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Small Strokes

Our Research Group

We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our group. 

Academic Degrees

  • 2014-2017       PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Thesis Title: “Modelling of reverse osmosis membrane process and transport phenomena: from feed spacers to large-scale plants”
    Thesis Supervisors: Professor Xiao Yun Xu & Professor Claire S. Adjiman


  • 2009-2011       MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, South Korea
    Thesis Title: “Forward osmosis desalination process: modelling and simulation”
    Thesis Supervisor: Professor Dae Ryook Yang


  • 2004-2009       BSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, South Korea


Boram Gu


  • September 2020 - Present           Assistant Professor at School of Chemical Engineering in Chonnam National University

  • March 2019 - July 2019                 Postdoctoral Researcher at Applied Science Research Institute in KAIST

  • April 2017 - November 2019        Research Associate at Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

  • September 2012 - August 2013   Research Assistant at Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University

Group Leader

Academic & Professional Service

   Journal Editorial Board

  • Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Transport Phenomena)

   Conference Organisation

  • National organizing committee, The 13th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems (DYCOPS), Busan, Republic of Korea, 14-17 June 2022.

  • Organising committee for UK-China Newton Fund British Council Researcher Links Workshop, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 10-12 September 2019.


  • Selected participants in Asian Deans' Forum 2018: Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. October 2018.

  • Travel grant awarded at the 2nd Joint Meeting of the International Society of Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis and the Plasminogen Activation Workshop, Edinburgh, UK. September 2018.

  • 1st Prize for Best Vascular Simulation Work at Young Researchers' Conference 2018, London, UK, July 2018.

  • Fully funded PhD scholarship awarded by BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM). April 2013 - March 2017. Imperial College London, UK.

  • Scholarship awarded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service). September-December 2008. Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany.

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