Seokjin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current

Location:

3316-WS04

Research Interest

My field of research is interested in designing porous materials and performing catalysis efficiently. To design a porous material, a fully aromatized reactions (fully conjugated polymers) are used or functionalized the carbon materials. Thermodynamically stable form of porous materials can be used in energy materials in a variety of ways. For one example, it can be applied to hydrogen production through water electrolysis, ammonia decomposition, or other organic chemical reactions (dehydrogenation) for a carbon-free economy.

Selected Publications

  • Defect-induced hybrid Fe-graphene nanoplatelets via mechanochemical reaction as an oxidative dehydrogenation cataly...
    Seok-Jin Kim, Gao-Feng Han, Sun-Min Jung, Jong-Pil Jeon, Sun-Hee Shin, Seong-Wook Kim, In-...
    ACS Nano, 13, 5, 5893-5899 , (2019)
  • A Robust 3D Cage like Ultramicroporous Network Structure with High Gas-Uptake Capacity
    Javeed Mahmood,+ Seok‐Jin Kim,+ Hyuk‐Jun Noh, Sun‐Min Jung, Ishfaq Ahmad, Feng Li, Jeong‐M...
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(13), 3415-3420, (2018)
  • Defect-Free Encapsulation of Fe0 in 2D Fused Organic Networks as a Durable Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst,
    Seok-Jin Kim, Javeed Mahmood, Changmin Kim, Gao-Feng Han, Seong-Wook Kim, Sun-Min Jung, Gu...
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(5), 1737-1742, (2018)

Education

​Ph.D. School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, 2019.
B.Sc. School of Energy and Chemical Engineering & School of Material Science Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, 2014.

Professional Profile

​2021 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, Prof. Cafer T. Yavuz group, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2019 - 2021: Postdoctoral researcher, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Prof. Jong-Beom Baek group, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea
2016 - 2017: Visiting Researcher, Prof. James De Yoreo group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, US

Awards

​2019: Best Graduate Student Award, Department of Energy Engineering, UNIST
2019: Excellence Prize for the Future Automobile Polymer Material Idea Contest, Hyundai Motor & the Polymer Society of Korea.
2018 Talent Award of Korea, Ministry of Education, Korea.
2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Energy Engineering, UNIST
2014 - 2016: Global Ph.D. Fellowship (GPF) from the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Research Interests Keywords

Networks Polymer Functionalized carbon materials Catalyst Hydrogen energy