Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Faculty

Ah-Hyung Alissa Park (from Columbia Univ.)

Adjunct Professor

Tel : +1-212-854-8989
Fax : +1-212-854-7081
E-mail : ap2622@columbia.edu
Homepage : http://www.columbia.edu/~ap2622/research_current.htm
Education
Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, USA (2005)
M.A.Sc. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada (2000)
B.A.Sc. with Distinction, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia (1998)

Employment and Professional Experience
2007 – present Lenfest Junior Professor in Applied Climate Science, the Earth Institute, Columbia University
2007 – present Associate Director of Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University
2012 – present Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering & Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
2007 – 2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering & Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
2005 – 2007 Post-Doctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University

Awards and Honors
James Lee Young Investigator Award (2010)
Selected and nominated for the Packard Fellowship by Columbia University (2010)
NSF CAREER Award (2009)
Research Fellowship of the University Diversity Initiative, Columbia University (2008)
The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Award (2006)
Finalist for the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, OSU (2005, 2006)
Outstanding Graduate Research Award, OSU (2003, 2004)
2nd place for the poster competition at the Ohio Air Quality Research Symposium (2003)
Chemical Engineering Departmental Fellowship, OSU (2000-2001)
Faculty of Applied Science International Graduate Tuition Fee Scholarship, UBC (1998, 1999, 2000)
Faculty of Graduate Studies International Graduate Tuition Fee Scholarship, UBC (1998, 1999)
1st place SNC-Lavalin Plant Design Competition Award in Canada (1998)
MacMillan Bloedel Limited Scholarship, UBC (1996)


Research interests
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
Novel Nano-scale Hybrid Materials for energy and environmental technologies
Synthesis of hydrogen and liquid fuels from biomass and municipal solid wastes
Clean fossil energy conversion systems
Electrostatic charging phenomena in multiphase flows and electrostatic tomography
Particle technology and Fluidization

Selected Publications
1. K. Fricker & A.-H. A. Park*, “Effect of H2O on Mg(OH)2 Carbonation Pathways for Combined CO2 Capture and Storage,” Chemical Engineering Science, (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2012.12.027
2. K. S. Lackner, S. Brennan, J. Matter, A.-H. A. Park, A. Wright & R. van der Zwaan*, “The Urgency of the Development of CO2 Capture from Ambient Air,” PNAS (2012). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1108765109
3. T. E. Ferguson, Y. Park, C. Petit & A.-H. A. Park*, “Novel Approach to Hydrogen Production with Suppressed COx Generation from a Model Biomass Feedstock,” Energy & Fuels, 26, 4486-4496 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ef300653b
4. C. Petit, Y. Park, K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Spectroscopic Investigation of the Canopy Configurations in Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials of Various Grafting Densities during CO2 Capture,” Journal Physical Chemistry C, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jp210391c
5. Y. Park, D. Shin, Y. N. Jang & A.-H. A. Park*, “CO2 Capture Capacity and Swelling Measurements of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials via Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,” Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/je200623b
6. Y. Park, J. Decatur, K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Investigation of CO2 Capture Mechanisms of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials via Structural Characterization,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1cp22631b
7. N. Hansen, T. E. Ferguson, J. E. Panels, A.-H. A. Park and Y. L. Joo*, “Inorganic Nanofibers with Tailored Placement of Nanocatalysts for Hydrogen Production via Alkaline Hydrolysis of Glucose,” Nanotechnology, 22, 325302 (13pp), (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/32/325302
8. K. A. Lin & A.-H. A. Park*, “Effects of Bonding Types and Functional Groups on CO2 Capture using Novel Multiphase System of Liquid-like Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials,” Environmental Science and Technology, (2011). DOI: 10.1021/es200146g
9. B.-S. Chun, D. H. Lee*, N. Epstein, J. R. Grace, A.-H. A. Park, S. D. Kim & J. K. Lee, “Layer Inversion and Mixing of Binary Solids in Two- and Three-Phase Fluidized Beds,” Chemical Engineering Science, 66, 3180-3184, (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2011.02.041
10. D. Xie, J. Yu, F. Wang, N. Zhang, W. Wang, H. Yu, F. Peng & A.-H. A. Park, “Hydrogen Permeability of Pd-Ag Membrane Modules with Porous Stainless Steel Substrates,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 1014-1026 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.030.

Sustainable Energy, Environment & Particle Technology
Carbon capture and storage (CCS); Sustainable energy conversion systems; Synthesis of hydrogen and liquid fuels from alternative energy sources; Particle technology; Electrostatic charging phenomena and Electrostatic tomography; Multiphase flows and Fluidization