Sangho Chung, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Zeolite materials play a key role in heterogeneous catalysis. Several metals can be impregnated, exchanged into specific sites and show improved catalytic activity due to the altered physicochemical properties. The structure-property-activity relationship are of my research interests, especially using spectroscopic tools such as solid-state NMR.

Selected Publications

  • Role of magnesium silicates in wet-kneaded silica-magnesia catalysts for the lebedev ethanol-to-butadiene process 
    S. Chung, C. Angelici, S. Hinterding, M. Weingarth, M. Baldus, K. Houben, B. Weckhuysen, P...
    ACS Catalysis, 6, 4034-4045, (2016)
  • Electrophilic aromatic substitution over zeolites generates wheland-type reaction intermediates 
    A. Chowdhury, K. Houben, G. Whiting, S. Chung, M. Baldus, B. Weckhuysen
    Nature Catalysis, 1, 23-31, (2018)
  • Multiscale mechanistic insights of shaped catalyst body formulations and their impact on catalytic properties 
    G. Whiting, S. Chung, D. Stosic, A. Chowdhury, L. van der Wal, D. Fu, J. Zecevic, A. Trave...
    ACS Catalysis, 9, 4792-4803, (2019)


  • B.Sc. Chemical and biological engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2007
  • Ph.D. Chemical and biological engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2017-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2019-..: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous catalysis Zeolites Solid-state NMR DNP assisted NMR