I am Hyunwoong Park (HP). My research group and I are working on the production of renewable and environmentally benign energies and fuels using solar light as a primary energy source. Currently, we are making solar light active nano-integrate catalysts and electrocatalysts for converting solar light into fuels such as hydrogen via water splitting (photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting) and hydrocarbons via CO2 reduction (artificial photosynthesis). In addition, we are developing novel electrodes for recovering resources from seawater as well as remediating the environmentally toxic and hazardous chemicals.

Current research interests are summarized as follows.

Solar Hydrogen

Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical splitting of water, wastewater, and seawater (oxygen/hydrogen evolution reactions)

Artificial Photosynthesis

Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals (C1-C6)

Sunlight-Assisted Environmental Technologies

Electrocatalytic advanced redox reactions (production of reactive oxygen/chlorine species)

Solar Desalination

Hybrids of (solar) water oxidation, desalination, and production of value-added chemicals