Research Interests

  • ​​Nanofluidics: Low-dimensional Capillary-based Ionics
    1. Confined water fluidics and ultrafast ionic hopping process through 2D nanochannel
    2. Low dimensional water structures inside 2D nanochannels
    3. Ionic thermophoresis and thermos-fluidic energy conversion

  • Membranes: Energy-efficient and Cost-effective Water Purification Mechanism
    1. ​​Molecular/ion sieving using 2D nanomaterial-based membranes


Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D. Nano Engineering, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea​, 2012
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea​,​ 2005


Professional Profile

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

2013 - 2017: Research fellow, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, National University of Singapore, Singapore​


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Science​​ and Engineering (BESE)