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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jai Pil Choi , Ph.D.

Office Location: Science Building Room 256
Office Phone: 559.278.2683


Dr. Jai-Pil Choi is a professor of Analytical Chemistry with expertise in electrochemistry and nanomaterials science. He earned his doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, and then completed his postdoctoral training with support from National Science Foundation – Science and Technology Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining the chemistry department in 2007.

Areas of Specialty

Dr. Choi teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry such as CHEM 106 and CHEM 226, and directs both undergraduate and graduate research.

The Choi lab is conducting extensive investigations of nanoscopic chemical materials, and Dr. Choi’s research interests include:

  • Synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles,
  • Electrocatalysis for fuel cells,
  • Sensor development based on electrogenerated chemiluminescence, electron transport, and molecular spectroscopy,
  • Electron or energy transfer between donors and acceptors in the molecular and nanoparticle systems.