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최원용 교수 Wonyong Choi, Ph.D.


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

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  Ph. D. (1996. 6) Environmental Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA, USA)
  M. S.  (1990. 2) Physical Chemistry, Pohang University of Science and Technology (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 as of June 2008), POSTECH
  2006.3 - 2007.2
  2013.3 - 2014.2
Visiting Scholar, Environmental Science & Engineering, CALTECH    (LG Yonam Research Fellow, on sabbatical leave from POSTECH)
  1996.6 - 1998.2 Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Atmospheric Chemistry Research Element, Earth and Space Sciences Division
  2008.2 - 2017.3 Editor, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
  2008.5 - present Editorial Advisory board, Energy and Environmental Science (RSC)
  2009.1 - 2011.12 Editorial Advisory board, Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS)
  2012.6 - present Editorial board, International J. of Photoenergy (Hindawi)
Editorial board, J. Advanced Oxidation Technology (Sci. Technol. Network)
  2013.1 - present Editor, Rapid Communication in Photoscience (Korean Society of Photoscience)
  2015.2 - 2017.3 Editorial Advisory board, Environmental Science & Technology (ACS)
  2017.3 - present

Editorial Advisory board, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry (ACS)

  2017.4 - present

Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology (ACS)

     Awards and Honors
2015 KAST Science and Technology Award
2014 KIST Excellent Researcher Award
2014 Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2014 Appointed as DeTao Master (2014.10), DeTao Masters Academy, Shanghai, China
2014 Elected as Fellow of Korean Academy of Science and Technology
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 Invited Visiting Professor (Sept. 19-24, 2011); University Lille 1, France
2011 Awardee of “Rising Star” Faculty Special Support Program (POSTECH)
2011 Erudite Visiting Professor (Feb. 7-12, 2011); Erudite Scholar-in-Residence Programme; Kerala State Higher Education Council/Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam, Kerala, India)
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
2004 - 14 Listed in Who's Who in the World (Marquis)
2003 Elected as a Associate member of Korea Academy of Science and Technology
2001 Best Paper Award, Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
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

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