Chulsung Bae


Chulsung Bae is Ford Foundation Professor at Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (with a joint appointment at Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Broadly speaking, Bae's research group focuses on development of functional polymeric materials that might find applications in the areas of clean energy and environment technologies, using synthetic organic chemistry as a tool. Specific examples of projects include innovative ion conducting polymer electrolytes that can be used as a key component in next generation energy conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells, hydrogen production via water splitting, and redox flow battery, and functional polymers that can play a crucial role in energy efficient separation process.
Bae received BS in Polymer Science & Engineering at Inha University, MS in Materials Science at POSTECH, MS in Chemistry at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and PhD in Chemistry at University of Southern California under the guidance of Surya Prakash and Nobel Laureate George Olah. After postdoctoral research with John Hartwig at Yale University, he started independent academic career at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) as an Assistant Professor in 2004. In 2012 Bae relocated his research group to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Bae received a number of awards including New Investigator Award of UNLV (2005), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008), and RPI School of Science Outstanding Research Award (2016). In 2017 Dr. Bae received a $2.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Products Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop innovative solid ion conducting materials for next generation renewable energy conversion and storage technology.

Other affililations: Chemical and Biological Engineering


Other Focus Areas

Clean energy technology, Ion-conducting polymers for energy conversion, Green chemistry


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Chulsung Bae has 119 indexed publications in the subjects of Materials Science, Chemistry, Energy.

Dmytro Serhiichuk, Ding Tian, Mads Radmer Almind, Zongwei Ma, Yifan Xia, Mikkel Rykær Kraglund, Chulsung Bae, Jens Oluf Jensen, David Aili
ACS Applied Energy Materials
, 7
, 2024
, pp.1080-1091
Lauren Zakrzewski, Kanta Das Purkaysta, Chulsung Bae, Catalin R. Picu
ACS Applied Polymer Materials
, 6
, 2024
, pp.5028-5038
Stefan Turan, Sungmin Park, Chang Y. Ryu, Du Yeol Ryu, Chulsung Bae
Journal of Membrane Science
, 700
, 2024
Eun Joo Park, Patric Jannasch, Kenji Miyatake, Chulsung Bae, Kevin Noonan, Cy Fujimoto, Steven Holdcroft, John R. Varcoe, Dirk Henkensmeier, Michael D. Guiver, Yu Seung Kim
Chemical Society Reviews
, 53
, 2024
, pp.5704-5780
Jonghyun Hyun, Hojin Lee, Gisu Doo, Dong Wook Lee, Euntaek Oh, Jeesoo Park, Kyunghwa Seok, Jung Hwan Kim, Chulsung Bae, Hee Tak Kim
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
, 357
, 2024
Lauren Zakrzewski, Chang Y. Ryu, Chulsung Bae, Catalin R. Picu
, 290
, 2024
David Aili, Mikkel Rykær Kraglund, Sinu C. Rajappan, Dmytro Serhiichuk, Yifan Xia, Valadoula Deimede, Joannis Kallitsis, Chulsung Bae, Patric Jannasch, Dirk Henkensmeier, Jens Oluf Jensen
ACS Energy Letters
, 8
, 2023
, pp.1900-1910
Tanya Agarwal, Santosh Adhikari, Yu Seung Kim, Siddharth Komini Babu, Ding Tian, Chulsung Bae, Nguyet N.T. Pham, Seung Geol Lee, Ajay K. Prasad, Suresh G. Advani, Allen Sievert, Wipula Priya Rasika Liyanage, Timothy E. Hopkins, Andrew Park, Rod Borup
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
, 11
, 2023
, pp.9748-9754
Atharwa Thigale, Carrie Trant, Juhong Ahn, Melissa Nelson, Chang Y. Ryu, Chulsung Bae, Sangwoo Lee
, 56
, 2023
, pp.5117-5126
Aniket Raut, Haoyan Fang, Yu Chung Lin, Shi Fu, David Sprouster, Ryuichi Shimogawa, Anatoly I. Frenkel, Chulsung Bae, John C. Douglin, Jaana Lillojad, Kaido Tammeveski, Zhiqiao Zeng, Stoyan Bliznakov, Miriam Rafailovich, Dario R. Dekel
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
, 62
, 2023

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