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Sunho Choi

Assistant Professor,  Chemical Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 475 Snell Engineering Center
  • 617.373.4852

Lab

  • 226 Mugar
  • 617.373.3864

Research Focus

Demonstrating innovative processing strategies for nanostructured materials and functional hybrids engineered for challenging applications in clean and renewable energy

About

Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2011.

The primary focus of our research is in demonstrating innovative processing strategies for nanostructured materials and functional hybrids engineered for challenging applications in clean and renewable energy.

Based on the comprehensive understanding of synthetic chemistry and structure-property relationship with careful characterization of nanostructures and their functionality, we study the fundamentals and application of nanostructure interfacial engineering that entails molecular design and rational synthesis of nanostructured materials and hybrids for membranes, catalysts, and adsorbents with tailored properties.

Nanostructured materials and functional hybrids developed in this research can be incorporated in engineering devices for the application of carbon capture and sequestration, chemical sensors, fuel cells, and production/purification/storage of renewable energy such as hydrogen.

Education

  • B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) Hanyang University, Korea, 2000
  • Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) University of Minnesota, MN, 2008

Research Overview

Demonstrating innovative processing strategies for nanostructured materials and functional hybrids engineered for challenging applications in clean and renewable energy

Selected Research Projects

  • Amino-Pillared Nanosheet (APN) Adsorbents for High Performance CO2 capture
    • Principal Investigator, Northeastern University

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • C.F. Cogswell, T.P. Nigl, A. Stavola, A. Wolek, Y.C. Wang, J. Zummo, Y. Lin, L. Dukaye, R. Chinn, S. Choi, Generation and Use of a Pure Titanium Pillared MCM-36 Structure as a High Efficiency Carbon Dioxide Capture Platform and Amine Loaded Solid Adsorbent, Microporous And Mesoporous Materials, 280, 2019, 151-156
  • C.F. Cogswell, Z. Xie, A. Wolek, Y. Wang, A. Stavola, M. Finkenaur, E. Gilmore, M. Lanzillotti, S. Choi, Pore Structure–CO2 Adsorption Property Relations of Supported Amine Materials with Multi-Pore Networks, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 2017, 8526–8536
  • D. Andirova, C.F. Cogswell, Y. Lei, S. Choi, Effect of the Structural Constituents of Metal Organic Frameworks on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 219, 2016, 276-305
  • S.A. Didas, S. Choi, W. Chaikittisilp, C.W. Jones, Amine−Oxide Hybrid Materials for CO2 Capture from Ambient Air, Accounts of Chemical Research, 48, 2015, 2680-2687
    D. Andirova, Y. Lei, X. Zhao, S. Choi, Functionalization of Metal-organic Frameworks for Enhanced Stability under Humid Carbon Dioxide Capture Conditions, ChemSusChem, 8, 2015, 3405
  • C.F. Cogswell, H. Jiang, J. Ramberger, D. Accetta, R.J. Willey, S. Choi, Effect of Pore Structure on CO2 Adsorption Characteristics of Aminopolymer Impregnated MCM-36, Langmuir, 31, 2015, 4534-4541

Faculty

Jul 31, 2017

Choi Wins Funding from King Abdullah University in Saudi Arabia

Assistant Professor Sunho Choi to be part of multi-university collaboration with King Abdullah University for the "development of new thin film technologies for membrane applications based on 2-dimensional (2D) zeolites and 3D MOFs”.

Mar 10, 2016

ChE Professor Sunho Choi’s Paper is 3rd Most Downloaded Article on Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

ChE Assistant Professor Sunho Choi’s paper “Effect of the structural constituents of metal organic frameworks on carbon dioxide capture” was ranked 3rd in the category of Most Downloaded Microporous and Mesoporous Materials Articles in the past 90 days.

Mar 20, 2014

Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.

Sep 01, 2011

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sunho Choi

Assistant ProfessorDr. Sunho Choi joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor in September 2011. The rapid growth in education and research and the department's focus on nano, energy, and environmental research areas are factors that influenced Dr. Choi's decision to come to Northeastern. He believes it was a perfect match for him, […]

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