Control of Nanomaterials for Electronic, Energy and Biotech Applications

ChEMS Seminar

Featuring: Dr. Sungho Jin


Materials Science & Engineering Program

University of California, San Diego

The building block of nanotechnology is the nanomaterials.  The fascination and great technical promises associated with nanoscale materials are based on the significant changes in their fundamental physical and chemical properties.  For eventual engineering applications of nanomaterials, an ability to control not only their intrinsic structures and properties but also their configurations, precise placements and reproducibility are essential.

In this talk, some unique examples of controlling the structure, geometry and properties of nanomaterials such as Ti-oxide nanotubes, carbon nanotubes, magnetic nano-islands and nanoparticles, and semiconductor nanopillars will be described in relation to potential electronic, chemical, mechanical, energy  and biotech applications. The discussion topics include solar cells and other energy applications of nanomaterials, nanoelectronics arrays, ultra-high-density lithography, magnetic information storage, stem cell control and therapeutics, bone growth, and cardiovascular applications of nanomaterials.


Dr. Jin  received his  Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.  He then joined Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, New Jersey and carried out research for 26 years. He joined UC San Diego in 2002 and is currently a Distinguished Professor, serving as Director of UCSD-wide Materials Science & Engineering Program.  His research interests and activities include R&D of nano materials, energy materials, bio materials/medical device materials, magnetic materials, and electronic materials. 

Dr. Jin has published over 300 papers (including 10 articles in Nature, Science or Nature Materials) with more than 12,000 SCI citations, has given  ~130 invited talks at various major technical meetings, and has ~200 US patents issued or pending.  He is a member of the US National Academy of  Engineering (elected in 1999), Fellow of American Physical Society (2003), Fellow of American Society for Metals (1994), was elected to join the rank of  100-living-member TMS Fellows in 2000, Inaugural MRS Fellow (2008), and received various awards including John Bardeen Award (2007), Nano 50 Award (2005), Ho-Am Engineering Prize (2000), and Albert-Sauveur Achievement Award (2009).