Seung Sae Hong, PhD
Department of Applied Physics
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 have been studying 2D oxide materials.
I am starting my research group at the Unversity of California, Davis (Materials Science & Engineering) from January 2020. The research group will focus on 2D quantum and energy materials. Interested students are encouraged to apply for the graduate program at UC Davis MSE and contact me.