I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University (webpage).

My research interests lie in electronic properties of 2D layered chalcogenides and other 2D nanosheets for fundamental understanding of quantum-mechanical electronic orders and potential future electronic applications.   In particular, I'm fascinated by the intricate relationship between the atomic structure, composition and the emerging electronic properties.

Tools I use for my research are VS and VLS growth, advanced, analytical electron microscopy techniques (S/TEM, EELS, tomography, in-situ TEM), and transport  of 2D chalcogenide nanodevices.

About Me:

I was born in Seoul, Korea, and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada when I was in high school.  I received my bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from Simon Fraser University, perched on Burnaby Mountain.  Then, I moved to cold Ithaca, NY to study all things small at Cornell University.  After 6 long winters, I received my Ph.D. in Applied & Engineering Physics.  I spent 4 years in San Francisco, sunny CA, working in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University as a post-doc, where I made 2D chalcogenide nanomaterials and study their electronic properties.

I am an assistant professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale (webpage).  My lab is in the West Campus and I am affiliated with the Yale's Energy Science Institute.  Interested post-doc candidates are encouraged to apply [ad].  The position will start in the fall of 2013.