Green Ecosystem Engineering Major

Green Ecosystem Engineering

Joon Weon Choi Professor

Green Ecosystem Engineering

Biomass Biorefinery & Bioenergy


Research Paper


Research Project


Technology Transfer


  • B.S., Dept. of Forest Products, Seoul National University, 1991
  • M.S., Dept. of Forest Products, Seoul National University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Dept. of Biology, University of Hamburg Germany, 1999

Professional Experiences

  • Washington State University, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Pullman WA. USA. Postdoctoral Researcher, 1999.12-2002.11
  • Korea Forest Research Institute, Research fellow. 2003.3-2007.8
  • Seoul National University, Dept. Forest Product, Assistant Professor, 2007.8-2011.9
  • Seoul National University, Dept. Forest Product, Associate Professor, 2011.9-2015.2
  • Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, Associate Professor, 2015.3- present

Society Memberships

  • Korea Society of Wood Science and Technology (한국목재공학회)
  • Korea Society of Forest Bioenergy (한국산림바이오에너지학회)

Research Interests

  • Biomass based bioenergy conversion processes
  • - Fast pyrolysis process
  • - Hydrothermal liquefaction
  • - Advanced pretreatment of biomass and bioalcohol production
  • Biooil application and catalytic upgrading
  • Biochar activation and conversion to carbon based materials
  • Biomass Biorefienry
  • Lignin application


  • Topics on plant biomass characteristics
  • Topics on thermochemical conversion of biomass
  • Topics on biomass biorefinery
  • Topics on forest bioenergy