Principal Investigator

Jai Hyun Koh, Ph.D. | 고 재 현

Senior Research Scientist, Clean Energy Research Center
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
선임연구원, 한국과학기술연구원 청정에너지연구센터

Phone: (+82) 2-958-5849
Email: jhkoh (at)
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Biography: Jai Hyun Koh graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) with a B.S. and a M.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering. He conducted research under Dr. Kookheon Char at SNU on developing soft lithographic techniques for interfacial engineering. After graduation, he worked at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) for three years where he developed electrocatalysts and systems for electrochemical CO2 reduction. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. C. Grant Willson and Dr. Nathaniel A. Lynd in December 2019. The title of his dissertation is “Functional Organic Materials for Directed Self-assembly of Silicon-containing Block Copolymers”. He then moved back to KIST in Clean Energy Research Center in 2020. His research focuses on synthesis of functional polymers with emphasis on materials for energy.


Dr. Byoung Koun Min at KIST
Dr. Yun Jeong Hwang at KIST
Dr. Hyung Suk Oh at KIST
Dr. Ung Lee at KIST
Dr. Dong Ki Lee at KIST
Dr. Da Hye Won at KIST

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

We are hiring graduate students and postdocs:
We are working at the boundaries between chemical engineering, chemistry, and materials science. Our research focuses on polymer chemistry and applications for energy industry. These include development of polymeric materials for ion-exchange membranes used in electrochemical applications such as fuel cells and CO2 reduction, nanolithography for microelectronics, etc. A number of competitive graduate school programs and funding are available at KIST. For more information, please contact Jai Hyun Koh with your resume/CV. Don’t be shy!

학생연구원 및 박사후연구원 수시 채용:
저희 연구실은 화학공학, 화학, 그리고 재료공학을 아우르는 원천기술을 연구함으로써 국가의 주력산업 발전 및 신규 산업기술 보급을 목표로 하고 있습니다. 저희는 고분자 화학을 바탕으로 청정에너지 산업에 응용할 수 있는 핵심 기술을 개발합니다. 현재 중점을 두고 있는 연구분야로는 연료전지와 이산화탄소 환원을 위한 이온교환막 개발, 반도체 소자의 혁신을 위한 패터닝 기술 등이 있습니다. 저희와 함께 연구하고자 하는 학생은 간단한 이력서와 함께 고재현 박사에게 연락 바랍니다.

지원가능한 석박사과정:
국내 최고의 정부연구소에서 연구하면서 유수 대학에서 학위를 받을 수 있습니다.
• 학연협동연구 석박사과정 (고려대, 연세대, 한양대, 경희대 등)
• 고려대-KIST 에너지환경 대학원
• UST 과학기술연합대학원대학교