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Sefaattin Tongay

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography: 

Sefaattin Tongay is the department chair of undergraduate materials science and engineering program at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he has completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley at the Materials Science and Engineering Department with Professor Junqiao Wu. He received his doctorate at the University of Florida in 2010 working with Distinguish Professor Arthur F. Hebard.

His work focuses on the discovery, synthesis, manufacturing, and applications of quantum materials and technologies. His team uses state-of-the-art manufacturing and characterization techniques to enable next-generation applications such as quantum information, energy conversion (catalysis, photovoltaics), chemical engineering (desalination, purification, and gas separation). He has published more than 200 SCI-indexed research articles in prestigious journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physics, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, and Physical Review Letters. He currently has an h-index of 58 and holds a number of key patents on 2D materials. His work received wide media coverage from Nature publications, Scientific American, MIT News, Science Daily, Phys.org and various other media sources. Prof. Tongay also serves as an editorial member of AIP Applied Physics Review (impact factor 14) and more recently Nature Publishing Journal Nature 2D Materials and Applications.
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Recognition

2021 Teaching Excellence Award 

2021 Sigma Xi Full member

2021 Fulton Impact Professorship Award 

2021 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2020 Highly Cited Researcher Award by Web of Science Clarivate Analytics

2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Sciences and Engineering (PECASE)

2019 Highly Cited Researcher Award by Web of Science Clarivate Analytics

2019 Top Outstanding Young Persons Award (TOYP) in Scientific Achievement 

2019 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2019 World Nobel Laureates Association -Young Scientists Winner

2018 Selected as Associate Editor at Applied Physics Reviews (Impact 13.4)

2018 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2017 Jewish National Funds Fellowship 

2017 Ira. A. Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award (ASU)

2017 NSF CAREER Award

2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award by Chemistry of Materials (impact factor:10)

2017 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2016 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2016 The Scientist of the Year Award by Turkish Science Foundation

2016 French National Institute Applied Sciences Researcher Award

2015 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)

2010 Tom Scott Memorial Award (Most innovative dissertation award at Florida)

2002 Summa Cum Laude (Top rank student award)

2002-2004 Bilkent University Broad of Directors Fellowship (Bilkent)

1998-2002 Presidential awards for distinguished undergraduate students (Aegean)

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Florida 2010
  • M.Sc. Bilkent University 2005
  • Bachelor’s degree. Ege University 2002 
Research Interests: 

His research focuses on synthesis of novel quantum materials and their fundamental understanding their optical, electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties using state-of-art experimental and theoretical techniques. Quantum materials are next-generation systems that offer unique properties and performance that cannot be accomplished with any other classical material systems. Prof. Tongay's team aims to synthesize and understand these materials to find new applications in quantum computing, quantum information, and other nanoscale applications such as catalysis, CO2 reduction, energy conversion, and photonics. For more information see Tongay Research Group website at http://faculty.engineering.asu.edu/tongay/

  • Quantum materials 
  • 2D materials
  • Next-generation materials: Growth & synthesis & manufacturing
  • Optical Spectroscopy: Photoluminescence, Raman, Photo-current, scanning photocurrent, micro-absorption / reflection
  • Electron microscopy
  • Electronic transport, magnetism, and optics 
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 492Honors Directed Study
MSE 592Research
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 484Internship
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 484Internship
MSE 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 499Individualized Instruction
MSE 599Thesis
CHE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 484Internship
MSE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 525Fund of Mat Elec/Opt/Mag/Therm
MSE 599Thesis
CHE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 591Seminar
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 499Individualized Instruction
MSE 591Seminar
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 591Seminar
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards: 

Honors / Awards

  • Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU) (2018)
  • Ira. A. Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award (ASU) (2017)
  • Jewish National Funds Rising Professor Fellowship (2017)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award by Chemistry of Materials (impact factor:10)
  • Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU) (2017)
  • NSF Early Career Award (CAREER) (2016)
  • Scientist of the Year by Turkish Science Heroes Foundation (2016)
  • French National Institute Applied Sciences Researcher Award
  • Tom Scott Memorial Award (Most innovative dissertation award at Florida)
  • Bilkent University Broad of Directors Fellowship (Bilkent) 
  • Summa Cum Laude (Top rank student award) (Aegean) 
  • Presidential awards for distinguished undergraduate students (Aegean)​

 

Editorships: 

Applied Physics Reviews [Impact factor: 14.3] 2015 – present
Nature 2D Materials & Applications 

Professional Associations: 

Materials Research Society (MRS)

American Physical Society (APS)

American Vacuum Society (AVS)

American Chemical Socienty (ACS)