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