Illustration of sailors doing "desalination" by accounting Alexander of Aphrodisias in AD200

[S. Kalogirou, Prog.Energ.Combust. 2005]

Welcome to Physicochemical Hydrodynamics Lab!

Our research interest lies in understanding of physicochemical hydrodynamic behaviors in Nature. Physicochemical hydrodynamics describes hydrodynamic movements of physical/chemical/electrical/biological components. Applications that can benefit from an improved understanding in this field are desalination, electrochemical systems, and particle manipulations.

Briefly, our current research topics include:

1. fluid dynamics of electro-hydrodynamic instability,

2. ion transport phenomena in electro-membrane desalination,

3. physicochemical hydrodynamics for bio-agent pretreatment.

We are looking for Postdoc and graduate students who are interested in Desalination & Fluid dynamics!

please contact Prof. Rhokyun Kwak (

  • 2019.11: Jinah, Yeonuk & Junbeom received the Grand Prize in the 11th Capstone Design Fair!
  • 2019.11: Minkyu's team received the Second Prize in the X-corps Festival!
  • 2019.11  New paper is published @ Water Research (IF: 7.913)(link)
  • 2019.11  New paper is published @ Soft Matter (IF: 3.399)(link)
  • 2019.11: Minkyu's team received the Participation Award in the Fluid Mechanics Competition in the 2019 KSME Annual Conference
  • 2019.09: Dongho received the Best Presentation Student Award in the 15th Asian Symposium of Visualization
  • 2019.09  New grant: Non-heating Regeneration for Engineering-better Adsorption Heat Pump  (The Alchemist Project-MoTIE)
  • 2019.08  Our sincerest farewell to Dr. Inhee Cho! Goodbye and all the best!
  • 2019.08  New grant: Visualization of Oil Leak (Hyundai NGV)


Hanyang University

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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