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Chang-Yong Nam

Res Staff 6 Materials, Electronic Nanomaterials, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Chang-Yong Nam

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7066
cynam@bnl.gov

Dr. Chang-Yong Nam is a Scientist (Research Staff 6) at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University, where he teaches a graduate course and advises graduate students. Dr. Nam received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, studying the synthesis and electronic device applications of GaN nanowires (with the late John E. Fischer).  Dr. Nam joined BNL in 2007 as a Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow (with Charles T. Black), working on organic photovoltaics. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to Scientist with Continuing Appointment. As a member of Electronic Nanomaterials Group of CFN, he leads a research program centered around atomic layer deposition techniques towards micro/nanoelectronics and energy applications. He also oversees a part of Materials Synthesis and Characterization User Facility of CFN. 

Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards


Research Activities

  • Development and application of atomic layer deposition (ALD) techniques, including vapor-phase infiltration (VPI) / sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS), towards micro/nanoelectronics, nanopatterning, energy conversion, catalysis, and membranes
  • Materials processing and device physics in organic, hybrid, and low-dimensional semiconductors for electronic devices and photovoltaics; application of self-assembled block copolymer (BCP) thin films 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2007
    • Materials Science and Engineering; Dissertation Title: "Gallium Nitride Nanowires: Synthesis, Resonant Electromechanical Properties, Ion Beam Disorder Effect on Contact Conduction, and Heterojunction Fabrication" 
  • M.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejon, Korea, 2001
    • Materials Science and Engineering; Thesis Title: "Microstructure and Toughness of Nitrogen-Doped TiAl Alloys"
  • B.E., Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1999 
    • Metallurgical Engineering; Leave of Absence for Military Service in Republic of Korea Army (1995 – 1997)

Professional Appointments

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for Functional Nanomaterials
        Scientist, 2016 – Present (w/ Continuing Appointment since 2019)
        Associate Scientist, 2013 – 2016
        Assistant Scientist, 2010 – 2013
        Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow,  2007 – 2010
  • Stony Brook University, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering 
        Adjunct Professor, 2014 – Present
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
        Adjunct Professor, 2019 – Present
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Materials Research Division
        Commissioned Researcher, 2001 – 2002

Selected Publications

  • Subramanian A, Tiwale N, Kisslinger K, Nam C (2022) Reduced Stochastic Resistive Switching in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Memristors by Vapor-Phase Infiltration. Advanced Electronic Materials 2200172. https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.202200172
  • Zhou Y, Yin Y, Zuo X, et al (2021) Improving Thermal Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells by Suppressing Ion Migration Using Copolymer Grain Encapsulation. Chemistry of Materials 33:6120–6135. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01675
  • Yalin B, Liapis AC, Eisaman MD, et al (2021) Optical simulation of ultimate performance enhancement in ultrathin Si solar cells by semiconductor nanocrystal energy transfer sensitization. Nanoscale Advances 3:991–996. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0na00835d
  • Tiwale N, Subramanian A, Dai Z, et al (2020) Large mobility modulation in ultrathin amorphous titanium oxide transistors. Communications Materials 1:. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-020-00096-w
  • Liapis AC, Subramanian A, Cho S, et al (2020) Conformal Coating of Freestanding Particles by Vapor-Phase Infiltration. Advanced Materials Interfaces 7:2001323. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202001323
  • Tiwale N, Subramanian A, Kisslinger K, et al (2019) Advancing next generation nanolithography with infiltration synthesis of hybrid nanocomposite resists. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7:8803–8812. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tc02974e
  • Subramanian A, Doerk G, Kisslinger K, et al (2019) Three-dimensional electroactive ZnO nanomesh directly derived from hierarchically self-assembled block copolymer thin films. Nanoscale 11:9533–9546. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nr00206e
  • Wang L, Yan D, Shaffer DW, et al (2018) Improved Stability and Performance of Visible Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting on Solution-Processed Organic Semiconductor Thin Films by Ultrathin Metal Oxide Passivation. Chemistry of Materials 30:324–335. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02889
  • Li M, Chen J, Routh PK, et al (2018) Distinct Optoelectronic Signatures for Charge Transfer and Energy Transfer in Quantum Dot–MoS 2 Hybrid Photodetectors Revealed by Photocurrent Imaging Microscopy. Advanced Functional Materials 28:1707558. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201707558
  • Dusoe KJ, Ye X, Kisslinger K, et al (2017) Ultrahigh Elastic Strain Energy Storage in Metal-Oxide-Infiltrated Patterned Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposites. Nano Letters 17:7416–7423. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03238
  • Ye X, Kestell J, Kisslinger K, et al (2017) Effects of Residual Solvent Molecules Facilitating the Infiltration Synthesis of ZnO in a Nonreactive Polymer. Chemistry of Materials 29:4535–4545. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01222

Research Highlights

Awards & Recognition

  • Battelle Inventor of the Year, Battelle / Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2022
  • Work included in the Top-10 Areas of Amazing Science at Brookhaven Lab, 2021
  • Winner, DOE National Labs Accelerator Pitch Event, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / UC Davis, 2021
  • Spotlight Award, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2018, 2011
  • Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2007 – 2010 
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2002 – 2007
  • Brain Korea (BK) 21, Financial Award for Abroad Research, KAIST, 2001
  • Korean Government Scholarship, KAIST, 1999 – 2001
  • Merit-based Scholarship, Korea University, 1999
Chang-Yong Nam

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7066
cynam@bnl.gov

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