J. Chae, Y. W. Jo, M. H. Park, S. H. Chae, S. C. Lim, J. Y. Choi, Y. H. Lee, “Probing graphene grain boundaries with optical microscopy,” Nature, 490 (2012) 235.
 Kang Pyo So, E. S. Kim, C. Biswas, H. Y. Jeong, D. H. Keum, K. H. An, Y. H. Lee, “Low-temperature solid-state dissolution of carbon atoms into aluminum nanoparticles,” Scripta materialia, 66 (2012) 21. IF: 3.747
 H. T. Nguyen, F. Yao, M. R. Zamfir, C. Biswas, Kang Pyo So, Y. H. Lee, S. M. Kim, S. N. Cha, J. M. Kim, D. Pribat, “Highly Interconnected Si Nanowires for Improved Stability Li-Ion Battery Anodes,” Advanced Energy Materials, 1 (2011) 1154.
 Kang Pyo So, I. H. Lee, D. L. Duong, T. H. Kim, S. C. Lim, K. H. An, Y. H. Lee, “Improving the wettability of aluminum on carbon nanotubes,” Acta Materialia, 59 (2011) 3313-3320.
 Kang Pyo So, C. Biswas, S. C. Lim, K. H. An, Y. H. Lee, “Electroplating formation of Al-C covalent bonds on multiwalled carbon nanotubes,” Synthetic Metals, 161 (2011) 208-212.
 M. H. Jin, H-K. Jeong, T-H. Kim, Kang Pyo So, Y. Cui, W. J. Yu, E. J. Ra, Y. H. Lee, “Synthesis and systematic characterization of functionalized graphene sheets generated by thermal exfoliation at low temperature,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys,. 43 (2010) 275402-1~275402-7. (Highlighted as featured article in 2010 in JPAD and IOP Science-2010 Highlights)
 F. Yao, S. C. Lim, W. J. Yu, I. H. Lee, F. Gunes, H. R. Hwang, S. B. Yang, Kang Pyo So, G. H. Han, Y. H. Lee, “AC Response to Gas Exposure in Vertically Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Electrode,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (2010) 3659-3663.
 H. K. Jeong, M. H. Jin, Kang Pyo So, S. C. Lim, Y. H. Lee, “Tailoring the characteristics of graphite oxides by different oxidation times,” J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys., 42 (2009) 065418~1-065418~6. (selected for "Journal of Physics D's Highlights of 2009 collection")
 N. T. Xuyen, H. K. Jeong, G. Kim, Kang Pyo So, K. H. An, Y. H. Lee, “Hydrolysis-induced immobilization of Pt(acac)2 on polyimide-based carbon nanofiber mat and formation of Pt nanoparticles,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19 (2009) 1283-1288.
 J. H. Han, E. J. Lee, J. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, Y. H. Lee, G. N. Bae, S-B. Lee, J. H. Ji, M. H. Cho, I. J. Yu, “Monitoring Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Exposure in Carbon Nanotube Research Facility,” Inhalation Toxicology, 20 (2008) 741-749.
 H-Z. Geng, K. K. Kim, Kang Pyo So, Y. S. Lee, Y. Chang, Y. H. Lee, “Effect of acid treatment on carbon nanotube-based flexible transparent conducting films,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 7758-7759.
 Kang Pyo So, J. Li, “Metal-Nanostructure Composites,” US20180126456A1 (2018), WO2016145201A1.
 J. Li, S. Li, J. Niu, Kang Pyo So, C. Wang, C-A. Wang, “High-rate aluminum anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity,” U.S.A: 62/051365 (2014).
 J. G. Park, Y. W. Park, D. H. Noh, Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, D. H. Keum, “Method for manufacturing composite of aluminum-fine carbon material with high heat-insulation and high strength and composite of aluminum-fine carbon material manufactured thereby,” PCT/KR2013/002288 WO2014129695 A1 (2014).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, D. H. Keum, Y. W. Park, J. G. Park, J. C. Jeong, Y. H. Choi, “Method for producing planar carbon nanoparticles, and method for producing aluminum/carbon composite material using same,” China: CN103562130 A, (2014), Europe: EP2687485 A4 (2014).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, D. H. Keum, Y. W. Park, J. G. Park, J. C. Jeong, “Method of Producing Carbon Nanoparticles and Method of Producing Aluminum-Carbon Composite Material,” U.S.A: 13/647,833, Japan: 2014-503585, (2012), China: 2013091700684300 (2013), Europe: 12805555.5 (2013).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, E. S. Kim, Y. W. Park, “Method of Hardening an Interface of Carbon Material Using Nano silicon Carbide Coating,” U.S.A: 8,673,053 (2013), China: 201110245614.2 (2011), Japan: 2011-162867 (2011), Europe: 11174301.9 (2011), Korea: 10-1242529 (2013).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, E. S. Kim, “The method for fabrication of nanopowder using carbon nanotubes and the nanopowder,” PCT, PCT/KR2010/000729 (2010), U.S.A: 13/147,890 (2011), Japan: 2011-549068 (2011), China: 201080006732.1 (2011), Europe, 10738763.1 (2011), Korea: 10-1173847 (2012).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, “Encapsulation of carbon materials within aluminum,” Europe: 2072635 (2010), China: 200810135281.6 (2008), U.S.A: 12/179,543 (2008), Japan: 2008-191440 (2008), Korea: 10-0906746 (2009).
 Y. H. Lee, K. H. An, Kang Pyo So, “Method of the efficient Al-C covalent bond formation between aluminum and carbon materials,” China: 200810135280.1 (2008), USA: 12/179,541 (2008), Europe: EP08161045.3 (2008), Japan: 5296439 (2013).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, D. H. Keum, Y. W. Park, J. G. Park, J. C. Jeong, “Methods of Manufacturing Aluminium-Carbon Composites and Aluminium-Carbon Composites Manufactured by the Methods,” Korea: 10-1393424 (2014).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, D. H. Keum, Y. W. Park, J. G. Park, Y. H. Choi, “Methods of Manufacturing Carbon Nano-Plates and Carbon Nano-Plates Manufactured by The Methods,” Korea, 10-1347630 (2013).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, E. S. Kim, “Encapsulation of carbon material within aluminum Using STEP-method,” Korea, 10-1169355 (2012).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, E. S. Kim, “Metal/Carbon Nanotube Composite Using High-Temperature Ball Mill and Method of Manufacturing the Same,” Korea, 10-1275125 (2013).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, H. K. Park, E. S. Kim, “Method for increasing electro conductivity of aluminum using carbon nanotube and the material,” Korea, 10-1114628 (2012).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, “Aluminum and carbon materials composites by rapid thermal annealing and method for preparing the same,” Korea: 10-0940044 (2010).
 Y. H. Lee, K. H. An, Kang Pyo So, “Method of the efficient Al-C covalent bond formation between aluminum and carbon materials,” Korea: 10-0907334 (2009), 10-0962429 (2010).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, S. C. Lim, “Process for manufacturing of Aluminum and carbon composite using coagulation,” Korea: 10-0971372 (2010).
 Y. H. Lee, Kang Pyo So, S. C. Lim, “Electroplating of aluminum on carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes,” Korea: 10-0907804, (2009).