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Young-Shin Jun

Professor of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

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Young-Shin Jun’s research expertise includes environmental chemistry and engineering, geochemistry, nano-chemistry, materials chemistry and engineering, surface chemistry, and chemical engineering.

Her work investigates energy-related subsurface engineering systems, including geologic CO2 sequestration, conventional and unconventional oil and gas recovery, hydrothermal energy, and nuclear waste disposal.

In addition, her research group studies biomineralization and bio-inspired chemistry to develop novel materials for a more sustainable environment.


Inside the black box of iron oxide formation

Inside the black box of iron oxide formation

Young-Shin Jun, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a new use for a high-energy X-ray technique that has allowed her the first glimpse at the formation of iron hydroxides on a quartz surface. The implications are sweeping.