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이윤호Associate Professor

Current Research Interests
Our research goal is to investigate fundamental inorganic and bioinorganic chemical principles by learning from nature and then adapt these concepts to future catalyst designs for energy-related industrial applications. We focus on understanding various biological catalytic reactions, particularly those based on the activation of energy-related small molecules (such as H2, CO2, and CO) and then seek to accomplish similar catalytic activation using a biomimetic methodology. We will incorporate a systematic approach based on the known active-site structures and design ligand architectures that accommodate the necessary steric and electronic environments to a metal site to achieve efficient and controllable synthetic catalysts.

Education
B.S. Chemistry, Chonbuk National University, South Korea 2000
M.A. Inorganic Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, USA 2003
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, USA 2007

Research Experiences
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, SNU, 2020–Present
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, 2015-2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, 2010-2015
Postdoctoral Associate, California Institute of Technology, USA, 2010
Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2007-2010

Representative Publications
6. Choi, J. and Lee, Y.* “A Low Spin Three Coordinate Cobalt(I) Complex and its Reactivity toward H2” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 6938-6942.
5. Kim, Y.-E. and Lee, Y.* “A P-P Bond as a Redox Reservoir and an Active Reaction Site” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14159-14163.
4. Yoo, C., Kim, Y.-E. and Lee, Y.* “Selective Transformation of CO2 to CO at a Single Nickel Center” Acc. Chem. Res., 2018, 51, 1144-1152.
3. Sahoo, D., Yoo, C. and Lee, Y.* “Direct CO2 addition to a Ni(0)-CO species allowing the selective generation of a nickel(II) carboxylate with expulsion of CO” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2179-2185.
2. Yoo, C. and Lee, Y.* “A T-Shaped Ni(I) Metalloradical Species” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9502-9506.
1. Kim, Y.-E., Kim, O., Oh, S., Kim, S., Kim, J., Han, S. W. and Lee, Y.* “Phosphinite-Ni(0) Mediated Formation of a Phosphide-Ni(II)-OCOOMe Species via Uncommon Metal-Ligand Cooperation.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137,4280-4283.

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