Suhyun Yoo selected as finalist for the Gerhard-Ertl-Young-Investigator Award

June 02, 2022

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

Se-Ho Kim, Su-Hyun Yoo, Poulami Chakraborty, Jiwon Jeong, Joohyun Lim, Ayman El-Zoka, Xuyang Zhou, Leigh Stephenson, Tilmann Hickel, Jörg Neugebauer, Christina Scheu, Mira Todorova, and Baptiste Gault, "Understanding Alkali Contamination in Colloidal Nanomaterials to Unlock Grain Boundary Impurity Engineering," Journal of the American Chemical Society 144 (2), 987-994 (2022).
Se-Ho Kim, Su-Hyun Yoo, Sangyong Shin, Ayman A. El-Zoka, Olga Kasian, Joohyun Lim, Jiwon Jeong, Christina Scheu, Jörg Neugebauer, Hyunjoo Lee, Mira Todorova, Baptiste Gault
Controlled doping of electrocatalysts through engineering impurities
Advanced Materials
Su-Hyun Yoo, Mira Todorova, Darshana Wickramaratne, Leigh Weston, Chris G. Van de Walle, and Jörg Neugebauer, "Finite-size correction for slab supercell calculations of materials with spontaneous polarization," npj Computational Materials 7 (1), 58 (2021).

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