Prof. Joo

Sang Hoon Joo


Department of Chemistry
Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST)
Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-52-217-2522
E-mail: shjoo/at/; sanghjoo/at/


2004 Ph.D., Materials Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Advisor: Prof. Ryong Ryoo
2000 M.S., Chemistry, KAIST
Advisor: Prof. Ryong Ryoo
1998 B.S., Chemistry, KAIST

Professional Experiences

Professional Experiences
2020 – Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNIST
2019 – 2020 Professor, School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, UNIST
2014 – 2019 Associate Professor, School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, UNIST
2010 – 2014 Assistant Professor, School of Nano-Bioscience & Chemical Engineering, UNIST
2007 – 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Supervisor: Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai)
2004 – 2007 R&D Staff Member, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors
2020 Gold Prize, 26th Samsung HumanTech Paper Award (Advisor), Samsung Electronics
2019 Best Paper Award, Nano Convergence Award in 2019, Springer Nature
2019 Elected Member, Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology (Y-KAST)
2019 Grand Prize, S-Oil Dissertation of the Year Award (Advisor), KAST, KUPA, and S-Oil Science Prodigy and Culture Foundation
2018 Young Distinguished Professor, UNIST
2017 Young Catalysis Scholar Award, KIChE Division of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
2016 Excellent Researcher Award, KCS Division of Materials Chemistry
2013 UNIST Commendation, UNIST
2011 Knowledge Creation Award, MEST and KISTI
2010 TJ Park Junior Faculty Fellowship, POSCO TJ Park Science Foundation
2005 BK21 Best Graduate Student Award, MEST
2001 “Research of Future” Award, “Nanotechnology in Catalysis” Symposium at the 221th ACS Meeting
2001 Best Paper Award, Japanese Society of Electron Microscopy

Representative Publications

Total Citation: 23875; h-index: 63

Designing Highly Active Nanoporous Carbon H2O2 Production Electrocatalysts through Active Site Identification
Chem Published on Web (2021).

Reversible Ligand Exchange in Atomically Dispersed Catalysts for Modulating the Activity and Selectivity of Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 20528-20534 (2021).

Ordered Mesoporous Carbons with Graphitic Tubular Frameworks by Dual Templating for Efficient Electrocatalysis and Energy Storage
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 1441-1449 (2021).

Intermetallic PtCu Nanoframes as Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts
Nano Lett. 20, 7413-7421 (2020).

Atomically Dispersed Pt−N4 Sites as Efficient and Selective Electrocatalysts for the Chlorine Evolution Reaction
Nature Commun. 11, 412 (2020).

Unassisted Solar Lignin Valorisation Using a Compartmented Photo-Electro-Biochemical Cell
Nature Commun. 10, 5123 (2019).

Active Edge-Site-Rich Carbon Nanocatalysts with Enhanced Electron Transfer for Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Production
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 1100-1105 (2019).

Oxygen-Deficient Triple Perovskites as Highly Active and Durable Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Electrode Reactions
Science Advances 4, eaap9360 (2018).

A General Approach to Preferential Formation of Active Fe-Nx Sites in Fe-N/C Electrocatalysts for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 15046-15056 (2016).

Coordination Chemistry of [Co(acac)2] with N-Doped Graphene: Implications for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Reactivity of Organometallic Co-O4-N Species
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 12622-12626 (2015).

Intrinsic Relationship between Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity and Nanoscale Work Function of Doped Carbons
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 8875-8858 (2014).

Carbon Nanotubes/Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Core-Sheath Nanostructures as Highly Active, Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Fuel Cells
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4102-4106 (2014).