Dr. Sefaattin Tongay is currently a tenure-track professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Florida in 2010 working with Prof. Dr. Arthur F. Hebard, M.Sc degree at Bilkent University in 2005 with Prof. Dr. S. Ciraci, and bachelor’s degree at Ege University in 2002. He conducted postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Junqiao Wu at UC, Berkeley.
He has published +100 SCI-indexed research articles in prestigious journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physics, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, and Physical Review Letters. He currently has h-index of 32, and holds 2 key patents on 2D materials. His work received wide media coverage from Nature publications, Scientific American, MIT news, Science Daily, Phys.org, IOP nanotechweb, Gizmag, and various other media sources. He is the winner of prestigious 2016 NSF Early Career Award, Tom Scott Memorial Award, 2016 Top Teaching Award at Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude degree from undergraduate education, and various other awards including travel grant awards, graduate scholarship awards, and presidential scholarship awards. Prof. Tongay is an editorial member of IOP Applied Physics Review (impact factor 14) and more recently Nature Publishing Journal Nature 2D Materials and Applications. He has been awarded various research grants by National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research (DMR), Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) programs, as well as two (2) different private companies. He has contributed to multiple grant proposals for Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and DARPA between 2007 and 2014.