HONG YONG SOHN portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Research Statement

Chemical Synthesis of Inorganic Nanomaterials, Hydrogen Storage Materials Development, Metallurgical Process Engineering, Fluid

Research Keywords

  • plasma processing and synthesis
  • nanopowder
  • ironmaking
  • flash reaction

Research Groups

  • Ricardo Morales, Visiting Faculty. 08/01/2016 - 05/31/2017.

Presentations

  • Numerous presentations. See CV in this FAR. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/14/2017.

Languages

  • Korean, fluent.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • A Novel Flash Ironmaking Process. PI: H.Y. Sohn. U.S. DOE, 09/01/2012 - 12/01/2016. Total project budget to date: $10,600,000.00
  • Aerosol dynamics of zinc fume in steelmaking off-gas cleaning systems. PI: H.Y. Sohn. ArceloMittal Co., 04/28/2010 - 04/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $365,000.00
  • VANADIUM RECOVERY. PI: SOHN,HONG YONG. RESH INST OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENC, 02/01/2011 - 11/30/2011. Total project budget to date: $82,608.00
  • MAGNESIUM CROWN MELTING. PI: SOHN,HONG YONG. RESH INST OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENC, 02/01/2011 - 11/30/2011. Total project budget to date: $86,956.00
  • WOLLASTONITE. PI: SOHN,HONG YONG. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00
  • SUSPENSION IRONMAKING TECHNOL. PI: SOHN,HONG YONG. AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTIT, 01/01/2008 - 04/16/2012. Total project budget to date: $2,493,079.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Asia
  • Europe
  • South America

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Plasma reactor; Drop-tube reactor; Large flash furnace; Computerized Sieverts' apparatus; Thermogravimetric analysis unit; High-temperature tublular furnaces; Computational Fluid-dynamics and process simulation expertise.

Patents

  • Hydrogen Storage in a Combined MXA1H6/M'Y(NH2)Z System and Methods of Making and Using the Same (#8,147,796). Status: Issued. Inventors: Zhigang Zak Z. Fang, Jun Lu, Hong Yong Sohn. File date 05/05/2009; Issue date 04/03/2012. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.

Publications

  • Numerous other articles. Please see the CV available in this FAR. Published, 12/2011.
  • H. Y. Sohn, M. Olivas-Martinez, S. Perez-Fontes, and T. A. Ring, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Nanopowder Production by Chemical Vapor Synthesis Process,” Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (TIMM C), 120, 224-228 (2011). Published, 11/2011.
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  • Asad H. Sahir, JoAnn S. Lighty, and H. Y. Sohn, “Kinetics of Copper Oxidation in the Air Reactor of a Chemical Looping Combustion System using the Law of Additive Reaction Times,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., accepted. Accepted, 10/2011.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie201577g
  • Haruka K. Pinegar, Michael S. Moats, and H. Y. Sohn, “Flow Sheet Development, Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology Based on Natural Gas: Part I. Flow Sheet and Simulation for Ironmaking with Reformerless Natural Gas,” Ironmaking Steelmaking, accepted. Accepted, 09/2011.
  • Haruka K. Pinegar, Michael S. Moats, and H. Y. Sohn, “Flow Sheet Development, Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology Based on Natural Gas: Part II. Flow Sheets and Simulation for Ironmaking Combined with Steam-Methane Reforming,” Ironmaking Steelmaking, accepted. Accepted, 09/2011.
  • Haruka K. Pinegar, Michael S. Moats, and H. Y. Sohn, “Flow Sheet Development, Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology Based on Natural Gas: Part III: Economic Feasibility Analysis,” Ironmaking Steelmaking, accepted. Accepted, 09/2011.
  • S. E. Perez-Fontes and H. Y. Sohn, “Three Dimensional CFD-Population Balance Simulation of a Chemical Vapor Synthesis Reactor for Aluminum Nanopowder: Nucleation, Surface Growth and Coagulation,” Metall. Mater. Trans. B, accepted. Accepted, 09/2011.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/1073-5615
  • Haitao Wang and H. Y. Sohn, “Effect of CaO and SiO2 on Swelling and Iron Whisker Formation during the Reduction of Iron Oxide Compact,” Ironmaking Steelmaking, 38, 447-452 (2011). Published, 08/2011.
  • Haitao Wang and H. Y. Sohn, “Effects of Firing and Reduction Conditions on Swelling and Iron Whisker Formation during the Reduction of Iron Oxide Compact,” ISIJ Intl., 51, 906–912 (2011). Published, 06/2011.
  • H. Y. Sohn and S. Emami,” Kinetics of Dehydrogenation of the Mg-Ti-H Hydrogen Storage System,” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36, 8344-8350 (2011). Published, 06/2011.
  • Chemical Vapor Synthesis of Inorganic Nanopowders. In press, 06/2011.
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  • Haruka K. Pinegar, Michael S. Moats, and H. Y. Sohn, “Process Simulation and Economic Feasibility Analysis for a Hydrogen-Based Novel Suspension Ironmaking Technology,” Steel Res. Int’l., 82, (8), 951–963 (2011). Published, 04/2011.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/srin.20...
  • Jae Woo Ahn, Dong Wha Chung, Ki Woong Lee, Jong-Gwan Ahn, and H. Y. Sohn, “Nitric Acid Leaching of Base Metals from Waste PDP Electrode Scrap and Recovery of Ruthenium Content from Leached Residues,” Material Transactions, 52, 1063-1069 (2011). Published, 03/2011.
  • Y. J. Choi, J. Lu, H. Y. Sohn, and Z. Z. Fang, “Reaction Mechanisms in the Li3AlH6-LiBH4 and Al-LiBH4 Systems for Reversible Hydrogen Storage - Part 1: H-capacity and Role of Al,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (13), 6040–6047 (2011). Published, 03/2011.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp109112t
  • Y. J. Choi, J. Lu, H. Y. Sohn, Z. Z. Fang, Chul Kim, R. C. Bowman Jr., and Sonjong Hwang, “Reaction Mechanisms in the Li3AlH6-LiBH4 and Al-LiBH4 Systems for Reversible Hydrogen Storage - Part 2: Solid State NMR studies,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (13), 6048–6056 (2011). Published, 03/2011.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp109113f
  • H. Y. Sohn, N. Dyussekenov, and S. S. Park, “Penetration Behavior of an Annular Gas-Solid Jet Impinging on a Liquid Bath,” World of Metallurgy – ERZMETALL, 64, No. 1, 31-38 (2011). Published, 01/2011.
  • Georgina De Micco, Ana Bohe, and H. Y. Sohn, "Intrinsic Kinetics of Chlorination of WO3 Particles with Cl2 Gas Between 973 and 1223 K (700ºC and 950ºC)," Metall. Mater. Trans. B, Metall. Mater. Trans. B, 42B, 316-323 (2011). Published, 01/2011.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/j704h424180471...
  • H. Y. Sohn and Silvia Perez-Fontes, “Application of the Law of Additive Reaction Times to Fluid-Solid Reactions in Porous Pellets with Changing Effective Diffusivity,” Metall. Mater. Trans. B, 41B, 1261-1267 (2010). Published, 08/2010.
    http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=arti...
  • See CV. Other, 2010.