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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

 

Choongho Yu, Ph.D.

Associate professor

Gulf/Oil Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Material Science Engineering

Texas A&M University

Mechanical Engineering Office Building, Room 321

TAMU 3123

College station, Texas 77843 USA

Email: chyu at tamu.edu

Phone: 979-862-1073

 

Experience

2013~Present: Associate professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Material Science & Eng., Texas A&M Univ.

2007~2013: Assistant professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Material Science & Eng., Texas A&M Univ.

2005~2007: Postdoctoral researcher, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2004: Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1999

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1997

 

Teaching

MEEN 315 Principle of Thermodynamics

MEEN 461 Heat Transfer

MEEN 401 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design

MEEN 404 Engineering Laboratory

MEEN 631 Microscale Thermodynamics

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Abdullah S Tazebay

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Mechanical engineering, Ege university, Izmir, Turkey

M.S., Mechanical engineering , Ege university, Izmir, Turkey

 

Magnesium silicide thermoelectric materials

Woongchul Choi

Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea

 

Flexible polymer nanocomposites for energy transport and conversion applications

Suk Lae Kim

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

 

Development of thermoelectric energy harvesting modules for biomedical and chemical agent sensors

Su-In Yi

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Graduate School of EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability),

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

B.S., Electrical Engineering, SungKyunKwan University, Suwon, Korea

 

Theoretical and experimental study of thermoelectric transport behaviors of nanostructured materials

Jui-Hung Hsu

Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Fundamental study of electronic and phononic transport at the interface of 1D & 2D materials and organic/inorganic materials

Gang Yang

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

B.S., Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

 

Novel electrode design for fuel cells and Li-S batteries

 

Jian Tan

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City, New York

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

 

Electrode design for Li-S and Li-Air batteries; Membrane development for water desalination

 

Yifan Liu
M.S. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
B.S., Materials Physics, Shandong University, Shandong, China

 

Membrane development for water desalination

 

 

VISITING SCHOLAR

 

Dr. Subrata Kundu

Scientist: CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, India

Visiting Faculty and Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellow

 

Post Doc., Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Texas A&M Univ., College Station, USA

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Kharagpur, INDIA

B. Sc and M.Sc., Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA

 

Synthesis and experimental study on the thermoelectric transport behaviors of Sn and Mg based nanostructured materials.

 

 

ALUMNI

 

Heng Gu (M.S., 2008 Fall)

A numerical simulation of thermal and electrical properties of nano-fiber network polymer composites using percolation theory and Monte Carlo method

Yunki Gwak (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Thermal transport measurement of silicon-germanium nanowires

Dasaroyong Kim (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Segregated network polymer-carbon nanotubes composites for thermoelectrics

Jongbok Park (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Synthesis of titanium dioxide hetero-structures for photovoltaic energy conversion

Vinay Narayanunni (M.S., 2010 Spring)

Transport properties of nanocomposites

Wonchang Park (M.S., 2010 Summer)

Synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposites for energy applications

Marion Okoth (M.S., 2010 Summer)

Synthesis of thermal interface materials made of metal decorated carbon nanotubes and polymers

Dallas Freeman (M.S., 2012 Spring)

N-type thermoelectric performance of functionalized carbon nanotube-filled polymer composites

Fang Hu (M.S., 2012 Spring)

Synthesis and characterization of magnesium-silicon and magnesium-tin solid solutions for thermoelectric applications

Yeontack Ryu (Ph.D., 2012 Fall)

Energy carrier transport in surface-modified carbon nanotubes

Liang Yin (Ph.D., 2013 Summer)

Thermal and electrical transport study of one dimensional nanomaterials

Kyungwho Choi (Ph.D., 2013 Fall)

Thermoelectric behavior of flexible organic nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes

Swathi Manda (M.S., 2014 Spring)

Synthesis and characterization of polymer composites containing aligned conducting polymers and carbon nanotubes

Xiong Pu (Ph.D., 2014 Summer)

High energy density cathode for lithium batteries: from LiCoO2 to sulfur

Sang Won Jee (Postdoc, 2013~2015)

Li-Air batteries

Hong Wang (Postdoc, 2012~2015)

Polymer composites and their electrical and thermal transport properties

Henry Lin (M.S., 2016 Summer)

Functionalized carbon nanotube sponge as sulfur reservoir for lithium sulfur battery

Burak Celal Ayyildiz (M.S., 2016 Summer)

Fuel cell development with non-precious metal catalysts

 

 

PAST VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Dong Yeon Lee, Professor, Yeungnam University, Korea, 2013-2014.

Samhyeon Yoo, Professor, Korea Military Academy, Korea, 2012-2013.

Tae Wook Kim, Professor, KyungPook National University, Korea, 2009-2010.

 

 

Last updated: 2016-09