Associate Professor

Yun Jeong Hwang

Catalytic Materials for Sustainable Energy
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Research Topic

Hwang's group explores sustainable chemical cycles by developing electrochemical reaction/catalyst materials/integrated devices based on the understanding of the solid-liquid interface (electrode-electrolyte interfaces). Our ultimate reasearch goal is contributing to address critical energy and environmental issues by realizing clean and sustainable chemical production. Three major research topics are (1) electrochemical synthesis for carbon utilization, (2) nanomaterial synthesis for an electrocatalyst application, and (3) in-situ/operando electrochemical characterization for understanding the reaction pathways and the catalyst surfaces which can give a feedback for scientific research advances.


  • 2006 - 2012
  • 2003 - 2005
  • 1999 - 2003


  • 2019-present : Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK)
  • 2020-present : Associate Editor, Materials Advances, Royal Scoeity of Chemistry (RSC, UK)
  • 2018-2020 : Principal Investigator, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2012-2018 : Researcher/Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2013-2020 : Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology (UST)


  1. “Time-resolved observation of C–C coupling intermediates on Cu electrodes for selective electrochemical CO2 reduction” Energy Environ. Sci., 2020,13, 4301-4311.
  2. “Catalyst-electrolyte interface chemistry for electrochemical CO2 reduction” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 6632-6665.
  3. “Electrochemical fragmentation of nanoparticle enhancing selective C-C coupling from CO2¬ reduction reaction” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4624-4633.
  4. “Achieving Selective and Efficient Electrocatalytic Activity for CO2 Reduction Using Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13844-13850.
  5. “High Density n-Si/n-TiO2 Core/Shell Nanowire Arrays with Enhanced Photoactivity” Nano Lett. 2009, 9, 410-415.

Search Papers

Ifan E L Stephens, Karen Chan, Alexander Bagger, Shannon W Boettcher, Julien Bonin, Etienne Boutin, Aya K Buckley, Raffaella Buonsanti, Etosha R Cave, Xiaoxia Chang, See Wee Chee, Alisson H M da Silva, Phil de Luna, Oliver Einsle, Balázs Endrődi, Maria Escudero-Escribano, Jorge V Ferreira de Araujo, Marta C Figueiredo, Christopher Hahn, Kentaro U Hansen, Sophia Haussener, Sara Hunegnaw, Ziyang Huo, Yun Jeong Hwang, Csaba Janáky, Buddhinie S Jayathilake, Feng Jiao, Zarko P Jovanov, Parisa Karimi, Marc T M Koper, Kendra P Kuhl7, Woong Hee Lee, Zhiqin Liang, Xuan Liu, Sichao Ma, Ming Ma, Hyung-Suk Oh, Marc Robert, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Jan Rossmeisl, Claudie Roy, Mary P Ryan, Edward H Sargen, Paula Sebastián-Pascual, Brian Seger, Ludmilla Steier, Peter Strasser, Ana Sofia Varela, Rafaël E Vos, Xue Wang, Bingjun Xu, Hossein Yadegari, Yuxiang Zhou1Hide
JPhys Energy, 2022, 4, 4, (2022-10-03) Link
Dang Le Tri Nguyen, Tung M. Nguyen, Si Young Lee, Jiwon Kim, Soo Young Kim, Quyet Van Le, Rajender S. Varma, Yun Jeong Hwang
Environmental Research, 2022, 211, (2022-08) Link
Minki Jun, Changmo Kwak, Si Young Lee, Jinwhan Joo, Ji Min Kim, Do Jin Im, Min Kyung Cho, Hionsuck Baik, Yun Jeong Hwang, Heejin Kim, Kwangyeol Lee
Small Methods, 2022, 6, 5, (2022-05-18) Link
Woong Choi, Yongjun Choi, Hyewon Yun, Wongsang Jung, Woong Hee Lee, Hyung-Suk Oh, Da Hye Won, Jonggeol Na, Yun Jeong Hwang
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2022, (2022-03-16) Link
Woong Choi, Seongho Park, Wonsang Jung, Da Hye Won, Jonggeol Na, Yun Jeong Hwang
ACS Energy Letters, 2022, 7, 3, (2022-03-11) Link
Dongjin Kim, Woong Choi, Hee Won Lee, Si Young Lee, Yongjun Choi, Dong Ki Lee, Woong Kim, Jonggeol Na, Ung Lee, Yun Jeong Hwang, Da Hye Won
ACS Energy Letters, 2021, 6, 10, (2021-10-08) Link
Wonsang Jung, Yun Jeong Hwang
Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2021, 5, 18, (2021-09-01) Link
Woong Hee Lee, Kyeongsu Kim, Chulwan Lim, Young-Jin Ko, Yun Jeong Hwang, Byoung Koun Min, Ung Lee, Hyung-Suk Oh
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 29, (2021-07-15) Link
Woong Hee Lee, Young-Jin Ko, Jung Hwan Kim, Chang Hyuck Choi, Keun Hwa Chae, Hansung Kim, Yun Jeong Hwang, Byoung Koun Min, Peter Strasser, Hyung-Suk Oh
Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 1, (2021-07-13) Link
Woong Hee Lee, Chulwan Lim, Si Young Lee, Keun Hwa Chae, Chang Hyuck Choi, Ung Lee, Byoung Koun Min, Yun Jeong Hwang, Hyung-Suk Oh
Nano Energy, 2021, 84, (2021-06-01) Link