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MOON Ho-joon and KOH Myeong-seok, 4th grade of Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Insertion of a theses in international academic journals

Performance of research on production of next-generation energy source hydrogen using a photocatalyst

Recognition of global research power with presentation of excellent theses by students every year

[October 21, 2022]

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<MOON Ho-joon and KOH Myeong-seok, 4th grade of Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who reported theses to international journals>


Students of YU Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry inserted their theses as lead authors in famous international academic journals.Such faculty students inserted their theses in international academic journals every year and their research power is internationally recognized.


This year, two faculty students from Professor KANG Mi-sook’s Library of YU Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry inserted their theses. The heroes areMOON Ho-joon and KOH Myeong-seok, 4th grade of Faculty.Student MOON Ho-joon’s thesis was determined to be inserted in Applied Surface Science (Impactor Factor: 7.392), a famous international journal in material science, in December and was opened on line in advance and Student KOH Myeong-seok’s thesis was inserted in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Impactor Factor: 7.139).


The researches of the two students are related with production of hydrogen, one of next-generation pure energy sources


Student MOON Ho-joon’s thesis is the research on high-performance catalytic synthesis of hydrogen through hydrolysis using solar light. MOON Ho-joon said, “I enhance performances by combining several different catalysis in many researches. However, this time, I enhanced hydrogen production performance with use of a catalyst. Now, most of hydrogen is produced methane and hot steam. For production of 1kg of hydrogen, as large as 10kg of carbon dioxide, a kind of greenhouse gases, is generated. However, the catalyst synthesized in this research is eco-friendly and has large economic effect because it produces hydrogen and oxygen without byproducts.”


Student KOH Myeong-seok’s thesis is related with hydrolysis with synthesis of a catalyst. KOH Myeong-seok said, “It was found through the research that hydrolysis performance is significantly enhanced when radiating light on combined photocatalyst of Cadmium sulfide (CdS) and iron sulfide (FeS₂) rather than a catalyst. Also, this photocatalyst showed high stability and traceability in recycling tests.”


Such faculty students showed research performances early in faculty and intend to expand their researches.MOON Ho-joon said, “I’d like to conduct researches on fuel cells and lithium ion cells that collect interest as eco-friendly materials. Follow-up researches are planned for electrochemical catalysis.I want to conduct researches on hydrogen evolution reactions to generate more hydrogen by developing anode catalysts.If possible, I want to conduct researches on fuel cells and secondary cells, too.”


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