School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seniors Park Byeong-hyeon and Park Hye-rim publish papers in international academic journals
Undergrads publish outstanding papers every year... Recognized internally and externally for research capacities from undergraduate years
To enroll in graduate school after graduation, “We will improve our expertise and research capacities’
They are YU School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seniors Park Byeong-hyeon (24) and Park Hye-rim (22). Park Byeong-hyeon’s research paper was confirmed to be carried in the November issue of the prominent international academic journal <jiec< span="" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, impact factor 5.278> and was pre-revealed online, and Park Hye-rim’s paper was published in the latest issue of <Nanomaterials, impact factor 4.324> </jiec(<>.
The studies of the two studies are on the production of hydrogen, which is one of the next-generation clean energy sources. As usage of fossil fuels is growing, issues with exhausting of fossil fuels and environmental pollution rose and research to find alternative energy is being carried out worldwide, and therefore, the research achievements of the two students are receiving greater attention.
The study by Park Byeong-hyeon is the achievements of his research on photocatalyst water decomposition hydrogen producing using solar power. Park Byeong-heon said, “This study showed that there is synergy by using catalysts made by combining cadmium sulfide (CdS) and cadmium oxide (CdO)” and added, “The possibility to obtain the eco-friendly energy source hydrogen using eco-friendly and cheap photocatalysts was verified.”
The paper by Park Hye-rim is a research on developing ‘oxygen evolution reaction (OER)’ active materials that are the core materials for producing hydrogen in large scales. Park Hye-rim said, “The electrolysis of water is included in ‘hydrogen evolution reaction (HER)’ and ‘oxygen evolution reaction (OER)’. Our goal is to create OER active materials that serve as the core materials to produce hydrogen in large scales.” She added, “The possibility to produce large amounts of hydrogen was confirmed by reducing the negative aspects of the OER process and developing materials low-cost, high-efficiency, and highly stable OER electrodes.”
Undergraduates of the YU School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been publishing outstanding papers every year. As if a tradition for the undergraduate program, papers have been carried by international academic journals continuously, thus showing its research capacities externally. The two students who published these papers said that assistance from their advisor Professor Kang Mi-sook and seniors at graduate schools were very helpful.
The two students shared their plans saying, “I think it was possible to have such great research accomplishments as undergraduates thanks to the help of our professor and seniors. We plan to go on to graduate school to gain more expertise on our majors.”