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Young-Shin Jun

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PhD, Harvard University, 2005
SM, Harvard University, 2003
MS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1999
BS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1997

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Young-Shin Jun



Environmental impact of human activities, including CO2 sequestration strategies related to climate changes and new technologies for purifying drinking water


Young-Shin Jun's research is highly interdisciplinary as she aims to explore the environmental impacts of human activities through improved understanding of the fate and transport of contaminants and nanoparticles, and the biogeological cycling in complex environmental systems from nanoscale to macroscale, with a view to conserving sound environmental systems.

Her research involves a more comprehensive analysis of the risks associated with CO2 sequestration strategies related to climate changes and the development of new treatment techniques and new catalysts for purifying drinking water, remediating contaminated sites related to fresh and coastal water and soil, and developing new energy alternatives. In 2011, she earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award: "Understanding CO2-Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration: An Integrated Research and Education Plan."


In 2008, Professor Jun joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. She operates the Environmental NanoChemistry laboratory (ENCL) in the department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Center for Materials Innovation (CMI). In May 2008, she received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

From 2005 to 2007, Professor Jun worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her expertise is in molecular scale investigation of the environmental interfaces and her projects extensively involve in the aquatic processes cluster.

Explores the environmental impact of human activities