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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

 

Choongho Yu

Choongho Yu, Ph.D.

Professor

Sallie and Don Davis '61 Faculty Fellow II

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Material Science Engineering

Texas A&M University

MEOB, Room 321

TAMU 3123

College station, Texas 77843 USA

Email: chyu at tamu.edu

Phone: 979-862-1073

 

Experience

2007~Present: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Material Science & Eng., Texas A&M Univ.

2005~2007: Postdoc, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Adviser: Dr. Arun Majumdar)

2004: Postdoc, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (Adviser: Dr. Arun Majumdar)

 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2004 (Adviser: Dr. Li Shi)

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1999 (Adviser: Dr. Jae Kyung Shim)

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 439 Solar Energy Engineering

MEEN 631 Microscale Thermodynamics

MEEN 689 Solar Energy Engineering

 

POSTDOCS

 

Ahrum Sohn

Ph.D., Physics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

M.S., Physics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Physics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

 

Energy conversion and transport

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

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 batteries

 

Myunghwan Jeong

Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

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

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

Energy conversion and storage

Peng Wu

Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

M.S., Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China

Carbon nanotube electrodes and electrochemical cells

Juran Noh

Ph.D. candidate, Material Science and Engineering

M.S., Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

B.S., Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Li metal anodes and polymer electrolytes

Yufan Zhang

Yufan Zhang

Ph.D. candidate, Material Science and Engineering

M.S., Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

B.S., Chemical Engineering and Technology, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Thermal-to-electrical energy conversion and electrochemical cells

Anirban Chakraborty

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University, South Dakota, USA

B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India

Thermal energy storage with phase change materials

Md Zahidul Islam

Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Carbon based electrode design and electrochemical cells

Jooyoung Lee

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kyung-Hee University, Yong-In, Korea

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kyung-Hee University, Yong-In, Korea

 

Electrochemical cells

D. Aiden Kang

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Electrochemical systems

 

Mingxin Dong

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

 

Multiscale simulation for energy storage systems

Hyunji Park

Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering

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

B.S., Advanced Materials Engineering for Information and Electronics, Kyung-Hee University, Yong-In, Korea

 

Electrochemical cells

Shih-Yang Chang

Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

B.S., Undergraduate Honors Program of Nano Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

Batteries

 

ALUMNI

 

Jieun Hwang (Postdoc., 2020-2021)

Porous media for Li-ion batteries

Daehoon Kang (Postdoc., 2020)

Energy system and heat transfer

Mehdi Habibollahzadeh (M.S., 2020 Spring)

Thesis: Creating hydrophilic water pathway on membrane with straight pores

Aqeel Mohammed Abdul Mageeth (M.S., 2019 Summer)

Thesis: Thermally chargeable supercapacitor with charging and discharging cycles for wearable and IoT electronics

Jui-Hung Hsu (Ph.D., 2018 Spring)

Thesis: Electronic and thermoelectric properties at the interface of organic thermoelectric materials

Su-In Yi (Ph.D., 2017 Fall)

Thesis: Thermoelectric properties of magnesium silicide-stannide solid solution of various phase structures

Woongchul Choi (Ph.D., 2017 Summer)

Thesis: Synthesis and fabrication of carbon nanotube based composite materials for fuel cell catalyst and ultra-resilient aerogel

Gang Yang (Ph.D., 2017 Summer)

Thesis: Design of graphitic carbon materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage

Suk Lae Kim (Ph.D., 2017 Spring)

Thesis: Thermally driven energy conversion and storage based on organic nanocomposites

Yifan Liu (M.S., 2016 Fall)

Thesis: High-performance reverse osmosis membrane enabled by nanofillers and surface modification

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

Thesis: Fuel cell development with non-precious metal catalysts

Henry Lin (M.S., 2016 Summer)

Thesis: Functionalized carbon nanotube sponge as sulfur reservoir for lithium sulfur battery

Sang Won Jee (Postdoc, 2013~2015)

Li-Air batteries with nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanotubes

Hong Wang (Postdoc, 2012~2015)

Polymer composites and their electrical and thermal transport properties

Xiong Pu (Ph.D., 2014 Summer)

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

Swathi Manda (M.S., 2014 Spring)

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

Kyungwho Choi (Ph.D., 2013 Fall)

Thesis: Thermoelectric behavior of flexible organic nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes

Liang Yin (Ph.D., 2013 Summer)

Thesis: Thermal and electrical transport study of one dimensional nanomaterials

Yeontack Ryu (Ph.D., 2012 Fall)

Thesis: Energy carrier transport in surface-modified carbon nanotubes

Fang Hu (M.S., 2012 Spring)

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

Dallas Freeman (M.S., 2012 Spring)

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

Marion Okoth (M.S., 2010 Summer)

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

Wonchang Park (M.S., 2010 Summer)

Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposites for energy applications

Vinay Narayanunni (M.S., 2010 Spring)

Thesis: Transport properties of nanocomposites

Jongbok Park (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Thesis: Synthesis of titanium dioxide hetero-structures for photovoltaic energy conversion

Dasaroyong Kim (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Thesis: Segregated network polymer-carbon nanotubes composites for thermoelectrics

Yunki Gwak (M.S., 2009 Summer)

Thesis: Thermal transport measurement of silicon-germanium nanowires

Heng Gu (M.S., 2008 Fall)

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

 

 

PAST VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Jung Seok Kim Senior Research Staff, Korea Railroad Research Institute, Korea, 2018-2019.

Sunyoup Lee Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea, 2018-2019.

Subrata Kundu, Scientist, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, India, 2016-2017.

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: 2020-09