Course description

  • 1Advanced Carbon Mitigation Technologies

    This course offers an in-depth understanding of recent carbon mitigation technologies. The current status and research progress of various carbon mitigation technologies including carbon capture, utilization, and storage(CCUS), hydrogen production and storage, and photovoltaic solar energy will be covered.

  • 2Advanced Carbon Neutral Policy

    In this course, students will study in-depth scientific/technical-based carbon neutrality policies, related technologies, economic mechanisms, and socio-environmental impacts.

  • 3Seminar

    The purpose of this course is to extend knowledge to the state-of-the-art R&D in real scientific fields; and to get indirect experience by contacting experts in various fields. Students and professors can exchange their own ideas and information to reach creative and fine-tuned achievements through the Seminars.

  • 4Master’s Research

    This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.

  • 5Doctoral Research

    This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.

  • 6Special Topics in Organic Chemistry I

    This postgraduate course covers a broad range of topics in spectroscopy/characterizations, transition-metal catalysis, and radical chemistry

  • 7Chemical Engineering Nanotechnology

    In this course we will study how the basic principles of chemical engineering are applied to nanomaterials research. Topics covered include kinetics of chemical reactions, transport phenomena at nanoscale, and interpretation of stochastic processes in nanosystems.

  • 8Nanochemistry (Nano and Porous Materials)

    This course presents concepts of nanochemistry in various nanosciences and nanotechnologies. Topics include synthetic methods of nanomaterials, fabrication methods of nanostructures, and analytical methods of nanostructured materials. This course is designed for graduate students with backgrounds in chemistry, physics, and material science.

  • 9Solid State Chemistry

    In this lecture, we will be exploring physical, chemical and electrical properties of many major scientific advances in inorganic materials, including a high temperature superconductor (YBCO), a new form of carbon, C60 (fullerenes), the commercial development of rechargeable batteries, and fuel cells. We will also examine their application to real engineering systems.

  • 10Advanced Materials Science


  • 11Advanced Materials Analysis

    This course covers the principles of analytical instruments which are needed in the characterization of organic and inorganic materials, and provides students with the opportunity to learn how to operate them in laboratories. This course deals with many integuments for spectroscopic analysis (NMR, FTIR, Raman, UV/VIS), x-ray analysis (XRD, XRF), surface analysis (AFM, XPS, SIMS), thermal analysis (DSC, TGA), Massspectrometry,andelectronmicroscopy(SEM,TEM).

  • 12Techno-economic analysis

    Techno-economic analysis can be conducted for a process of interest by analyzing various processes

  • 13Introduction to Environmental Analysis

    This course introduces sampling, pretreatment, and instrumental analysis for organic pollutants and heavy metals. The main contents are transport of pollutants, water analysis (major and trace constituents), analysis of solids and waste, atmospheric analysis (gases and particulates), and ultra-trace analysis.

  • 14Environmental Data Mining

    This course delivers the principle of data mining and its application to environmental field, including supervised and un supervised methods.

  • 15Introduction to Energy Science and Engineering

    This course is designed to familiarize students with how thermodynamics is applied to developing energy technologies. First part of the course reviews fundamentals of equilibrium thermodynamics. In the second part, the basic principle of various energy conversion and storage systems, including solar cell, fuel cell, and battery, will be discussed with focus on the thermodynamics of their operation.17Advanced Enzyme Engineering

  • 16Advanced Enzyme Engineering

    This course will introduce the recent achievements and trends in biocatalysis field. Although biocatalysis is a synthesis of chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, but most students enter this field with limited knowledge. So this course seeks to fill the gap between the research front and the area beyond basic courses.

  • 17Catalysis

    This course is intended primarily as an introduction course to catalysis for graduate students. The objective of this course is to understand basic principles of catalytic phenomena. Topics covered include preparation and characterizations of catalysts, correlation between the structure of catalysts and their activity, catalytic reaction kinetics and mechanism, and properties and working principles of metal, metal oxides, acid-base, and homogeneous catalysts.

  • 18Advanced Electrochemistry

    This course covers the fundamentals of electrochemistry including thermodynamics and electrode kinetics, as well as mathematical techniques necessary to tackle electrochemical problems, at the beginning of the semester. Detailed discussions of various electrochemical techniques and applications are then followed

  • 19Carbon Neutrality and Social Transformation

    This course will provide the important theory of social and individual transformation such as the theory of planned behaviour, Value-belief-norm theory, Diffusion of innovation theory, and so on.

  • 20Biomass Utilization Technology

    This course introduces conventional to cutting-edge technologies for the conversion of (waste) biomass to carbon-nutral energy and value-added products, and discusses the perspectives of such technologies in the era of‘sustainability’.

