Sanghyun Hong



I have been working on environmental and economic impacts of human acts particularly energy production and consumption. My Ph.D research topic was ‘Evaluating the sustainability of future energy mixes’. Before I joined D.E.E.P group, I worked in the University of Birmingham, the U.K. (not U.S.A.) as an Energy Storage Research Fellow. I have an interest in the inter-relation between human acts and environmental changes, and hope to find an answer to a question, ‘how can human and the environment survive together?’ My D.E.E.P research topic will be about the environmental impacts (emissions, pollution, land use etc.) of energy production, energy consumption, food demand and urbanisation.


Postdoctoral research fellow

“Undertaking research into the impact of energy development and urbanisation on land-use change, using historical analysis and model-based stochastic forecasts.”

I’m working in the D.E.E.P research group supported by an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship grant to Prof. Barry Brook. This will focus on large-scale data analysis and computer modelling-simulations. My research topic focuses on sectoral analyses of energy/fuels and urbanisation, as well as model-based integration of outputs from complementary research streams.



Brook, B.W., Orcid, T. B., Wigley, T. M. L. & Hong, S. (2018) Silver Buckshot or Bullet: Is a Future “Energy Mix” Necessary? Sustainability 10(2): 302. DOI: 10.3390/su10020302

Hong, S., Qvist, S. & Brook, B.W. (2018) Economic and environmental costs of replacing nuclear fission with solar and wind energy in Sweden. Energy Policy 112: 56-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.013

Hong, S. & Brook, B.W. (2018) A nuclear- to-gas transition in South Korea: Is it environmentally friendly or economically viable? Energy Policy 112: 67-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.012

Hong, S., Bradshaw, C. J. & Brook, B.W. (2015) Global zero-carbon energy pathways using viable mixes of nuclear and renewables. Applied Energy 143: 451-459DOI: 10.1016/h.apenergy.2015.01.006

Hong, S., Bradshaw, C. J. & Brook, B.W. (2014) South Korean energy scenarios show how nuclear power can reduce future energy and environmental costs. Energy Policy 74: 569-578. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.05.054

Hong, S., Bradshaw, C. J. & Brook, B.W. (2014) Nuclear power can reduce emissions and maintain a strong economy: rating Australia’s optimal future electricity-generation mix by technologies and policies. Applied Energy. 712. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.09.062

Hong, S., Bradshaw, C. J. & Brook, B.W. (2013) Evaluating options for the future energy mix of Japan after the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Energy Policy 56: 418-424. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.01.002i

Hong, S., Bradshaw, C. J. & Brook, B.W. (2013) Evaluating options for sustainable energy mixes in South Korea using scenario analysis. Energy (C): 237. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.01.002

Chengfan Cao, Hong, S., Jae-Boong Choi, Young-Jin Kim, Seunghyun Baik, Eung-Soo Hwang, Hye-Jin Jung, Chang-Yong Cha (2006) Nanotube Molecular Probes: DNA Hybridization using Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Biomarkers. 2006 5th IEEE Conference on Sensors, Sensors, 2006. 5th IEEE Conference on, 1272.

Eung-Soo Mwang, Cheng-Fan Cao, Hong, S., Hye-Jin Jung, Chang-Yong Cha, Jac-Boons Choi, Young-Jin Kim, Seung-Hyun Baik (2006) Nano-Bio Applications Using Carbon Nanotube-Biomolecule Conjugates

Conference presentations

Hong, S. (2012) Energy scenarios in South Korea & Nuclear-free pathways in Japan, Poster presentation (Frontiers of Science by Australian Academy of Science in 2012)

Hong, S. (2015) The role of different energy storage technologies for future energy mixes in South Korea, Poster presentation (UK Energy Storage Conference, 2015)

Hong, S., Radcliffe, J. (2016) A framework for evaluating the role of electrical energy storage for future energy mixes in the UK, Oral presentation (Offshore energy and storage symposium in Malta in July 2016)



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