Associate Professor

Lim, Jongwoo

Energy & Analytical Materials Chemistry Lab.
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Research Topic

Many of renewable energy sources exist in varied forms such as waste heat, sunlight, and even wastewater. As a result of such variety of forms, a development of a wide range of energy converting technologies is essential. For example, Li-ion batteries can reversely transform electricity to chemical energy. Microbial fuel cell and thermoelectric module can convert organic matter and heat into electricity, respectively. The overall efficiency of these technologies is largely governed by reaction and transport of energy carriers such as electrons, ions, and phonons. Thus, detailed characterization holds the key to improvement of device performance. Employing analytical and physical chemistry strategies, our group explores electrochemical and solid-state material system applied in important renewable energy applications, namely, Li ion battery, microbial electrochemical device, and thermoelectrics


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • B.S. Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea, 2008


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2014-2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Chemistry, POSTECH, 2007-2008


  1. "Non-fluorinated non-solvating cosolvent enabling superior performance of lithium metal negative electrode battery" Junyeob Moon, Dong Ok Kim, Lieven Bekaert, Munsoo Song, Jinkyu Chung, Danwon Lee, Annick Hubin, Jongwoo Lim., Nature Communications, 2022, 13, 4538.
  2. "Suppressing High-Current-Induced Phase Separation in Ni-Rich Layered Oxides by Electrochemically Manipulating Dynamic Lithium Distribution" Hyejeong Hyun, Kyeongjae Jeong, Hyukhun Hong, Sungjae Seo, Bonho Koo, Danwon Lee, Subin Choi, Sugeun Jo, Keeyoung Jung, Hoon-Hwe Cho, Heung Nam Han ,Tae Joo Shin, Jongwoo Lim., Advanced Materials, 2021, 2105337.
  3. "Pt/Fe2O3 with Pt–Fe pair sites as a catalyst for oxygen reduction with ultralow Pt loading" Ruijie Gao, Jian Wang, Zhen-Feng Huang, Rongrong Zhang, Wei Wang, Lun Pan, Junfeng Zhang, Weikang Zhu, Xiangwen Zhang, Chengxiang Shi, Jongwoo Lim, Ji-Jun Zou.,Nature Energy, 2021, 6, 614-623.
  4. "Redirecting Dynamic Surface Restructuring of a Layered Transition Metal Oxide Catalyst for Superior Water Oxidation" Jian Wang, Se-Jun Kim, Jiapeng Liu, Yang Gao, Subin Choi, Jeongwoo Han, Hyeyoung Shin, Sugeun Jo, Juwon Kim, Francesco Ciucci, Hwiho Kim, Qingtian Li, Wanli Yang, Xia Long, Shihe Yang, Sung-Pyo Cho, Keun Hwa Chae, Min Gyu Kim, Hyungjun Kim, Jongwoo Lim., Nature Catalysis, 2021, 4, 212-222.
  5. "Origin and Hysteresis of Li Compositional Spatio-Dynamics within Battery Primary Particles" J. Lim*, Y. Li*, D. H. Alsem, H. So, S. Lee, P. Bai, D.A. Cogswell, X. Liu, N. Jin, Y. Yu, N. Salmon, D. Shapiro, M. Z. Bazant, T. Tyliszczak, W. C. Chueh., Science, 2016, 353, 566-571.
  6. “Non-precious-metal Catalysts for Alkaline Water Electrolysis: Operando Characterizations, Theoretical Calculations, and Recent Advances.” J. Wang and J. Lim et al., Chemical Society Reviews, 2020, 49, 9154 – 9196.

Search Papers

Yunseok Shin, Seong Chan Cho, Gilsoo Park, Jae Hun Seol, Dongwook Lim, Subin Choi, Changbum Jo, Sung Hyeon Baeck, Jongwoo Lim, Sang Uck Lee, Sungjin Park
Chemical Engineering Journal, 2024, 485, (2024-04-01) Link
Karl Adrian Gandionco, Juwon Kim, Lieven Bekaert, Annick Hubin, Jongwoo Lim
Carbon Energy, 2024, 6, 3, (2024-03-00) Link
Ho-Young Jang, Donggun Eum, Jiung Cho, Jun Lim, Yeji Lee, Jun-Hyuk Song, Hyeokjun Park, Byunghoon Kim, Do-Hoon Kim, Sung-Pyo Cho, Sugeun Jo, Jae Hoon Heo, Sunyoung Lee, Jongwoo Lim, Kisuk Kang
Nature Communications, 2024, 15, 1, (2024-02-12) Link
Hyejeong Hyun, Hyojung Yoon, Subin Choi, Juri Kim, So Young Kim, Tom Regier, Zachary Arthur, SeokKoo Kim, Jongwoo Lim
Energy & Environmental Science, 2023, 16, 9, (2023-08-07) Link
Munjeong Jang, Subin Choi, Yoondo Kim, Junyoung Cha, Ah-Reum Kim, Hyangsoo Jeong, Yongmin Kim, Sun Hee Choi, Suk Woo Nam, Jongwoo Lim, Chang Won Yoon, Hyuntae Sohn
Applied Surface Science, 2023, 627, (2023-08-01) Link
Jian Wang, Hyejeong Hyun, Sungjae Seo, Kyeongjae Jeong, Jeongwoo Han, Sugeun Jo, Hwiho Kim, Bonho Koo, Donggun Eum, Juwon Kim, Jinkyu Chung, Hoon-Hwe Cho, Heung Nam Han, Tae Joo Shin, Meng Ni, Kisuk Kang, Jongwoo Lim
ACS Energy Letters, 2023, 8, 7, (2023-07-14) Link
Juwon Kim, Danwon Lee, Chihyun Nam, Jinkyu Chung, Bonho Koo, Namdong Kim, Jongwoo Lim
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 2023, 266, (2023-07-01) Link
Bonho Koo, Jinkyu Chung, Juwon Kim, Dimitrios Fraggedakis, Sungjae Seo, Chihyun Nam, Danwon Lee, Jeongwoo Han, Sugeun Jo, Hongbo Zhao, Neel Nadkarni, Jian Wang, Namdong Kim, Markus Weigand, e Martin Z. Bazant, Jongwoo Lim
Energy & Environmental Science, 2023, 16, (2023-06-06) Link
Ikcheon Na, Hwiho Kim, Sebastian Kunze, Chihyun Nam, Sugeun Jo, Hanbi Choi, Sumin Oh, Eugene Choi, Yong Bae Song, Yoon Seok Jung, Yun Seog Lee, Jongwoo Lim
ACS Energy Letters, 2023, 8, 4, (2023-04-14) Link
Munsoo Song, Danwon Lee, Juwon Kim, Yumin Heo, Chihyun Nam, Donghyuk Ko, Jongwoo Lim
Journal of Power Sources, 2023, 560, (2023-03-15) Link