  • 21Intro to Membrane Technology to Water/Wastewater Treatment

    Fundamental principles of membrane technology with focus on microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis. Emphasis is on polymer chemistry, synthesis, modification, characterization and degradation of membranes and then application of the membranes to solve problems in aquatic systems.

  • 22Inorganic Chemistry

    The core of this course is to learn how to construct molecular orbitals by understanding symmetry and group theory. In detail, the atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding theory, and molecular orbital theory will be discussed based on quantum mechanics. Acid-base and donor-acceptor chemistry and crystalline solid state will be also provided.

  • 23Chemical Reaction Engineering

    The goal of this course is to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical reaction engineering. The basic contents are mole balance, rate raw, stoichiometry, and energy balance for the construction of chemical reaction engineering algorithm. In addition reactor design, reaction mechanism, and catalysis for the catalytic reactors are provided. This course will help students to enhance creative thinking skills.

  • 24Materials for Organic Electronics

    The goal of this course is to develop a fundamental understanding of chemical reaction engineering. The basic contents are mole balance, rate raw, stoichiometry, and energy balance for the construction of chemical reaction engineering algorithm. In addition reactor design, reaction mechanism, and catalysis for the catalytic reactors are provided. This course will help students to enhance creative thinking skills.

  • 25Solid-State Hydrogen Storage
    : Materials and Chemistry

    Hydrogen is proposed as an alternative and environment–friendly energy carrier. However, its potential is limited by storage problems, especially for mobile applications. Current technologies, such as compressed gas or liquefied hydrogen, comprise severe disadvantages, and the storage of hydrogen in lightweight solids could be the solution to this problem. Since the optimal storage mechanism and optimal material have yet to be identified, in this lecture, various topic provides an overview of the most probable candidates, highlighting both their advantages as well as drawbacks.

  • 26Solid-State Hydrogen Storage
    : Materials and Chemistry

    Organic semiconductors based on pi-conjugated structure now provide an important technology base. This course, focusing on the fundamental physics behind rapidly developing field of organic electronics and organic material-related inorganic or hybrid devices, provides fundamental understanding on the relationship between pi-conjugated chemical structure and physical & electrical properties. Additionally, the basic operational principles of organic semiconductor-based electronic devices will be covered.

  • 27Climate and Air Pollution : Integrated Approach

    This course focuses on the inter-impact between climate and air pollution. Especially, students will study the impact of the air pollution on climate adaptation and mitigation through co-benefit and trade-off effect.

  • 28Organic and Nano Optoelectronic Materials

    This course is designed to provide an introduction of organic and nano optoelectronic materials for optoelectronic devices. The emphasis will be synthesis, characterization, and relationships between materials properties. To understand the application of the organic/nanomaterials, basic working principle for optoelectronic devices such as solar cells and thermoelectrics will be also discussed. There centre search trends in optoelectronic materials will also be dealt, and the term project presentation regarding current research topics in organic/nano-optoelectronic materials-23-and devices will be carried out.

  • 29Principles of Device Physics

    The purpose of this course is to provide a basis for understanding the characteristics and operations of semiconductor devices by bringing together quantum mechanics, quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics, which are essential to the understanding of both the modern and future electronic devices. Topics include semiconductor device fundamentals, equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, band structures, density of states, carrier dynamics and transport phenomena, PN junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, field effect transistors, MOSFETS, optoelectronic devices etc

  • 30Special Topics on Solar Energy

    The course is intended for students who have interest in alternate energy sources as a contributor to sustainability. This course covers global energy needs, environmental impacts, solar energy basics, and current trends in photovoltaic energy engineering, solar cell material science. It will be mainly focused on fundamentals of solar energy, and solar energy conversion by solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. In addition, solar chemical, and solar thermal technology will slightly be touched. At the end of the course the students should be able to: Understand the factors that influence the use of solar radiation as an energy source; know the various active and passive technologies that area vailable for collecting solar energy. Specific topics to be covered include 1)A review of solar energy: sunlight properties, the solar radiation and spectrum, black body radiation, air mass, etc. 2)fundamental PV physics, band structure and Fermi level in semiconductors, pn-junctions, diodemodels, photoninter actions with semiconductors, the oretical cell efficiency, multi junction devices, the Shockley-Queisser limit. 3) Emerging solar cells: DSSC, quantum dot-based solar cells, organic photovoltaics, Perovskite solar cells. etc.

  • 31Special Topics on Solar Cells

    This course provides a fundamental understanding of the functioning of solar cells. The discussion includes the solar cell structures, various types of cells, their theoretic parts, and analysis tools. In addition to the various kinds of solar cells, PCS system and markets for solar cells will be provided. Presentations on each type of solar cell is required for the course.

