Sung Hoon Kang
Sung Hoon joined the Aizenberg group in Spring 2008. He is a Ph.D. student in Applied Physics. Sung Hoon is broadly interested in interaction of micro/nanostructures with fluids. His current research focuses on the self-assembly of nanofibers in an evaporating liquid and the surface wetting/dewetting phenomena. Especially, he has been studying how chiral structures can appear from achiral starting materials. During his research, he is often impressed by the beauty of the structures that he observes through microscopes and he has been sharing his excitement with other researchers and general public through his images.
Before beginning his Ph.D. program, Sung Hoon worked as a staff scientist at EIC Laboratories, Inc. Prior to his industry experience, he earned his master degree in Electronic Materials from MIT, following his bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.
Awards and honors
"Soft Matter" Poster Award, Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology, Aspen Biophysics Conference, January 2012.
Graduate Student Award Gold Medal, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2011.
Chair's Fund, Gordon Research Conference, Science of Adhesion, July 2011.
Chair's Fund, Gordon Kenan Research Seminar, Science of Adhesion, July 2011.
Second Place Poster Award, NSF Workshop and Freund Symposium on Future Directions of Mechanics Research, Providence, RI, June 2011.
Second Place in Science as Art Competition, Materials Research Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2010.
First Place in Photography Category, 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge – “Save Our Earth. Let’s Go Green.” (Science Vol. 327, p. 954, 2010.)
Chair's Fund, Gordon Research Conference, Soft Matter, August 2009.