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Researcher: Kyoung-Shin Choi

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Areas of Expertise
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Semiconducting and metallic crystals and thin film-type electrodes with controlled micro- and nano-structures for use in electrochemical and photoelectrochemical devices
  • Inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry, materials chemistry, and nano-scale science
  • Electrochemical synthetic strategies that can make a significant advancement in constructing polycrystalline electrode materials
  • Electrodeposition
  • Materials engineering and chemistry
Web Site Kyoung-Shin Choi's Department of Chemistry Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150361566 - Synthesis of high-surface-area nanoporous BIVO4 electrodes, published December 2015.
  • 20130092546 - Formation of conductive polymers using nitrosyl ion as an oxidizing agent, published April 2013.
  • 20040016646 - Electrochemical synthesis of mesoporous metal/metal oxide flims using a low percentage surfactant solution by cooperative templating mechanism, published January 2004.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Improving Stability and Photoelectrochemical Performance of BiVO4 Photoanodes in Basic Media by Adding a ZnFe2O4 Layer. Kim TW, Choi KS. J Phys Chem Lett. 2016 Feb 4;7(3):447-51. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02774. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

  • Electrochemical Synthesis of Spinel Type ZnCo2O4 Electrodes for Use as Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalysts. Kim TW, Woo MA, Regis M, Choi KS. J Phys Chem Lett. 2014 Jul 3;5(13):2370-4. doi: 10.1021/jz501077u. Epub 2014 Jun 24.

  • Nanoporous BiVO4 photoanodes with dual-layer oxygen evolution catalysts for solar water splitting. Kim TW, Choi KS. Science. 2014 Feb 28;343(6174):990-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1246913. Epub 2014 Feb 13.

  • Simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport of bismuth vanadate photoanodes for solar water splitting. Kim TW, Ping Y, Galli GA, Choi KS. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 26;6:8769. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9769.

View Kyoung-Shin Choi's publications here.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-5859
Current University UW–Madison
Department Chemistry
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 3233 Chemistry Building
Address Line 2 1101 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Seoul National University, 1993
Master's Degree M.S., Seoul National University, 1995
PhD Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
Other Degrees
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