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- Open Position -

We encourage passionate undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in joining our lab.


Contact :   or    052-217-2657


Open Position : M.S. , Ph.D, Integrated M.S & Ph.D. course students


Molecular Catalysis Research


1. Development of novel synthetic methods for precise control of catalytic properties of supported metal/metal oxide catalysts.


2. Chemical and spectroscopic characterization of catalytic materials.


3. Catalysis on supported isolated single atoms.

High-resolution STEM images of 1 wt % Pt/γ-Al2O3 (A) and 10 wt%Pt/γ-Al2O3

Kwak et al. “Coordinatively unsaturated Al3+ centers as binding sites for active catalyst phases of platinum on γ-Al2O3” Science 325 1670 (2009).; also highlighted in C&E News, Nature Chemistry 1 683(2009) etc. PDF 

DFT optimized geometry of a Cu–NO adduct in Cu-SSZ-13

Kwak et al,”A common intermediate in N2 formation in enzymes and zeolites: Side-on Cu-nitrosyl complex” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52 9985 (2013) (selected as a VIP in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., “Editor’s choice” in Science, research highlight in Green Car Congrass ). PDF 

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