Vision & Goal
There are various environmentally friendly renewable energy resources available which have the potential to mitigate the consequences of using fossil fuels and the associated pollution caused by them. These power generation techniques are described as renewable because they are not depleting limited natural resources such as oil and gas which are finite.
The School of Energy and Chemical Engineering has committed itself to pursuing research into these green technologies as a way of shifting our dependence on fossil fuels towards the production of more sustainable and economically sound energy source, particularly in the fields of manufacture, supply, storage, transmission, and usage.
The School of Energy and Chemical Engineering is currently carrying out research into the next generation solar cells and photovoltaic systems to harness the infinite potential of the suns energy. In the field of energy conversion and storage, ground breaking research is being conducted on the development of high density energy storage batteries as well as fuel cells to convert hydrogen into an electrical current. The application of which will lead to cleaner burning less polluting vehicles. In addition, a more effective use of hydrogen energy will be studied by developing better ways to produce and store hydrogen.
Nuclear energy is the largest carbon-free non-fossil energy source as well as the lowest cost supplier for electricity production in the world. The research field in nuclear energy at UNIST includes the advancement of safety in operating nuclear power plants, the development of generation fourth (Gen-IV) small and medium-sized nuclear reactors, the hydrogen production utilizing nuclear energy conversion, and the development of nuclear fusion reactors.