Dohyung was awarded the Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science from the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society for his pioneering contributions to understanding the intricate dynamics of nanoparticle surfaces and interfaces in electrochemical environments and its profound influence on reactions of renewable carbons. He gave an award talk at the 98th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held at the University of Washington.