Brightening the future of energy by exploring green chemistry and technololgy
IBS Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions
Room 1107, Dept. of Chemistry, Natural Science B/D(E6-4), KAIST,
291, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Director RYOO Ryong
Professor Ryoo is the director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, established in August 2012. In 1977 Director Ryoo received his B.S. from Seoul National University. After gaining his Masters from Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST) in 1979 he travelled to America where, in 1986, he received his Ph.D. from Sanford University. Director Ryoo was made a full Professor at KAIST in 1996 before his directorship at IBS in mid-2012.
Finding fundamental solutions to global environmental and energy challenges that we and future generations face
The Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions has studied nanoscience and chemical reactions using basic science to find comprehensive solutions for dealing with the environmental and energy-related problems that face future generations.
Humanity requires chemical processes to produce high yields of desired chemical materials while reducing energy consumption, raw materials, and pollutants. If all this can be achieved, we will reach an optimal solution to current environmental problems, which would eventually enable us to secure new renewable energy sources and replace fossil fuels. Our center is searching for the solution by conducting studies on chemical reactions. Catalysts that promote a chemical reaction play a key role. Of these, heterogeneous catalysts have been proposed as a solution for developing green chemistry and renewable energy sources, because this type of catalyst is both easily separable and reusable. Worth noting are nanostructured materials (e.g., nanoparticles and nanoporous material), and typical heterogeneous catalysts with large surface areas. This field is expanding fast, thanks to growth in nanoscience and technology as a whole.
Our research center will study the fundamental formation principles underlying nanostructures through basic chemical research. We will build on this foundation to search for highly-efficient nanoreaction catalysts, and pursue solutions to energy-related and environmental problems by understanding and controlling green chemical reactions. We continually strive to deliver the world’s best academic achievements, and to offer profound and meaningful contributions to science and technology for the benefit of humankind.
|Korean/ International||51(Korean), 43(International)|
As of March. 2017