Synthesis of novel nanoporous functional materials for various applications

Minjun Kim focuses on the synthesis of novel porous carbon materials and their electrochemical properties influencing energy storage and conversion performances. He is currently investigating the effect of different pore sizes on the diffusion of electrolyte ions throughout the large surface area of porous carbon materials, therefore, the overall performance of electrochemical applications such as supercapacitor and oxygen reduction reaction. 

​Minjun finished his Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland. Upon completion of his bachelor degree, he worked in the Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defence Research Institute (CBRDRI) located in Seoul, South Korea as Research Assitance. He is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Yusuke Yamauchi to investigate the effect of pore sizes and the resulting electrochemical properties via the synthesis of novel porous carbon materials. His major theme of research lies in the synthesis of novel porous carbons and their potential use in energy storage and conversion applications.

Key Publications

Minjun Kim, et al. Tailored nanoarchitechturing of microporous ZIF-8 to hierarchically porous double-shell carbons and their intrinsic electrochemical properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, submitted

Minjun Kim, et al. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-derived nanoporous carbon materials. Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2019, 14, 1331-1343.

Minjun Kim, et al. Gram-scale synthesis of bimetallic ZIFs and their thermal conversion to nanoporous carbon materials. Nanomaterials, 2019, 9, 1796.

Minjun Kim, et al. Core-shell structured metal-organic framework-derived carbon with redox-active polydopamine nanothin film. Metairial Letters, 2019, 253, 178-182.