Principal Investigator


Dr. Byoung Koun Min

Director / Principal Research Scientist,                                                                                                          Clean Energy Research CenterNational Agenda Research Division,                                                      Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) 

Professor, Graduate School of Energy and EnvironmentKorea University 

Email: bkmin (at) kist.re.kr
Phone: +82-2-958-5853


EDUCATION

● Ph.D. / Chemistry
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
August 2004. (Advisor: Prof. D. Wayne Goodman)
Dissertation: Scanning Tunneling Microscopic Studies of SiO2 Thin Film Supported Metal Nano-Clusters

● M.S. / Chemistry
Korea University, Seoul, Korea
February 1999. (Advisor: Prof. Young-Sang Choi)
Thesis: Near IR Spectroscopic Studies on Hydrogen Bonding Between Thioamides in CCl4

● B.S. / Chemistry
Korea University, Seoul, Korea
February 1996.


EXPERIENCE

September 2019 – Present : Vice President
   Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

● December 2018 – Present : Director
   National Agenda Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea

● September 2014 – December 2018 : Head
   Clean Energy Research Center

● March 2011 – Present : Principal Research Scientist
   Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea
      - Solar-Fuel Production Techniques
      - Printable CIGS Thin Film Solar Cells
      - 3-D Nanostructured Solar Cells

● March 2013 – Present : Professor
  Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
      - Clean Energy Production through Carbon Cycles
      - Solar Fuels

● September 2006 – February 2011 : Senior Research Scientist
   Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea
      - Hydrogen Production Using a Photoelectrochemical Cell
      - Printable CIGS Thin Film Solar Cells
      - Photocatalysis

● June 2004 – August 2006 : Post-Doctoral Fellow
   Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
   Prof. C. M. Friend Laboratory
     - Oxidation of propene and acrolein on oxygen covered Au(111) : TPD, STM, HREELS, and LEED studies
     - Synthesis of nano-scale TiOx islands on Au(111) surface : XPS and STM studies
     - CO oxidation on oxygen covered Au(111) surface : XPS, TPRS, and STM studies
     - Atomic oxygen formation on Au(111) surface : TPD, STM, and LEED studies
     - Reaction of NO2 with hydroxyl and water on Mo(110)-(1x6)-O surface : IRAS and TPD  studies

● February 2004 – March 2006 : Visiting Scientist, National Science Foundation (NSF) Program between Japan and USA
   Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
   Prof. Y. Iwasawa Laboratory
     - Photo-oxidation of formic acid on TiO2 (001) by visible light irradiation: STM studies

● 1999 – 2004 : Research Assistant
   Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
   Prof. D. W. Goodman Laboratory
     - Growth mechanism of a Ti2O3 thin film : STM studies
     - Synthesis and characterization of sinter-resistant oxide support (TiOx-SiO2) : STM studies
     - Titration of point defects on SiO2 thin film with Au clusters : STM studies
     - Thermal stability of Pd clusters on SiO2 thin film and mechanism of noble metal silicide formation : STM and AES studies
     - Synthesis and characterization of SiO2 ultra-thin film on Mo(112) single crystal : STM, LEED, XPS, and AES studies
     - Studies on oxygen induced reconstruction of Mo(112) surface and MoO2 : STM, LEED, XPS, and AES studies
     - Studies on Ammonia Decomposition on Ir(100) single crystal : TPD and  XPS studies

● 1998 – 1999 : Research Assistant
   Center for Mineral Resources Research, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
     - Analysis of rare metals in soil water and sea water using ICP
     - Development of analysis technique for iron in soil water

● 1996 – 1998 : Research Assistant
   Department of Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
     - Studies on hydrogen bonding between thioamide in CCl4 using Near IR spectroscopy