Dr. Qing Tu is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU) starting from Jan. 2020. Prior to joining TAMU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science with Outstanding Dissertation Award from Duke University. He also obtained a certificate (minor) in Nanoscience and M.A. in Economics from Duke University. His research has been focused on understanding and engineering the surfaces and interfaces in advanced functional materials (e.g., 2D materials, hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites) from a mechanics perspective to design and optimize their properties for applications.
Doyun Kim is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. His research interest is chemical synthesis, mechanical properties and mechanical induced physical properties of 2D materials. In his spare time, he loves hiking and always welcomes any fellow hikers who love nature.
Kyeong Yeon Lee
Kyeong Yeon Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. She received her MS in Robotics Engineering at DGIST and BS in Electrical Engineering at Handong University in Korea. Her current research is the investigation of the electrical properties of 2D organic and organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductor materials.
Yeonju Yu is an M.S. thesis student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. She received her BS in Materials Science & Engineering at Dankook University in South Korea. Her current research focuses on the thermal properties of 2D metal halide perovskites and the thermal processing of natural carbonaceous materials.
Juan Bustos is a Sophomore majoring in Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is interested in semiconductor materials and is working on liquid exfoliation of 2D semiconductors for scalable device integration. He also serves in several leadership roles such as a Century scholars Mentor & MAES Director of events to fulfill his passion for helping others.
Phillip Starnes is a third-year MSEN undergraduate student at Texas A&M University. He is interested in semiconducting materials and is currently working with liquid exfoliation processing of 2D materials. He loves to spend his free time out on the courts playing tennis and is always looking for someone to play against