hyunchul oh | Physical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. hyunchul oh | Physical Chemistry |Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr at Ulsan National Institute of Science Technology, South Korea

Hyunchul Oh, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., is an accomplished researcher and academic leader specializing in the field of hydrogen storage and conversion. With a solid academic background from renowned institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Dr. Oh’s expertise lies in nanoporous materials for hydrogen isotope separation. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and holds key roles in international organizations such as the Hydrogen TCP of the International Energy Agency. Dr. Oh’s research contributions, numerous awards, and extensive grant funding reflect his outstanding achievements in advancing the science of hydrogen-based energy solutions.

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Education 🎓

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany (Dr. Michael Hirscher), 10/2010-05/2014. M.Sc. with honors, Erlangen-Nürnberg University (FAU Erlangen), Germany (Prof. Christoph J. Brabec), 09/2008-09/2010. B.Eng., Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea, 03/1999-02/2008

💼 Professional Experience

Assoc. Professor (tenured), Dept. Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 03/2022-Present. Korea Representative, Hydrogen TCP, International Energy Agency (IEA), 03/2024-Present. Expert, Task40 Energy Storage and Conversion Based on Hydrogen, Hydrogen TCP, IEA, 01/2024-Present. Steering Committee Member, Inorganic Chemistry Division, Korean Chemical Society (KCS), 01/2024-Present. Board Member of Trustees, The Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society, 01/2023-Present. Associate Editor, Heliyon (Cell Press), 12/2022-02/2024. Assist. Assoc. Professor, Dept. Energy, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), 03/2021-02/2022. Director, Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation at GNU Division (Chilam), 03/2021-11/2021. Assoc. Research Fellow, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), 09/2014-08/2015. Postdoctoral Fellow, H2 storage group, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, 05/2014-08/2014. Technical Group Leader, The Korean Scientists & Engineers Association in the FRG, Germany, 09/2011-08/2014. Conference Key Organizer, ‘EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology’ (EKC2012), Berlin, Germany, 09/2011-08/2012

Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards 🏆

05/2022: Best oral presentation award in 2022 KMRS’s spring meeting, Samcheok, Republic of Korea. 01/2022: Academic awards in GNU, Republic of Korea (cash prize of 0.2 million won). 12/2021: Honored with Commendation from Minister of Science and ICT. 11/2021: Selected as one of the ‘2021 National Research and Development Excellence Top 100’. 12/2017, 2020: Academic awards in GNTech, Republic of Korea (cash prize of 1 million won). 11/2020: Best oral presentation award in 2020 KMRS’s fall meeting, Jeju, Republic of Korea. 11/2019: 1st Place of poster award at Asia-Oceania Conference on Neutron Scattering, AOCNS 2019. 12/2016: Best poster award (with £100 cash) at H2FC Researcher Conference held at Belfast, UK. 06/2014: European Cooperation in Science and Technology Trainee Grant for Training Schools (COST-TS-ECOST-TRAINING_SCHOOL – MP1103- 170714-042321). 05/2014-08/2014: Max Planck Postdoctoral fellowship, Germany. 10/2013: Best oral presentation award in 2013 VeKNI’s 40th Anniversary Conference, Essen, Germany (cash prize of $1,000). 08/2012-08/2014: Scholarship from Ilun Science & Technology Foundation, Republic of Korea. 06/2013: European Cooperation in Science and Technology grant for Short Term Scientific Mission (COST-STSM-MP1103-13149). 11/2010-04/2014: Max Planck Doctoral fellowship, Germany. 11/2010-04/2014: Best oral presentation award in 2010 VeKNI’s fall meeting, Essen, Germany. 08/2010-07/2012: Korean Government Scholarship for Overseas Study, Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), Republic of Korea. 09/2008-08/2010: Korean Provincial Government Scholarship for Overseas Study, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea

M. Eng. Students Supervised

Jaewoo Park: Ph.D. student, Dept. Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (2019). Minji Jung: Ph.D. student, Dept. Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (2020)

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Nitrogen-rich covalent triazine frameworks as high-performance platforms for selective carbon capture and storage
    • Authors: S Hug, L Stegbauer, H Oh, M Hirscher, BV Lotsch
    • Journal: Chemistry of Materials
    • Year: 2015
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue: 23
    • Pages: 8001-8010
    • Citations: 247

 

  • Comparison of various sol–gel derived metal oxide layers for inverted organic solar cells
    • Authors: H Oh, J Krantz, I Litzov, T Stubhan, L Pinna, CJ Brabec
    • Journal: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
    • Year: 2011
    • Volume: 95
    • Issue: 8
    • Pages: 2194-2199
    • Citations: 205

 

