Yoon, Sukhwan

Assoc. Prof.

Prof. Yoon’s research group will focus on understanding and harnessing microbial reactions to find solutions to various environmental problems including global warming and chemical contamination. The research group seeks solutions to reduction of greenhouse gas (CH4 and N2O) emission from natural and built environments by understanding and manipulating the microbial C- and N-cycles. Furthermore, they will investigate possible solutions to utilize the emitted greenhouse gases for beneficial purposes. In parallel with these research projects, Prof. Yoon’s research group will also carry out research on bioremediation of various organic and inorganic contaminants including chlorinated solvents.

∙ B.S. Civil, Urban, and Geosystems Engineering, Seoul National University (2006)
∙ M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)
∙ Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan (2010)
∙ 2010~2011 Postdoctoral research associate, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
∙ 2011~2014 Postdoctoral research associate, University of Tennessee (& Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
∙ 2014~2018 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng., KAIST
∙ 2018~present Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST
Main Research Field
∙ Biological Carbon and nitrogen cycles
∙ Greenhouse gas emission reduction utilizing microbial reactions
∙ Utilization microbial reactions for degradation, detoxification, and immobilization of toxic compounds
∙ Bioremediation of contaminated soil and aqueous environments