Jun<img alt="Young-Shin Jun" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jun_Young-Shin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorYoung-Shin Jun - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Explores the environmental impact of human activities<div>​​​​PhD, Harvard University, 2005</div><div>SM, Harvard University, 2003</div><div>MS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1999</div><div>BS, Ewha Woman’s University, 1997</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a><br/></p><span><hr/></span><p><strong>Affiliations</strong></p><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-size: 0.9em;">  </span><a href="" style="font-size: 0.9em;">Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization</a><br/></li></ul><p>Professor<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Environmental nanochemistry to address challenges in energy and water by controlling nucleation and reactions at water-solid interfaces</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Young-Shin Jun’s research is highly interdisciplinary: Her group’s expertise includes environmental chemistry and engineering, geochemistry, nanochemistry, materials chemistry and engineering, surface chemistry, and chemical engineering. Their work investigates energy-related subsurface engineering systems, including geologic CO2 sequestration, conventional and unconventional oil and gas recovery, hydrothermal energy, and nuclear waste disposal. Based on a scientific understanding of nanoscale interfacial chemistry and solid nucleation, they seek new treatment techniques and new catalysts for purifying drinking water and remediating contaminated water and soil, benefiting water reuse, managed aquifer recharge, and membrane processes (reverse osmosis membranes and ultrafiltration). In addition, her group studies biomineralization and bio-inspired chemistry to develop novel materials for a more sustainable environment.</p><div><h3>​Biography</h3><p></p><p>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. Professor Jun received a 2008 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and a 2011 U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award. She was named a 2015 Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a 2016 Frontier of Engineering Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She now serves on the American Chemical Society (ACS)’s organizational level Committee on Science and served as the Past Division Chair (2017), Division Chair (2016), Program Chair (2015), and Program Chair-Elect (2014) of the ACS’s Geochemistry Division. She serves on the Advisory Board of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts and is an Associate Editor of Geochemical Transactions.<br/></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Jun_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-4539<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1024<br/></p><a href="">play video</a><br/><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a213d8f1-473f-44b7-a4f8-e2ed7bc32045" id="div_a213d8f1-473f-44b7-a4f8-e2ed7bc32045" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a213d8f1-473f-44b7-a4f8-e2ed7bc32045" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Using-nanotechnology-to-benefit-energy-the-environment-health.aspx"> Using nanotechnology to benefit energy, the environment, health ​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Environmental-engineers-to-study-clean-air%2c-water%2c-energy-with-NSF-grants.aspx">Environmental engineers to study clean air, water, energy with NSF grants​</a><br/></li></ul>



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