Group Members

Jiwoong Park

Jiwoong Park

Professor

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Office: GCIS E219
Phone: (773)-834-3179

Jiwoong Park is a Professor in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. His current research interests are studying the physical and chemical properties of nanoscale materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. His group’s research frequently appears on prestigious journals such as Nature, Science and Nature Nanotechnology. Professor Park is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2008), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2009) and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2010).

He received a B.S. degree in physics from Seoul National University (1996) and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley (2003; advisor: Professor Paul McEuen). Before coming to the University of Chicago in 2016, he was one of the first Junior Rowland Fellows at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University (2003-2006) and was a assistant (2006-2012) professor and associate professor (2012-2016, with tenure) at Cornell University. Park currently serves as an Associate Editor of Nano Letters.

Dr. Yu Zhong

Dr. Yu Zhong

CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
yuzhong@uchicago.edu

Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Area: Hybrid 2D/organic materials

 

Dr. Jong Hoon Kang

Dr. Jong Hoon Kang

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
johnkang@uchicago.edu

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S./M.S., Seoul National University
Research Area: Novel 2D material systems and 2D/3D heterostructures

 

Dr. Myungjae Lee

Dr. Myungjae Lee

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
myungjae@uchicago.edu

Ph.D., Seoul National University
Research Area: Optoelectronics of 2D materials

 

 

Dr. Jaehyung Yu

Dr. Jaehyung Yu

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
jaehyungyu@uchicago.edu

Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
B.S., KAIST
Research Area: 2D Materials-Based Active Membranes

 

 

Dr. Tomojit Chowdhury

Dr. Tomojit Chowdhury

KADANOFF-RICE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
chowdhuryt@uchicago.edu

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research Area: Low-Dimensional Molecular Materials

 

 

Preeti Poddar

Preeti Poddar

GRADUATE STUDENT (Chem)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
pkpoddar@uchicago.edu

M.S., Indian Institute of Science Education & Research

Research Area: Polymer-Free Lithography of 2D Materials

 

Shi En Kim

Shi En Kim

GRADUATE STUDENT (PME)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
shienkim@uchicago.edu

B.S., California Institute of Technology

Research Area: Engineering Extreme Thermal Anisotropy in Multilayer vdW Heterostructures

Fauzia Mujid

Fauzia Mujid

GRADUATE STUDENT (Chem)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
fauziamujid@uchicago.edu

B.S., Benedictine University

Research Area: Self-Assembled 2D Molecular Crystals

Josh Portner

Josh Portner

GRADUATE STUDENT JOINTLY W/ TALAPIN GROUP (Chem)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
jportner@uchicago.edu

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Research Area: Nanocrystal, Nanoplatelet, and 2D Material Hybrid Heterostructure Design and Characterization

 

Baorui Cheng

Baorui Cheng

GRADUATE STUDENT (Chem)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
baorui@uchicago.edu

B.S., Nanjing University

Research Area: Hybrid 2D/organic materials

 

Andrew Ye

Andrew Ye

GRADUATE STUDENT (PME)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
andrewye@uchicago.edu

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Research Area: Automated Manufacturing of Complex vdW Solids, Floating MoS₂ Systems

Ce Liang

Ce Liang

GRADUATE STUDENT (PME)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
liangce@uchicago.edu

B.S., Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Research Area: Epitaxial Patterned Regrowth of 2D Semiconductors

 

Jack LeGrow

Jack LeGrow

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (Physics, Applied Mathematics)

Office: 007 Jones Laboratory
jdlegrow@uchicago.edu

 

Alumni

Past Graduate Students

Hui Gao (2014 – 2020)
Ph.D in Materials Chemistry
Current Position: Process Engineer at Lam Research

Kan-Heng Lee (2013 – 2019)
Ph.D in Applied Physics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Chicago
kl692 at uchicago.edu

Professor Yimo Han (2013 – 2018)
Ph.D. in Eng. Physics / Applied Physics
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University
yh76 at rice.edu

Professor Saien Xie (2012 – 2018)
Ph.D. in Applied Physics
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials
saienxie at princeton.edu

Lujie Huang (2011-2017)
Ph.D in Physical Chemistry
Current Position: Senior Process Engineer at Lam Research

Joel Sleppy (2011 – 2013)
M.S. in Applied Physics (2014)
Current Position: Software Developer

Dr. Lola Brown (2010 – 2015)
Ph.D in Chemistry (2015)
Current Position: Integration Engineer at Intel Corporation, Israel

Dr. Robin Havener (2009 – 2014)
Ph.D in Applied Physics (2014)
Current Position: Product Design Engineer at Google, Ontario, Canada

