Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Young-Shin Jun

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Harold Jolley Career Development Associate Professor

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.

Professor 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."
Selected Publications

Hongbo Shao, Jessica Ray, and Young-Shin Jun, “Effects of Salinity and Water on Supercritical CO2-Induced Dissolution and Precipitation of Phlogopite,” Environmental Science & Technology, 2011.

Bing Wu, Hongbo Shao, Zhipeng Wang, Yandi Hu, Yinjie Tang, and Young-Shin Jun, “Viability and Metal Reduction of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 under CO2 stress: Implications for Ecological Effects of CO2 Leakage from Geologic CO2 Sequestration,” Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44 (23), 9213–9218.

Young-Shin Jun, Byeongdu Lee, and Glenn A. Waychunas, “In Situ Observations of Nanoparticle Early Development Kinetics at Mineral-Water Interfaces,” Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44 (21), 8182–8189.

Hongbo Shao, Jessica R. Ray, and Young-Shin Jun, “Dissolution and Precipitation of Clay Minerals under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions: CO2-Brine-Phlogopite Interactions,” Environmental Science & Technology, 2010, 44 (15), 5999-6005.

Leslie Au, Byungkwon Lim, Peter Colletti, Young-Shin Jun, and Younan Xia, “Synthesis of Gold Microplates Using Bovine Serum Albumin as a Reductant and a Stabilizer,” Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2010, 5. 123-129.
Selected Research

Title: Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2
Role: Funded Collaborator
Sponsor: U.S. DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)

Title: Mechanisms and Kinetics of Multiphase Fluid-Formation Mineral Reactions in Carbon Dioxide Geologic Sequestration
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization

Title: Aquifer Storage, Treatment, and Recovery-Based Water Reuse: Mechanisms and Kinetics of Oxidation and Dissolution of Arsenic-Containing Pyrite
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Shaw Environmental and U.S. EPA

Title: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award: Kinetics and Mechanisms of Toxic Metal Removal by Environmental Nanoparticles
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Contact Young-Shin Jun
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1180
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130

Brauer Hall, Room 1024

Phone (314) 935-4539
Fax (314) 935-7211
Email ysjun@wustl.edu
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PhD, Harvard University, 2005
SM, Harvard University, 2003
MS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1999
BS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1997

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Brauer Hall, CB 1180, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5548, Fax: (314) 935-7211

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