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.

H. Hwang, H. Song, Chem. Phys. Rev. 3, 031301 (2022), as an invited review, and selected as a Featured Article.

B. Choi, D. Shin, H.-S. Lee, H. Song, Nanoscale 14, 3387-3397 (2022). Selected as a back cover.

J. W. Park, W. Choi, J. Noh, W. Park, G. H. Gu, J. Park, Y. Jung, H. Song, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14, 6604-6614 (2022).

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

The review of nanoscale reaction monitoring has been chosen as a Featured Article.


Regarding: Nanoscale reaction monitoring using localized surface plasmon resonance scatterometry

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Awesome Teachers at KAIST #14


Prof. Song interviewed about the management of General Chemistry classes. The video clip was uploaded on the KAIST Youtube channel.

Prof. Song won the Soo-Young Lee Teaching Innovation Award.


On the 4th 2022 KAIST education innovation day, Prof. Song won the Excellence Prize of the Soo-Young Lee Teaching Innovation Award.