Kim, Donghun 사진
Kim, Donghun
Functional Porous Materials Lab ()


Laboratory Introduction

Porous materials have been widely used in chemical processes, including catalysis, storage, and separation processes, and the improvement of their physicochemical properties is one of the most important fields of research in chemical engineering. We aim to understand the molecular interactions between the precursors during the materials synthesis/fabrication and between the host/guest chemical species during the operation of chemical processes. Eventually, these fundamental understanding guides us to develop novel functional porous materials with desired properties and/or novel fabrication/synthesis processes for those materials, which enhance process or device performances. Our efforts to address challenges in various fields include a direct synthesis of zeolite nanosheets (high aspect ratio crystals), the fabrication of highly-selective molecular sieve membranes, and development of cost-effect electrochemical catalysts. Current available projects are 1) 2D zeolite materials for a novel separation processes of linear/branched hydrocarbons and 2) the control of zeolite crystal growth for catalyst re-manufacturing. We look for a well-motivated post-doctoral researcher who will lead those projects. Send an e-mail to for more information.

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