  • 32Special Topics on Carbon Neutral Ⅰ


  • 33Special Topics on Carbon Neutral Ⅱ


  • 34Special Topics on Carbon Neutral Ⅲ


  • 35Advanced Electrocatalysis

    The electrocatalytic hydrogen cycle with carbon and nitrogen resources is of emerging interest for renewable energy and environment. Students will learn electrochemical principle and its applications toward H2 mediated energy cycle including electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, NOx reduction, and organic synthesis. Prior knowledge on electrochemistry is required.

  • 36Gas Hydrates and Climate Change

    This course presents the basic understanding and concepts of gas hydrates and their impacts on climate change. This course also covers exploration and production of natural gas hydrates, gas hydrate-based carbon dioxide capture and storage methods, and other novel technologies relating to gas hydrates.

  • 37Air Pollution Management

    This course presents information about the general topic of air pollution and its control, and also covers the design procedures of various air pollution control.

  • 38Environmental Biotechnology

    This course introduces applications of biotechnologies and molecular techniques today in environmental engineering with particular emphasis on biological pollutant removal processes

  • 39Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a process of capturing and sequestering CO2 before it is released to the environment, thereby mitigating the climate crisis such as global warming. This course covers various technologies for the CCS and the utilization of the captured/stored CO2: the basic principle of CCS, conventional and industrially used CCS technologies, and recent approaches for the CCS and utilization.

  • 40Current Topics of Synthetic Biology

    A series of presentation and discussions on recent research achievements in synthetic biology will equip graduate students with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the field of synthetic biology, which improve their performance as an independent researcher.

  • 41Climate-Environment Modeling

    The global climate model has been extensively used for medium-range weather forecasts, seasonal prediction, global atmospheric and oceanic reanalyses, and climate change predictions due to the increased green house gases. This course introduces state-of-the-art modeling technologies that construct the model, including numerical approximations for the dynamical part, and there presentations of physical parts related with sub-grid scale radiation, condensation, boundary-layer turbulence, and the treatment sofland surface. The students will experiment and produce the actual simulation out puts by testing the community model opened in public.

  • 42Renewable Energy Engineering (Energy Conversion Devices)

    This course first provides students a basic knowledge and understanding of renewable energy processes. And special lectures about water photoelectrolysis for solar hydrogen production will be followed. Finally, there will be individual presentation (not a group) on renewable energy by students.

  • 43Catalysis for Energy Conversion : Production of Solar Hydrogen

    This class covers fundamental aspects of energy conversion devices, including fuel cells and electrolyzers, and of catalysis for energy conversion reactions in these devices. The first half of this class dealswith basic electrochemical engineering in fuel cells and electrolyzers, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport phenomena. The second half provides fundamental aspects and recent advances in catalystsforoxygenreduction,hydrogenevolution,andoxygenevolutionreactions.

  • 44Urban Photovoltaic Systems


  • 45Photovoltaics and Zero Energy Buildings


  • 46Introduction to Hydrogen Technology

    This course covers basic principle, current trend, and challenges of hydrogen technology during the production, transport, storage, and utilization of hydrogen. Various approaches for producing hydrogen, including pyrolysis of natural gas and electrolysis of water, will be discussed. Topics that follow are technologies required for safe transport and storage of the produced hydrogen, as well as current and emerging applications of hydrogen technology such as fuel cell vehicle and microgrids. Remaining challenges and future prospect of hydrogen technology will be discussed.

  • 47Hydrogen Safety

    Hydrogen safety is essential for the sustainable growth of hydrogen economy. In this class, students learn the characteristics of hydrogen, such as high flammability and diffusivity, as well as the risk factors in each process of hydrogen production, transportation, storage, and utilization. Students are also introduced to the safety standards, safety management system, and core technologies necessary for ensuring the hydrogen safety.

  • 48Hydrogen Policy

    Energy industry has benefited from policy support, and hydrogen sector is not an exception. In this course, we discuss policy support for green hydrogen, which needs to evolve accordingly as the hydrogen sector matures from technology readiness stage to market penetration and market growth stage. Topics covered include policy options for several segments of the hydrogen value chain, such as production of green hydrogen by electrolysis, building infrastructure for hydrogen storage and transport, and hydrogen applications in industry. Hydrogen policies in our country and others will also be reviewed.

  • 49Carbon Neutral and Catalyst Technology

    The goal of this course is to understand various catalyst technologies for carbon neutrality. It covers carbon-neutral catalyst technology that is currently being researched to respond to climate change caused by global warming, which has recently emerged. We invite experts in each field to conduct seminars and understand key element technologies and catalyst processes based on recently published papers and annual reports. Through this course, students can understand sustainable fuel production, hydrogen production/storage technology, carbon dioxide and methane conversion technology, plastic upcycling, and biomass conversion process using catalyst technology.