A research institute specializing in Materials Science

Surface Materials Division

Department of Extreme Environmental Coatings

Head of Department
Lee, Seong-hun

Department Introduction

Extreme environmental coatings department is focusing our efforts on developing thermal barrier coating, anti-oxidation coating and anti-ablation coating to protect the underlying substrate from extreme environments such as high temperature or ablation environment. Also, we develop advanced functional coatings on the ultra-thin film for Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E).

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Major Research Area

Development of extreme environmental coatings
- Development of VPS thermal barrier coatings technology for hot section parts of industrial gas turbine
- Development of EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings technology for aviation turbofan engine
- Development of ultra high temperature, anti-oxidation and anti-ablation coatings technology for hypersonic vehicle
Development of evaluation method of high temperature durability for extreme environmental coatings
Development of functional coatings technology on the ultra-thin film

Future Research Plan

  • Development of advanced thermal barrier coatings technology for hot section parts of H-class and H+-class industrial gas turbine
  • Development of the thermal barrier coatings technology for hot section parts of 5500 lbs aviation turbofan engine
  • Development of the multi layer anti-ablation and thermal protective coatings technology for hypersonic vehicle and space launch vehicle
  • Development of advanced functional coatings technology on the ultra-thin film(~12µm)