After earning a PhD based on the study of mechanical properties of artificial superlattices composed of metals and nitrides, We-Hyo started his career at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) studying the elastic properties of graphene by high-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy and also learned the basics of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). He then moved to the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE, Singapore) and later to Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES-CNRS, France), where he engaged in full-scale STM research aimed at developing single-molecule devices such as single-molecule machines and single-molecule logic gates.
- Phd in Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
- BS in Physics, Korea University, Japan
- CEMES-CNRS, France, Guest Scientist
- IMRE, Singapore, Scientist
- Free University Berlin, Germany, Research Worker
- Free University Berlin, Germany, Guest Scientist
- IIS, University of Tokyo, Japan, Visiting Scholar
- IIS, University of Tokyo, Japan, Research Associate
- We-Hyo Soe*, Roberto Robles*, Paula de Mendoza, Antonio M. Echavarren, Nicolas Lorente, and Christian Joachim et al. “Doublet-Singlet-Doublet Transition in a Single Organic Molecule Magnet On-Surface Constructed with up to 3 Aluminum Atoms”, Nano Lett. 21, 8317 (2021).
- We-Hyo Soe*, Saurabh Srivastava, and Christian Joachim et al. “Train of Single Molecule-Gears”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 6462 (2019).
- We-Hyo Soe*, Yasuhiro Shirai Orcid, Corentin Durand, Yusuke Yonamine, Kosuke Minami Orcid, Xavier Bouju, Marek Kolmer, Katsuhiko Ariga Orcid, Christian Joachim, and Waka Nakanishi Orcid et al. “Conformation Manipulation and Motion of a Double Paddle Molecule on an Au(111) Surface”, ACS Nano, 11, 10357 (2017).
- We-Hyo Soe*, Carlos Manzano, Nicolas Renaud, Paula de Mendoza, Abir De Sarkar, Francisco Ample, Mohamed Hliwa, Antonio M. Echavarren, Natarajan Chandrasekhar, and Christian Joachim et al. “Manipulating Molecular Quantum States with Classical Metal Atom Inputs: Demonstration of a Single Molecule NOR logic Gate”, ACS Nano, 5, 1436 (2011).
- W.-H. Soe, C. Manzano, A. De Sarkar, N. Chandrasekhar, and C. Joachim et al. “Direct Observation of Molecular Orbitals of Pentacene Physisorbed on Au(111) by Scanning Tunneling Microscope”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 176102 (2009).