Nam awarded Air Force Young Investigator grant


Miranda Holloway, MechSE Communications

MechSE Assistant Professor SungWoo Nam was awarded a grant from the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
His project titled “Reconfigurable, Corrugated Graphene Plasmonics” was one of 41 proposals chosen from the 265 submitted to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 
The YIP program is for scientists and engineers across the country who received their PhD in the last five years and show promise for conducting research. The program’s goal is to give young researchers the opportunity to do creative research in science and engineering and offer early career development. 
Nam’s research program at the university is focused on multifunctional engineered nanomaterials and devices. His lab is working on nano-engineering graphene and two-dimensional materials-based nanostructures and devices for multifunctionality. 
He also aims to understand surface characteristics of graphene and 2D materials as well as develop multifunctional mechanical meta-materials and sensor devices.
He joined MechSE in 2012 and is an affiliate of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Nam was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkley, and Harvard University. He earned his PhD in applied physics at Harvard University in 2011 and an MA in physics from Harvard in 2007. Nam also earned his M.Eng in material engineering from Yonsei University in 2005 and his BS in materials science and engineering from Seoul National University in 2002.