Advanced Hydroprocess

Now with declining petroleum sources, increasing demand by emerging countries, and political and environmental concerns on fossil fuels, it is imperative to develop advanced hydroprocessing catalysts.

Green Chemistry

One of our research concerns is to develop chemical processes that can replace conventional chemical process producing hazardous substances.


Advanced catalysts with enhanced reaction activity, selectivity and durability can be synthesized by the rational design of materials in nano and molecular scale. In our research, we will develop and use a new nanotechnology to design advanced adsorbents and catalysts with optimized structural, diffusion and catalytic properties.

Zeolite Chemistry

The importance of molecular sieves catalysts in industrial catalysis has increased significantly. One of our research interests is to design optimized structure of zeolite for various industrial applications.

Rational Material Design in Nano-Scale for Energy & Environment

The primary research goal of our group is to develop renewable energy sources and environmentally benign chemical processes that are essential for sustainable development of human society. Our researches also cover the development of advanced catalyst and storage materials that can contribute to the aforementioned issues, especially by using cutting edge knowledge on nanotechnology.

Latest Papers

LSH_TOC “Unveiling coke formation mechanism in MFI zeolites during methanol-to-hydrocarbons conversion”, Journal of Catalysis, 375, 183-192 (2019) - Link

JMG_TOC “Hydrothermal deoxygenation of triglycerides over carbon-supported bimetallic PtRe catalysts without an external hydrogen source”, Molecular Catalysis, 474, 110419 (2019) - Link Special issue of Molecular Catalysis in honor of the 60th Birthday of Professor Atsushi Fukuoka

KCH_TOC “SO2-Resistant Amine-Containing CO2 Adsorbent with a Surface Protection Layer”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 16586-16593 (2019) - Link

  LHI_TOC “Revisiting Side-Chain Alkylation of Toluene to Styrene: Critical Role of Microporous Structures in Catalysts”, Journal of Catalysis, 373, 25-36 (2019) - Link

1-s2_0-S0008622318308613-gr6 “Unique thermal contraction of zeolite-templated carbons enabling micropore size tailoring and its effects on methane storage”, Carbon, 141, 143-153 (2019) - Link

sc-2018-04552z_0010 “Effects of Fatty Acid Compositions on Heavy Oligomer Formation and Catalyst Deactivation during Deoxygenation of Triglycerides”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6, 17168-17177 (2018) - Link

TOC_LKH “Effects of Fatty Acid Structures on Ketonization Selectivity and Catalyst Deactivation”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6, 13035–13044 (2018) - Link

toc_HEH “Synergy between Zeolite Framework and Encapsulated Sulfur for Enhanced Ion-Exchange Selectivity to Radioactive Cesium”, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 5777-5785 (2018) - Link

TOC copy “Rational Design of the Polymeric Amines in Solid Adsorbents for Postcombustion Carbon Dioxide Capture”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 23825-23833 (2018) - Link

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Kyungho Lee received ‘The Best Oral Presentation Award’ in Korea Institute of Chemical Engineering Symposium, Fall 2018.


Songhyun Lee received 'Poster Prize' in the 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology (TOCAT8).


Woosung Choi received the Global Ph.D. Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).


Kyungho Lee received ‘The Best Oral Presentation Award’ in The 30th International Symposium on Chemical Engineering.


Mingyu Jin received ‘The Best Oral Presentation Award’ in Korea Institute of Chemical Engineering Symposium, Fall 2017.


Songhyun Lee received the Global Ph.D. Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).


Juhwan Im received ‘Oral Presentation Award’ in the 16th Korea-Japan Symposium on Catalysis (May 15-17, Sapporo, Japan).


Prof. Minkee Choi has been appointed as the Early Career Advisory Board (ECAB) of ACS Catalysis.


최우성 박사과정생 암천논문상 수상.


Prof. Minkee Choi received ‘LEE HSUN Young Scientist Lecture Series on Materials Science’ from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Prof. Minkee Choi received ‘KAIST Technology Innovation Award’ from KAIST.

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