Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi awarded Samsung’s 2023 Ho-Am Award

Samsung’s Ho-Am Foundation has announced that Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Chemistry has been named the 2023 Samsung Ho-Am Prize Laureate in the category of Chemistry and Life Sciences. Professor Choi will be awarded 300 million Korean Won (KRW) (approximately $228,400), a diploma, and a Ho-Am Prize medal at a ceremony to be held on June 1, 2023.

Professor Choi is being recognized for her work as “a world-renowned chemist in the field of energy science who has achieved remarkable progress in eco-friendly hydrogen production through research aimed at developing and understanding photoelectrodes and catalysts for the photoelectrochemical reaction of solar water splitting,” according to an announcement from the foundation.

Furthermore, Professor Choi has developed numerous electrochemical processes and electrodes that can be used to convert lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and commodity chemicals and to treat seawater and wastewater for the protection of freshwater resources while recovering contaminants as valuable chemicals. Her work has a direct impact on creating a sustainable future.

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Note: Professor Choi is co-founder of Chlobis Water, Inc., a Discovery to Product (D2P) startup.