Prof. Kwan-Young Lee
"Design Strategy for Developing New Catalysts using Nanotechnology and DFT Calculation"
Prof. Kwan-Young Lee is Executive Vice President for Research, also for Graduate School, and a professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Korea University. He was trained in Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University (B.S. and M.S), Korea, and carried out a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry with Prof. Makoto Misono (The University of Tokyo, Japan, 1986-1990), where he performed “Solid-state NMR and IR Spectroscopic Studies of the Pseudoliquid Phase of Heteropoly Acid Catalyst.” After a postdoctoral stay with Prof. W. Keith Hall at University of Pittsburgh, he became a Professor of Korea University in 1994. He was the president of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2020. He is a member of NAEK (National Academy of Engineering of Korea) as well as KAST (Korean Academy of Science and Technology). He received Doyak Medal of Order of Science and Technological Merit from Korean Government. He is a Korean Delegate for IACS (The International Association of Catalysis Societies) and APACS (Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies). His scientific interest lies in Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Production, Gas-to-Liquid, Coal-to-Liquid, Bioenergy, Environmental Catalysis, C1-chemistry, Lower Alkane Activation, Catalyst Design, Spectroscopic Characterization, Plasma Enhanced Reaction Engineering, Inorganic Materials Processing. He published about 310 major journal papers and registered 100 patents.