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Sefaattin Tongay

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

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.

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Research Interests

His research focuses on synthesis of next generation low-dimensional materials and understanding their optical, electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties using state-of-art experimental and theoretical techniques. Research aims at incorporating these unusual materials in unique applications that are otherwise unattainable using conventional materials. For more information see Tongay Research Group website at 

http://faculty.engineering.asu.edu/tongay/

  • Two-dimensional materials: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Graphene & derivatives
  • Next-generation materials: Growth & synthesis
  • Flexible electronics: Solar cells, sensors / detectors, diodes, and Field-effect transistors (FETs)
  • Optical Spectroscopy: Photoluminescence, Raman, Photo-current, scanning photocurrent, micro-absorption / reflection
  • Computational Materials Design: Density Functional Theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD). 
Research Activity
  • Tongay,Sefaattin*. Synthesis of New Class of 2D Alloy Materials for Photovaltaic Applications (ASUF 30006631). ASU FDN(4/27/2015 - 5/31/2016).
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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 492Honors Directed Study
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 593Applied Project
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 215Materials Synthesis
MSE 599Thesis
MSE 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 592Research
MSE 598Special Topics
MSE 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research