Seung Sae Hong, PhD
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Davis
My research focuses on materials physics of low-dimensional quantum materials. By combining atomic-scale materials synthesis and nanomaterial manipulation, I aim to design and harness the emergent properties from artificial material platforms. The current and previous research topics include complex oxides, topological insulators, and 1D/2D nanomaterials.
I was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. I attended Seoul National University to study physics as my undergraduate major. Then I moved to northern California for my doctoral study at Stanford University. During my graduate research (Advisor: Prof. Yi Cui), I worked on diverse materials in nanoscale, with an emphasis on topological insulators/2D chalcogenides. After my PhD, I joined the Harold Hwang research group at Stanford as a postdoctoral scholar, where I studied 2D oxide materials.
I joined the Unversity of California, Davis (Materials Science & Engineering) in January 2020. My research group focuses on 2D quantum and energy materials. Interested students are encouraged to apply for the graduate program at UC Davis MSE and contact me.