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. Primary research interests are summarized as follows.

Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources

  • Electrocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic splitting of water, wastewater, and seawater (oxygen/hydrogen evolution reactions)

  • Development of (photo)electrodes and devices

Artificial Photosynthesis for CO2 Conversion and Upcycling

  • Conversion of carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals (C1-C6)

  • Development of novel standalone photocatalysis systems

Electrocatalytic Advanced/Partial Oxidation Technologies

  • Electrocatalytic advanced redox reactions

  • Development of electrocatalysts for the selective production of reactive species (O3, H2O2, HOCl, etc)

Electrochemical Desalination (SUNDESAL)

  • Hybrids of water oxidation, desalination, and production of value-added chemicals

  • Supercapacitor and capacitive deionization

  • Development of multi-stack arrays

Photochemical Advanced/Partial Oxidation for Air Quality Control

  • Remediation of contaminated (indoor and outdoor) air

  • Development of novel photocatalyst filters