The Journal of Chemical Reviews, one of the most prestigious journals in the field, has recently acknowledged the work of a professor affiliated with UNIST and included his work entitled “Metal-Free Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction” in the May 4, 2015 issue.
According to the Journal Citation Reports, the Journal of Chemical Reviews has a 2013 Impact Factor of 45.661 with 124,463 citations. In order to publish a research article in this journal, authors must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of chemical sciences. Having their articles published in this journal denotes a high level of accomplishment as a professional in the field of chemistry.
The article discusses a new class of metal-free electrocatalysts, which could replace the much more expensitve platinum in fuel cells. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the topic by summarizing all the important developments in this emerging field of active research on metal-free electrocatalysts for ORR and presenting critical issues, chellenges, and perspectives.
“It is a great honour to publish in Chemical Reviews, which is the most highly regarded jounal covering the general topics of chemistry,” says Prof. Baek. He continues by saying, “We expect that this unique material will accelerate the commercialization of graphene, thereby contributing greatly to the supply of industrial materials..”
This is a collaboration among researchers, including Dr. Liming Dai (Department of Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Yuhua Xua (Department of Chemical Engineering) at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Liangti Qu (School of Chemistry) at Beijing Institute of Technology, Prof. Jong-Beom Baek (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering) at UNIST, and Ms. Hyun-Jung Choi, Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Baek’s group.
In 2008, Prof. Beak joined UNIST as an associate professor with research and teaching focus in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, and environmental engineering. Prof. Baek currently serves as a director of Low-Dimensional Carbon Materials Center at UNIST. His current research interests include the syntheses of high-performance polymers and chemical modifications of carbon-based materials for multifunctional applications.
Liming Dai, Yuhua Xue, Liangti Qu, Hyun-Jung Choi, and Jong-Beom Baek, “Metal-Free Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.” Chemical Reviews.