Special Seminar by Dr. Heon Jung

Gasification–based Coal Developments in Korea
Dr. Heon Jung
Principal Researcher
Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)

Dr. Heon Jung leads a research group that develops coal to liquids (CTL) processes. Much of the group’s effort is concentrated on developing superior Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, and on the design of FT reactors. The group operates several small syngas-to-liquids reactor systems, and a large (15 barrels/day) pilot-scale CTL plant.
Dr. Jung obtained both B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Chemical Engineering Department of Seoul National University in Korea and a PhD from Washington State University in the USA. After three years of research experience at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined the Korea Institute of Energy Research in 1994. He has been involved in many research areas, with an emphasis on catalysts and reactor development. Since 2007 Dr. Jung has managed a $30 million coal-to-liquids research program. He also served as the Head of the Clean Fuel Department, and as the Director of the New and Renewable Energy Research Division at KIER.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 Time: 4 pm
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
CHBE Room 202 2360 East Mall
University of British Columbia
Contact: apw@chbe.ubc.ca