Eco-friendly Photoenergy Application Laboratory
Eco-friendly Photoenergy Application Laboratory @ POSTECH

최원용 교수 Wonyong Choi, Ph.D.


Division of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Pohang, 37673, KOREA

Tel : +82-54-279-2283
Fax : +82-54-279-8299
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W. Choi's CV

Ph. D. (1996. 6) Environmental Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) (Pasadena, CA, USA)
M. S. (1990. 2) Physical Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (Pohang, Korea)
B. S. (1988. 2) Chemical Technology, Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea)
Professional Career
1998.2 - present Professor, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering (also at Dept. of Chemical Engineering since June 2008), POSTECH
1996.6 - 1998.2 Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Atmospheric Chemistry Research Element, Earth and Space Sciences Division
2020.1 - present Editor-in-Chief, ACS ES&T Engineering
2017.4 - 2019.12 Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
2008.2 - 2017.3 Editor, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
2020.7 - present Editorial Advisory Panel, Nature Sustainability
2008.5 - present Editorial Advisory board, Energy and Environmental Science
2017.3 - present

Editorial Advisory board, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

2015.2 - 2017.3 Editorial Advisory board, Environmental Science & Technology
2009.1 - 2011.12 Editorial Advisory board, Journal of Physical Chemistry
Awards and Honors
2020 Proud Postechian Award (Research)
2020 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
2020 Doosan Yonkang Environment Award
2019 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
2019 Academic Award, Korean Society of Environmental Engineers
2018 Korea Engineering Award
2017 Environment & Energy Award, Korean Chemical Society (KCS)
2015 KAST Science and Technology Award
2014 KIST Excellent Researcher Award
2014 Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2014 Elected as Fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
2013 Excellence in Review Award, Environ. Sci. Technol. (ACS)
2012 Pohang MBC-Samil Munhwa Special Award
2012 Namgo (Jong-Ryul Lee) Chair Professor, POSTECH
2011 Awardee of “Rising Star” Faculty Special Support Program (POSTECH)
2008 Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Japanese Photochemistry Association)
2006 Young Scientist Award, Korea Academy of Science and Technology
2006 LG Yonam Research Fellow
2003 Elected as a Associate member of Korea Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
1988 President of Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Engineering Students (SNU Engineering College)
Research Interests
- Semiconductor photocatalysis for environmental and energy applications
- Solar fuel production, artificial photosynthesis
- Development of visible light active photocatalysts
- Photochemical purification of water and air
- Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
- Environmental (photo)chemistry
- Ice (photo)chemistry
- Redox processes of environmental significance