Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2019
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2017
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2014
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2009
My current research topics are the synthesis and characterization of novel molecular sieves. I use most of known techniques (conventional solvothermal synthesis, post-synthesis, topotatic transition, etc.) to develop new protocols for new microporous materials syntheses based on inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, phase transformation and self-assembly. Methanol-to-Olefin (MTO) reaction engineering is another field of research on which I am currently working. I evaluate the catalytic performances of zeolites I have invented. Also, before moving to here Caltech, I had been involved in multiple research projects about chemical wet-processes for carbon nanomaterials and porous materials productions.