Wireless H2 Evolution in Water under Visible Light Irradiation

Our research focuses on the understanding and control of mechanism and kinetics of chemical processes occurring on surfaces or interfaces of heterogeneous catalysts. In this regard, we perform nano- and hetero-structuring of metal, metal oxide, and quantum dot materials to promote catalytic activity, selectivity, and stability. Our current theme is on sustainable chemistry using light-matter interactions on the nanoscale to degrade harmful species in air/water and convert them to more useful forms. We are particularly enthusiastic about reactions revolving around small molecules such as hydrogen, water, methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen, which are at the center of energy and environment issues. Please move to RESEARCH tab for further information.

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We are looking for graduate students with a background/experience in chemical/material/environmental/energy/mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, or relevant disciplines. Please contact sungjuyu@ajou.ac.kr if you have any queries.

Group News   [more]

09/15/2021  |  Research Institute of Basic Science, located at Ajou University, held a workshop for convergence research in the College of Sciences. Sungju participated as a speaker.

09/09/2021  |  Sungju took part in the Korean Society of Clean Technology (KSCT) fall meeting as an invited speaker and chair of the Environmental Remediation Division.

08/25/2021  |  The Department of Energy Systems Research held the 1st workshop for energy research with Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) in China where Sungju participated as a speaker.

08/23/2021  |  Sungju received the Ajou University Research Award.

08/23/2021  |  We welcome Thuy Ha and Jaemin to join our group as graduate and undergraduate researchers.

08/19/2021  |  Sungju has been selected as an awardee of the Miwon Award for Young Scientists. Thank you to the Miwon Commercial Co., Ltd. and the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC)!

08/11/2021  |  The NanofixLab is introduced in CHEMWORLD, a magazine issued by the Korean Chemical Society (KCS). [link]

05/14/2021  |  Sungju gave an award talk at Young Scientist Forum of The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) Spring Meeting, BEXCO, Busan. 

05/12/2021  |  Sungju gave an invited talk on solar energy harvesting at the Department of Physics, Ajou University. Many thanks to Prof. Hosung Seo for the invitation and organizing the webinar!

05/01/2021  |  A book titled "Plasmonic Catalysis" 1st edition by Pedro H. C. Camargo and Emiliano Cortés (Wiley) has been released where we and Prof. Jain (UIUC) contributed to a chapter on Plasmonic Catalysis, Photoredox Chemistry, and Photosynthesis. [link] This book includes comprehensive discussion of the foundational and advanced topics in plasmonic catalysis. Google Books link here

04/27/2021  |  Our collaboration study on β‐alkylation of alcohols over multi N‐heterocyclic carbene (NHC)‐modified iridium catalysts is published online in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. [link]

03/24/2021  |  Sungju gave an invited talk on renewable energy harvesting at e-conference of the Korean Society of Clean Technology (KSCT) spring meeting and international symposium. Many thanks to Prof. Ji Bong Joo for the invitation!

03/17/2021  |  The NanofixLab is featured in AJOUINSIGHT, a magazine issued by Ajou Univ. [link]

03/10/2021  |  Sungju presented on manipulation of light, matter, and energy at the Department of Chemistry, KAIST. Many thanks to Prof. Jeong Young Park for the invitation and organizing the seminar!

02/24/2021  |  Sungju gave a talk on light harvesting for the renewable generation of fuels at the online joint international symposium of Ajou University and Chiba University (Japan).

01/01/2021  |  We start new year with 2 graduate and 1 undergraduate researchers. Welcome Neda Poudineh (ChemE), Sanghyuk Lee (Chem), and Jiyong Park (Chem) to the group!

Recent Publications   [more]

대학원생 연구원 및 학부 연수생 모집 안내
 

아주대학교 에너지시스템학과와 화학과에 위치한 우리 연구실은 청정 수소 에너지 생산, 온실가스 활용 및 자원화, 미세먼지 저감 등과 관련된 기초과학 및 나노기술을 연구 개발합니다. 해당 연구(자세한 사항은 RESEARCH 탭 참고 또는 아래 연락처로 문의)에 관심 있는 대학원생 연구원 및 학부 연수생을 아래와 같이 모집합니다.


1. 주요 연구분야

   ▶ 금속, 금속산화물, 퀀텀닷 나노소재 합성 및 특성 분석

   ▶ 빛-물질 상호작용 원리 이해 및 응용

   ▶ 2차 미세먼지 생성물 제거, 실내공기 및 물 정화를 위한 소재/공정 개발 및 반응 화학

   ▶ 친환경 연료 생산과 에너지 전환 저장을 위한 소재/공정 개발 및 반응 화학

        (예 : 이산화탄소/질소/메탄 전환 및 활용, 물/암모니아 분해 수소 생산 기술 개발 등)

2. 모집 정보

   ▶ 대학원생 연구원 : 국내외 4년제 대학교 학사학위 기취득자 또는 동등의 학점취득인증자

   ▶ 전공 학과 : 화학, 응용화학, 화학공학, 재료공학, 에너지공학, 환경공학, 물리 및 관련 학과

   ▶ 모집 일정 : 매년 4월 말 (가을학기 입학 전형) + 10월 말 (봄학기 입학 전형)

   ▶ 자세한 전형절차 및 응시자격(예: 영어성적 제출 등)은 아주대학교 홈페이지 참고 [Link]

3. 장학금 및 지원

   ▶ 장학금(대학원 과정) : BK 장학금 + 연구과제 참여에 따른 학위 과정 별 차등 지급

   ▶ 국내외 학술대회 논문 발표 및 워크숍 참여 지원

   ▶ 연구 및 교육 프로그램 지원

4. 문의

   ▶ 이메일 : sungjuyu@ajou.ac.kr

   ▶ 랩전화 : 031-219-3991

   ▶ 랩위치 : 아주대학교 에너지센터 104호 (에너지시스템학과, 화학과)