Suhyun Yoo selected as finalist for the Gerhard-Ertl-Young-Investigator Award
The journal Surface Science selected Dr. Suhyun Yoo, postdoctoral researcher and formerly PhD candidate at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), as one of five finalists for the Gerhard-Ertl-Young-Investigator Award. The finalists are invited to give a talk during the spring meeting of the German Physical Society in September 2022. This presentation will be decisive for the selection of the award winner. The award recognizes young researchers for their outstanding contributions to surface science and is endowed with 3,000 euros.
Yoo, who works in the MPIE-department Computational Materials Design, focusses on defect physics in semiconductors and the stability of electrode materials in electrochemical environments. He conducts his research mainly based on density functional theory calculations and thermodynamic modelling. Yoo studied materials science and engineering at the Yonsei University in Korea where he obtained his bachelor and master degrees, before joining the MPIE in 2015.
The award is named after the Nobel Laureate Gerhard Ertl, a German physicist who laid the foundation for modern surface chemistry explaining the function of fuel cells, catalytic converters and why iron rusts.
Publications showing Yoo’s research work