Synthesis of nanoporous functional materials for electrochemical and optical device applications

Mesoporous noble metals and others have been attracted by researchers in material science and industry. Although many mesoporous metals including gold, copper, platinum, and others have been demonstrated by using self-assembly of micelles as pore-directing reagents, different metals and other materials should be investigated more. On the other hand, the mesoporous films are very promising for many applications since they can be directly used to many applications in optical, electronic devices. Hyunsoo Lim works on these material research and its applications to find new materials mesoporous structures and applications to devices.

​He received his bachelor's (2012) and master's (2014) degrees in quantum science at Chiba University, Japan. After graduation, he joined and worked on a semiconductor and display company called LG display in South Korea for 3 years. He started his Ph.D. in 2017 and has worked on the synthesis of mesoporous materials and their applications of devices.

Key publications

H. Lim, K. Kani, J. Henzie, T. Nagaura, A. S. Nugraha, M. Iqbal, Y. S. Ok, M. S. A. Hossain, Y. Bando, K. C. W. Wu, H. J. Kim, A. E. Rowan, J. Na, Y. Yamauchi, 'A Universal Approach for the Synthesis of Mesoporous Gold, Palladium and Platinum Films for Applications in Electrocatalysis', Nature Protocols 2020, Accepted.

H. Lim, J. Kim, K. Kani, M. K. Masud, H. Park, M. Kim, Y. Bando, Y. Yamauchi, ‘Designed patterning of mesoporous metal films based on electrochemical micelle assembly combined with lithographical techniques’, Small 2020, 16,1902934.

H. Lim, T. Nagaura, M. Kim, K. Kani, J. Kim, Y. Bando, S. M. Alshehri, J. You, J. Na, Y. Yamauchi, 'Electrochemical preparation system for unique mesoporous hemisphere gold nanoparticles using block copolymer micelles', RSC advances2020, 10, 8309.

T. Nagaura, T. Park, H. Lim, J. Lin, M. Iqbal, S. M. Alshehri, T. Ahamad, Y. V. Kaneti, J. W. Yi, Y. Kim, J. Na, Y. Yamauchi, 'Controlled Synthesis of Mesoporous Pt, Pt-Pd and Pt-Pd-Rh Nanoparticles in Aqueous Nonionic Surfactant Solution', Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan2020, 93, 455.

C. Wang, J. Kim, J. Tang, J. Na, Y. M. Kang, M. Kim,  H. Lim, Y. Bando, J. Li, Y. Yamauchi, ‘Large-Scale Synthesis of MOF-Derived Superporous Carbon Aerogels with Extraordinary Adsorption Capacity for Organic Solvents’, Angewandte Chemie2020, 132, 2082.