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College Offers New International Research Experience in South Korea

September 27, 2022
The College of Engineering and Computer Science now offers a new National Science Foundation International Research Experience for Students program, which is designed for engineering and science majors who are interested in conducting research and exploring a new culture through an immersive experience that begins in summer 2023. This IRES program, officially titled “Low-Dimensional Materials…

Another Record Year for UCF — 8 NSF CAREER Award Winners

June 13, 2022
The U.S. National Science Foundation has named eight UCF professors 2022 NSF CAREER award recipients. All of the recipients are engineers by training who are working on interdisciplinary projects that aim to improve health or to develop new technology that promises to improve our lives. The awardees represent the most promising junior researchers in the…

Four MSE Faculty Members Receive Promotion and Tenure

June 3, 2022
Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48 earned tenure for the 2021-22 cycle following a rigorous evaluation process. Four of these faculty are from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service. UCF’s…

UCF Researchers Create Brain-like Devices to Enable AI in Remote Regions and Space

April 14, 2022
Researchers at the University of Central Florida are developing new devices that will allow artificial intelligence (AI) to work from anywhere, without connecting to the internet. This means technology ranging from natural language processing programs, like Siri or Alexa to robots and other advanced applications, could work in remote regions of the globe or even…

Three Researchers Selected for NSF CAREER Award

April 11, 2022
Three researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected for the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This breaks a record for the total amount of CAREER grants received by MSE researchers during one award cycle. The recipients of this year’s awards are assistant professors YeonWoong Jung, Tengfei Jiang and Mehdi Razavi.…

Graduate Student Takes First Place at Statewide Competition

April 22, 2019
Successful UCF graduate students from this year’s Graduate Research Forum and 3-Minute Thesis Competitions presented their research and competed for top honors in the state this week at the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium, hosted by the Florida International University on behalf of the Florida Council of Graduate Deans, aims to promote the…

Jung Featured on Cover of Research Journal

September 12, 2018
Yeonwoong Jung’s recent manuscript on corrugated two-dimensional materials was published in Applied Materials and Interfaces, and was featured on the cover of the research journal. View the journal cover here.

Jung’s Research Featured on WFTV

April 8, 2018
Yeonwoong “Eric” Jung’s lab was visited by WFTV to showcase the oil-absorbing sponges  developed in his research group. Watch the segment below.

Research Article Selected as Top 100 Scientific Reports Chemistry Paper

April 3, 2018
A research article written by Yeonwoong “Eric” Jung and his research team has been selected as one of the top 100 most-read chemistry papers for Scientific Reports in 2017. The article titled  “Noble metal-coated MoS2 nanofilms with vertically-aligned 2D layers for visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation of emerging water contaminants” reports the efficient removal of harmful water…

Jung Published in Nano Letters

February 16, 2018
Two-dimensional semiconductors with near atom thickness present an unusual combination of extremely high mechanical bendability and superior electrical and optical properties, rendering unprecedented opportunities for flexible electronics and optoelectronics. More interestingly, heterogeneously integrating one 2-D semiconductor on top of the other achieving vertical stacks of 2-D “hetero” structures is envisioned to project even more exciting…