Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

The division of inorganic chemistry at UNIST has a strong emphasis on cutting-edge research in coordination, organometallic, bioinorganic, and materials chemistry. Collaborations within the university and with researchers around the world are an essential part of our research activities. Applications of inorganic complexes and materials for biomedical applications (tools, diagnostics and therapeutics), catalysis, gas storage,small molecule activation, and energy conversion are being actively pursued. The inorganic chemistry division consists of five research groups whose interests are described below.

Cho, Jaeheung Bioinspired Coordination Chemistry – Small Molecule Activation – Efficient Catalysts
Choe, Wonyoung Metal-Organic Frameworks – Energy – Mechanically Responsive Smart Materials
Lah, Myoung Soo Coordination Chemistry – MOFs – Crystal Engineering – Coordination Supramolecular Chemistry
Moon, Hoi Ri Coordination Chemistry – MOFs – Gas Storage – Catalysis – Nanomaterials
Rohde, Jan-Uwe Coordination Chemistry – Organometallic Chemistry – Activation of Small Molecules

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For our inorganic research endeavors, UNIST is very well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation in both the research laboratories and the UNIST Central Research Facilities (UCRF). The UCRF offers a wide range of facilities for spectroscopic and diffraction analysis, including NMR, IR, Raman, and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, fluorimetry, mass spectrometry, TGA/DSC, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ESCA), and X-ray diffraction (powder and single crystal).