Mike Segal (2008 – 2011)
M.S. in Chemistry (2010)
Current Position: Medical student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Mark P. Levendorf (2008 – 2013)
Ph.D in Chemistry (2014)
Current Position: MTS at HRL Laboratories

Daniel Joh (2007 – 2010)
B.A., in Chemistry (2008) and M. Eng. (2010)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, MD/PhD student at Duke University

Dr. LiHong H. Herman (2006 – 2013)
Ph.D in Applied Physics (2013)
Current Position: Senior Manager, JUUL Labs

Professor Adam Wei Tsen (2006 – 2012)
Ph.D in Applied Physics (2013)
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo, Canada
awtsen at uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Carlos S. Ruiz-Vargas (2006 – 2012)
Ph.D in Applied Physics (2013)
Current Position: R&D Scientist at Meter

Past Postdoctoral Researchers

Professor Andrew Mannix (2017 – 2020)
Ph.D, Northwestern University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University
ajmannix at stanford.edu

Dr. Chibeom Park
Ph.D., Pohang University of Science and Technology
Current Position: Staff Engineer at Samsung Electronics Semiconductor Research Center, South Korea

Professor Lei Wang
Ph.D., Columbia University
Current Position: Professor of Physics at Nanjing University, China
leiwang at nju.edu.cn

Professor Joonki Suh
Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST, South Korea

Professor Jae-Ung Lee
Ph.D., Sogang University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physics at Ajou University, South Korea
jaeunglee at ajou.ac.kr

Professor Long Ju
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physics at MIT
longju at mit.edu

Professor Kibum Kang
Ph.D., Pohang University of Science and Technology
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, South Korea
kibumkang at kaist.ac.kr

Professor Cheol Joo Kim
PhD, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
kimcj at postech.ac.kr

Professor Marcos Guimarães
PhD, University of Groningen
Current Position: Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Netherlands
m.h.guimaraes at rug.nl

Professor Huseyin Kurt (2005-2006)
PhD in Physics, Michigan State University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Engineering Physics at Medeniyet University, Turkey
huseyin.kurt at medeniyet.edu.tr

Professor Yeonghwan Ahn (2003 – 2006)
Ph.D in Physics, Seoul National University
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physics at Ajou Univeristy, South Korea
ahny at ajou.ac.kr

Professor Sang-Yong Ju (2008 – 2011)
Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of Conneticut
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Yonsei University, South Korea
syju at yonsei.ac.kr

Professor Zenghui Wang (2010 – 2012)
Ph. D. in Physics, University of Washington
Current Position: Professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Professor Matthew W. Graham (2010-2013)
Ph.D in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physics at Oregon State University
graham at physics.oregonstate.edu

Professor Kin-Fai Mak (2012 – 2014)
Ph.D, Columbia University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Physics at Cornell University
km627 at cornell.edu

Dr. Yui Ogawa (2014 – 2015)
Ph.D, Kyushu University
Current Position: Researcher at NTT Basic Research Laboratories

Visitors

Professor Hee Cheul Choi (July 2010 – June 2011)
Ph.D, Purdue University
Current Position: Department of Chemistry, POSTECH, Korea
choihc at postech.edu

Professor Yasumitsu Miyata (July 2012 – Sepetember 2012)
Ph.D, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Current Position: Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
miyata at nagoya-u.jp

Chibeom Park
B.S., POSTECH, Materials Science and Engineering
Visiting Student 2010-2011

Past Undergraduate Researchers

Tyler Werner
University of Chicago (’21 Physics, Molecular Engineering)
Current Position: PhD Student at Yale, Applied Physics

Niklas Ovaskainen
University of Chicago (’21)

Maritha Wang
University of Chicago (’20 Chemistry)
Current Position: PhD Student at Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering

Zachary Ziegler
Cornell University (’17 Applied and Engineering Physics)
Current Position: Harvard University

Dong Ki Kim
Cornell University (’16 Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Yonghun Lee
Cornell University (’16 Applied and Engineering Physics)

Michal Wojcik
Cornell University (’13 Chemistry)
Current Position: Ph.D UC Berkeley, Chemistry, Senior Life Sciences Specialist at L.E.K Consulting

Samuel Pell
Cornell University (’13 Chemistry)

Shivank Garg
Cornell University (’10 Chemistry)
Current Position: Medical student at Wake Forest university

Nate Johnson
Cornell University (’10)

Yoon Ji Kim
Cornell University (’10 Chemistry)
Current Position: Medical student at SUNY at Brooklyn, NYC