Department of Chemistry

Lin Group

Tae-Wan Kim


2007. 1 - present: Postodoctoral fellow, Iowa State University

2006. 2 – 2006. 11: Postdoctoral fellow in Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada with Prof. Freddy Kleitz.

2001. 3 – 2006. 2: M. S. and Ph. D. in Chemistry from KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea with Prof. Ryong Ryoo.

1994. 3 – 2000. 8: B. S. in Chemistry from Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea.

Current Research

I am currently working on the design of mutifunctional mesoporous materials based on silica, metal oxides, polymers, and organic-inorganic hydrides. These materials give a deep insight into nanoscience and the development of new advanced applications such as selective catalysis, gas storage, drug delivery, and so on.


I.-S. Park, M. Choi, T.-W. KIM, and R. Ryoo, “Synthesis of magnetically separable ordered mesoporous carbons using furfuryl alcohol and cobalt nitrate in a silica template”, J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 3409.

T.-W. Kim, and L. A. Solovyov, “Synthesis and Characterization of Large-Pore Ordered Mesoporous Carbons using Gyroidal Silica Template”, J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 1445.

F. Kleitz, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, “Phase Domain of the Cubic Im3m Mesoporous Silica in EO106PO70EO106-Butanol-H2O System”, Langmuir, 2002, 22, 440.

K. P. Gierszal, T.-W. Kim, R. Ryoo and M. Jaroniec, “Adsorption and Structural Properties of Ordered Mesoporous Carbons Synthesized by Using Various Carbon Precursors and Ordered Siliceous p6mm and Ia-3d Mesostructures as Templates”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109, 23263.

F. Kleitz, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, “Design of Mesoporous Silica at Low Acid Concentrations in Triblock Copolymer-Butanol-Water Systems”; Bull. Kor. Chem. Soc. 2005, 26, 1653.

T.-W. Kim, F. Kleitz, B. Paul and R. Ryoo , "MCM-48-Like Large-Mesoporous Silicas with Tailored Pore Structure : Facile Synthesis Domain in a Ternary Triblock Copolymer-Butanol-Water System", J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2005, 127, 7601.

T.-W. Kim, R. Ryoo, K. P. Gierszal, M. Jaroniec, L. A. Solovyov, Y. Sakamoto and O. Terasaki, "Characterizaton of mesoporus carbons synthesized with SBA-16 silica template", J. Mat. Chem., 2005, 15, 1560.

Y. Sakamoto, T.-W. Kim, R. Ryoo and O. Terasaki, "Three-Dimensional Structure of Large-Pore Mesoporous Cubic Ia-3d Silica with Complementary Pores and Its Carbon Replica by Electron Crystallography", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., , 2004, 43, 5231.

A. Sakthivel, S.-J. Huang, W.-H. Chen, Z.-H. Lan, K.-H. Chen, T.-W. Kim, R. Ryoo, A. S. T. Chiang and S.-B. Liu, " Replication of Mesoporous Aluminosilicate Molecular Sieves (RMMs) with Zeolite Framework from Mesoporous Carbons (CMKs) ", Chem. Mat., 2004, 16, 3168.

T.-W. Kim, R. Ryoo, M. Kruk, K. P. Gierszal, M. Jaroniec, S. Kamiya and O. Terasaki, "Tailoring the Pore Structure of SBA-16 Silica Molecular Sieve through the Use of Copolymer Blends and Control of Synthesis Temperature and Time", J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 11480.

L. A. Solovyov, T.-W. Kim, F. Kleitz, O. Terasaki and R. Ryoo, "Comprehensive Structure Analysis of Ordered Carbon Nanopipe Materials CMK-5 by X-ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy", Chem. Mat., 2004, 16, 2274.

T.-W. Kim, I.-S. Park and R. Ryoo, "A Synthetic Route to Ordered Mesoporous Carbon with Graphitic Pore Walls", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,, 2003, 42, 4375.

H. Darmstadt, C. Roy, S. Kaliaguine, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, "Surface and Pore Structure of CMK-5 Ordered Mesoporous Carbons by Adsorption and Surface Spectroscopy", Chem. Mat., 2003, 15, 3300.

M. Kruk, M. Jaroniec, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, "Synthesis and Characterization of Hexagonally Ordered Carbon Nanopipes", Chem. Mat., 2003, 15, 2815.

H. Darmstadt, C. Roy, S. Kaliaguine, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, "Surface and Pore Structure of CMK-5 Ordered Mesoporous Carbons Studied by Nitrogen Adsorption and Surface Spectroscopic Methods", Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 2003, 146, 335.

O. Terasaki, Z. Liu, T. Ohsuna, T. Kamiyama, D. Shindo, K. Hiraga, S. H. Joo, T.-W. Kim and R. Ryoo, Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 2003, 146, 175.