I have been studying for my PhD degree in Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University since 2011. I studied chemistry for undergraduate and environmental engineering for MS both at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea.
My research interest is metallic membranes for energy and environmental applications, including composite membrane fabrication, material analyses, membrane gas permeation measurements, and atomic-scale modeling of metallic membrane systems.
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Metallic membranes for energy and environmental application
CO2 capture and storage (CCS)
Hydrogen (H2) production and utilization
Metal-hydrogen and metal-nitrogen interaction
Thin-metal composite fabrication
Material characterization (SEM, XRD, XPS)
In-situ X-ray Diffraction using synchrotron radiation lightsource
Plane-wave density functional theory (DFT)
Electronic structure theory
- Nitrogen Adsorption, Dissociation, and Subsurface Diffusion on the Vanadium (110) Surface: A DFT Study for the Nitrogen-Selective Catalytic Membrane Application JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 2014; 118 (8): 4238-4249
- Effect of marine environmental factors on the phase equilibrium of CO2 hydrate INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 2014; 20: 285-292
Advancing adsorption and membrane separation processes for the gigaton carbon capture challenge.
Annual review of chemical and biomolecular engineering
2014; 5: 479-505
Reducing CO2 in the atmosphere and preventing its release from point-source emitters, such as coal and natural gas-fired power plants, is a global challenge measured in gigatons. Capturing CO2 at this scale will require a portfolio of gas-separation technologies to be applied over a range of applications in which the gas mixtures and operating conditions will vary. Chemical scrubbing using absorption is the current state-of-the-art technology. Considerably less attention has been given to other gas-separation technologies, including adsorption and membranes. It will take a range of creative solutions to reduce CO2 at scale, thereby slowing global warming and minimizing its potential negative environmental impacts. This review focuses on the current challenges of adsorption and membrane-separation processes. Technological advancement of these processes will lead to reduced cost, which will enable subsequent adoption for practical scaled-up application.
View details for DOI 10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-060713-040100
View details for PubMedID 24702296
- Stochastic nature of carbon dioxide hydrate induction times in Na-montmorillonite and marine sediment suspensions INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 2013; 14: 15-24
- Theoretical and experimental investigations of N-2-selective membranes GHGT-11 2013; 37: 1093-1103
- Mercury adsorption and oxidation in coal combustion and gasification processes INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY 2012; 90: 4-20