2005 - present Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University
2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Ajou University
2000 - 2001 Senior Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
1999 - 2000 Post-Doc., University of California, Santa Barbara
2015 - present Dean, Department of Chemistry
2016 - present Chairman, Catalysis Division, The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
2016 - present Chief Secretary, Catalysis Division, The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering
Research interests of our group are various aspects of science and technology, ranging from fundamental research to possible industrial applications. Our researches are focused on design and synthesis of noble nanoporous materials, especially mesoporous materials, and nanostructured materials such as nanoparticles and nanowires. The nanoporous materials have attracted much attention in the fields of nano-chemistry, nanotechnology, and supramolecular chemistry due to their ordered nano-porosity (1~30nm). Generally, the nanoporous materials are synthesized by self-assembly and polymerization between organic pore generator and inorganic framework precursors. We have been developing new synthetic strategies for the materials in order to give new structures and functionalities. Applications of the nanoporous materials as the catalytic, electronic and energy materials are also our main interests.