Dr. Yeonjoon KimPostdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D., KAIST, 2018
Yeonjoon grew up in Daejeon, South Korea. He obtained his PhD in 2018 at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). His PhD research focused on computational investigation of organic/organometallic reaction mechanisms and development of methods for automated prediction of chemical reaction pathways. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2018-2020). He joined the Kim group in January 2021. His current research interests include computational modeling to design catalysts for efficient upgrading of biomass to biofuels and to investigate ignition pathways of biofuel compounds. He is pursuing to apply state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to predict catalytic activity and biofuel properties. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and embroidering.