Nanocatalyst Research Laboratory

Let's sing a "Song" for Nanocatalysts!

Why are nanocatalysts important in green energy processes?

We are thoroughly investigating chemistry on well-defined nanostructures and surfaces. We have generated numerous nanostructures with uniform morphologies and studied various catalytic functions stimulated by renewable energy sources. We now focus on nano-assemblies for multi-dimensional functions and small molecule activation by photo- and electrochemical processes using designed nanoparticles.

Starting from the model catalysts, we explore fundamental principles of nanocatalyst design exhibiting high conversion efficiency and selectivity of energy conversion reactions, such as hydrogen generation and carbon dioxide reduction, and pursue to establish green chemical processes beneficial for human life on Earth.

J. E. Lee, C. K. Lim, H. Song, S.-Y. Choi, D.-S. Lee, Micro and Nano Syst. Lett. 9, 10 (2021).

J. Y. Choi, W.-W. Park, B. Park, S. Sul, O.-H. Kwon, H. Song, ACS Catal. 11, 13303-13311 (2021).

H. Oh, M. Kim, Y. Park, S. Ryu, H. Song, J. Phys. Chem. C 125, 19936-19946 (2021).

W. Choi, J. W. Park, W. Park, Y. Jung, H. Song, Nanoscale 13, 14346-14353 (2021).

The most highly cited publications in JACS


Our paper was one of the most highly cited publications in JACS for the period 2018-2019. Congratulations!

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Manuscript ID: ja-2019-00911t.R3

Manuscript Title: Branched copper oxide nanoparticles induce highly selective ethylene production by electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction

Author(s): Kim, Jinmo; Choi, Woong; Park, Joon Woo; Kim, Cheonghee; Kim, Minjun; Song, Hyunjoon

KAIST-SRC Symposium in the 128th KCS General Meeting


KAIST-SRC symposium will be held in the 128th KCS general meeting. Prof. Song will join this symposium as one of the members.