Department of Chemistry Pohang University of Science and Technology
His research has focused on developing novel functional materials and devices based on supramolecular chemistry.In particular, his research group has worked on a various functional materials based on cucurbiturils (CB[n]s),pumpkin-shaped macrocyclic molecules, and metal-organic porous materials for catalysis, separation, and gas storage. His discovery and isolation of new members of the CB[n] family reported in 2000 had a major impact in expanding the field. Additionally, his paper published in Nature in 2000, which reported the synthesis of homochiral nanoporous crystalline materials using self-assembly and an application for a chiral catalyst, is notable as it was placed among 35 top notable chemical related papers published in Nature from 1950 to 2000. His research has been recognized by a number of awards, including the Izatt-Christensen Award in 2012.