  • A cryogenically flexible covalent organic framework for efficient hydrogen isotope separation by quantum sieving
    • Authors: H Oh, SB Kalidindi, Y Um, S Bureekaew, R Schmid, RA Fischer, …
    • Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
    • Year: 2013
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue: 50
    • Pages: 13219-13222
    • Citations: 200

 

  • Inverted organic solar cells using a solution processed aluminum-doped zinc oxide buffer layer
    • Authors: T Stubhan, H Oh, L Pinna, J Krantz, I Litzov, CJ Brabec
    • Journal: Organic Electronics
    • Year: 2011
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 9
    • Pages: 1539-1543
    • Citations: 187

 

  • A fluorene based covalent triazine framework with high CO 2 and H 2 capture and storage capacities
    • Authors: S Hug, MB Mesch, H Oh, N Popp, M Hirscher, J Senker, BV Lotsch
    • Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry A
    • Year: 2014
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 16
    • Pages: 5928-5936
    • Citations: 179

 

‌Arash Pakravesh | Thermodynamics | Best Researcher Award

Dr. ‌Arash Pakravesh | Thermodynamics | Best Researcher Award

Dr at Bu-Ali Sina university, Iran

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, specializing in graphene oxide-supported nanocomposites for pollutant degradation. Currently an Instructor at the University of Minnesota, previously an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA. Extensive teaching experience in mathematics and programming. Recognized with multiple awards, including the Devbhumi Education Excellence Award 2023. Leading research projects in nanozyme synthesis and environmental remediation. Strong skills in heterogeneous catalysis and catalyst characterization, with a proven ability to work in teams and communicate effectively.

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🎓 Education

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China September 2015 — July 2019
Research Work: Synthesis of graphene oxide-supported heterogeneous nanocomposites for degradation of chlorinated hydrocarbons.M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan September 2010 — December 2013 Research Work: Prediction of oil extraction and yield from pyrolysis of rice bran using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan August 2005 — September 2009

 

🧑‍🏫 Working & Teaching Experience

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Instructor Aug 2022 – Present Math 2243: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (Spring 2024, Spring 2023)University of California, Los Angeles, CA Assistant Adjunct Professor Jun 2022 – Aug 2022 Taught introductory programming course in C++ (PIC 10A) Teaching Assistant Aug 2017 – Jun 2021 Courses: PIC 10ABC (C++ programming), PIC 16 (Python with Applications), Math 164 (Fundamentals of optimization), Math 151B (Applied numerical methods) Mentor, Directed Reading Program (DRP) Jan 2021 – Mar 2022Mentored undergraduate students on projects: Unsupervised learning of image segmentation, Generative Adversarial Networks, Applications of mean field games in finance University of California, Los Angeles, CA Research Assistant Aug 2017 – Aug 2022Developed algorithms for Wasserstein distance, fast gradient flows solutions, and mean-field control models George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Research Assistant May 2017 – May 2018Developed deep learning methods for classification tasks Cheiron, Inc., Washington D.C. Actuary Feb 2015 – Sep 2016Actuarial pricing and projection models, actuarial valuation reports

🎖️ Achievements

Devbhumi Education Excellence Award 2023 Awarded By: Chief Minister Uttarakhand, Mr. Pushkar Singh Dhami Date: 27 November 2023 Young Alumni Award in Engineering 2024 Awarded By: Technical Education Minister Uttarakhand, Mr. Subodh Uniyal Date: 27 January 2024 Award for Excellence In Research 2024 Awarded By: EET CRS 7 Continents R&D Awards Date: 10 March 2024

🔬 Ongoing Projects

Foreign Expert Introduction Plan of Henan Province Project: Key technologies and applications of novel nanozyme synthesis in the biomedical industry Role: Foreign Expert Contributor Duration: 2023-2024 Henan Province Postdoctoral Startup Fund Project: Synthesis of Fe-bimetallic Nanocomposite for Degradation of Environmental Contaminants Role: Principal Investigator Duration: 2021-2022 Henan University Post-Doctoral Startup Research Fund Project: Fe-bimetallic Nanocomposite for Environmental Remediation Role: Principal Investigator Duration: 2020-2021

💼 General Skills

    • Ability to Work in a Team
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Heterogeneous Catalysis
    • Catalyst Characterization

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. PρT Parameterization of SAFT Equation of State: Developing a New Parameterization Method for Equations of State
    • Authors: A. Pakravesh, F. Zarei, H. Zarei
    • Journal: Fluid Phase Equilibria
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. Prediction of Joule–Thomson Coefficients and Inversion Curves of Natural Gas by Various Equations of State
    • Authors: A. Pakravesh, H. Zarei
    • Journal: Cryogenics
    • Year: 2021

 

  1. High-Pressure Densities of 2-(dimethylamino) Ethanol and 2-(diethylamino) Ethanol: Measurement and Modeling with New Modified Tait and PC-SAFT Equations of State
    • Authors: Z. Mokhtari, A. Pakravesh, H. Zarei
    • Journal: Fluid Phase Equilibria
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. On the Effect of the Hard-Sphere Term on the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory Equation of State
    • Authors: A. Pakravesh, H. Zarei
    • Journal: Physical Chemistry Research
    • Year: 2022

 

  1. Prediction of the Joule–Thomson Inversion Curves for Natural Gas Mixtures by SAFT and PC-SAFT Equations of State
    • Authors: A. Pakravesh, H. Zarei
    • Year: 2016

 

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TONIMA NANDY | Physical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. TONIMA NANDY | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India.

