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 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 2020. His research focuses on design, synthesis and applications of functional polymers with emphasis on materials for energy conversion and storage. These include electrocatalytic materials, ion-exchange materials, etc. […more information]


Dr. Byoung Koun Min 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
Dr. Yun Jeong Hwang at SNU

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Chanwoo Lee / 이 찬 우

Graduate Student (1st year)

B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University (2017)
Research: Synthesis of ion-exchange polymers

Undergraduate Students

Kwanwoo Chun / 전 관 우

Undergraduate Student (4th year)

Department of Chemistry at Hanyang University
Research: Synthesis of ion-exchange polymers

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