Geun Ho Gu

Geun Ho Gu

Assistant Professor

Korea Institute of Energy Technology


Geun Ho Gu is an assistant professor at KenTech. After moving to the US in 2005 for the secondary education, He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2018.

During his time at the University of Delaware with Dr. Dionisios G. Vlachos (2012-2018), he developed data science methods to enable multiscale simulation for the vast complex reaction network of biomass conversion. At KAIST (2018-2022), he assisted professor Yousung Jung, and investigated the hydrogen evolution mechanism of jagged Pt nanowire with complex morphology and contributed to the probabilistic machine learning methods to discover synthesizable materials in the materials chemical space.

He is interested in accelerating the chemical, materials and process discovery to accelerate the transition to the renewable energy society.

  • Discovery of new materials
  • Interfacing modeling and ML
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2018

    University of Delaware

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, 2012

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • 2022. -Outstanding Research Award, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information
  • 2021. Sejong Science Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 2019. Best Oral Presentation Award, The 9th Graduate Students Symposium in the CBE Dept., KAIST
  • 2012. Distinguished Honor Student, UIUC
  • 2011. CITGO Award, UIUC
  • 2011. Omega Chi Epsilon, Chemical Engineering Honor Society, UIUC
  • 2008. Phi Eta Sigma, National Freshmen Honor Society, UIUC
  • 2008. Dean’s List, UIUC


  • 2021 - present. Review Editor, Frontiers in Catalysis, Frontiers Media