👩‍🔬 Dr. Tonima Nandy is a highly motivated and accomplished chemist with expertise in spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, photochemistry, computational chemistry, and molecular dynamics simulation. With a Ph.D. from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, and post-doctoral experience at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, she has conducted groundbreaking research on amyloid fibril inhibition and photophysical properties of amino acids and DNA. With a strong publication record, teaching experience, and technical proficiency in various analytical techniques and computational tools, she is dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in chemistry.🌟

 

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Career Objective:

Passionate about tackling challenging problems in chemistry, I aim to leverage my proactive nature and innovative thinking to successfully accomplish projects. With a great enthusiasm for utilizing advanced teaching methods like e-learning, I strive to increase student interest in the subject.

Academic Qualification :

Ph.D. in Chemistry Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Year of Passing: 2022M.Sc. in Chemistry Institution: Rajabazar Science College, University of Calcutta Year of Passing: 2015Marks: 72.90%B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry Institution: Hooghly Women’s College, University of Burdwan Year of Passing: 2013Marks: 68.12%12th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.C.H.S.E. Year of Passing: 2010Percentage: 77.40%10th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.B.S.E. Year of Passing: 2008Percentage: 88.88%

Area of Interests: 

  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Research Profile:

Post-Doctoral Experience:

Institution: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, KolkataProject Title: Single Amino Acid Tryptophan Induced Amyloid Fibril: Search for Specific Inhibitors in Different Complex EnvironmentsMentor: Prof. Ranjit BiswasResearch Highlights: Investigating amyloid fibril formation by tryptophan and searching for inhibitors to treat related disorders.PhD Thesis:

Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Title: Understanding Solvation and Photo physical Properties of Canonical and Noncanonical Amino Acids and DNA in Complex Medium upervisor: Prof. Prashant Chandra Singh Research Highlights: Studying fluorine’s role in modifying photo physical properties of amino acids and interactions between DNA and lipids.

 Awards for Extra-Curricular Activity:

Stood 1st in the Recitation competition for the 45th celebration of Insurance Week organized by Sales Training Centre, Life Insurance Corporation of India (Howrah Division).Held 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.Secured 2nd position in Recitation competition organized by State Bank of India Local Implementation Committee Cultural Wing Chinsurah.Secured 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Hooghly, West Bengal, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.Held 2nd rank in Beng. Rhymes competition of the science-based cultural competition organized by Chandannagore Science Club, Hooghly, West Bengal.

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

(i) Title: Inhibition of Amyloid Fibrillation of Single Amino Acid Tryptophan by Tannic Acid: An Insight into Targeted Therapy of Hypertryptophanemia Disorder

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 453
  • Pages: 115660

 

(ii) Title: Substitution Enables Significant New Decay Channels for a Non-canonical Amino Acid

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 24
  • Pages: 17695

 

(iii) Title: Photophysical Properties of Noncanonical Amino Acid 7-Fluorotryptophan Sharply Different from Those of Canonical Derivative Tryptophan: Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Calculations

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 125
  • Issue: 23
  • Pages: 6214–6221

 

(iv) Title: Fluorine Induced Conformational Switching and Modulation in Photophysical Properties of 7-Fluorotryptophan: Spectroscopic, Quantum Chemical Calculation and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 3-4
  • Pages: 100011

 

(v) Title: Molecular aspects of the role of groove and stacked regions of DNA in binding with lipids: Spectroscopic and docking studies

  • Journal: J. Mol. Liq.
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 303
  • Pages: 112672

 

(vi) Title: Solvent Organization around the Noncanonical Part of Tyrosine Modulates its Fluorescence Properties

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 21
  • Pages: 6042-6050

 

(vii) Title: Understanding the Role of Hydrophobic Terminal in the Hydrogen Bond Network of the Aqueous Mixture of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol: IR, Molecular Dynamics, Quantum Chemical as Well as Atoms in Molecules Studies

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 122
  • Issue: 25
  • Pages: 6616–6626

 

(viii) Title: Hydrophobic fluorine mediated switching of the hydrogen bonding site as well as orientation of water molecules in the aqueous mixture of monofluoroethanol: IR, molecular dynamics and quantum chemical studies

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 19
  • Pages: 24667-24677