Research Interests

My major research area includes:

  • Microwave-assisted AD cycle
  • A novel hybrid cogeneration-based district cooling
  • Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) with hydrogen production as Energy Storage
  • Hybrid MED-AD Desalination
  • Direct-Contact Evaporation and Condensation (DCEC) with micro-bubble
  • Spray-assisted low-temperature desalination

Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Energy and Chemical Engineering, Jeju National University, Korea, 2014
  • M.Sc., Nuclear and Energy Engineering, Jeju National University, Korea, 2008
  • B.Sc., Nuclear and Energy Engineering, Jeju University, Korea, 2006

Professional Profile

​​2017​-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2014-2017: Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore


Scientific and Professional Memberships

​​​World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET)


Awards

  • 2015, Top 50 Basic Research Achievement Award by Korean National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • 2011, Top 50 Basic Research Achievement Award by Korean National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • 2011, The Gold Prize of Research Paper Competition by The Eco-friendly Architecture Research Group


KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering (BESE)​