Nam named TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow
MechSE Assistant Professor SungWoo Nam has been named a 2018 Early Career Faculty Fellow by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). The award recognizes assistant professors for their accomplishments that have advanced the academic institution where employed, and for their efforts to broaden the technological profile of TMS.
A co-recipient of the award, Nam will be formally honored at the TMS-AIME annual awards ceremony in March 2018. As part of the award, he will present a lecture titled, “Designing and Shaping Nano-materials via Controlled Mechanical Deformations,” at the Young Professional Luncheon. He will also help organize a symposium for the TMS 2019 annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Nam earned his PhD in applied physics in 2011 from Harvard University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, before joining MechSE in fall 2012.
His current research program pursues innovations in controlled deformation (i.e., ‘architecturing’) of atomically-thin, two-dimensional (2D) materials to explore how unique shapes of atomically-thin materials enable new functionalities. In particular, his research group studies mechanical self-assembly of folded and crumpled graphene and two-dimensional materials for strain-tolerant and flexible/stretchable forms of sensors for biotic and abiotic investigations.