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Sefaattin Tongay

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

Sefaattin Tongay is an associate professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) within Materials Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he has completed his postdoctoral studies at 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 synthesis and fundamental understanding of low-dimensional quantum materials. 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 130 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 h-index of 48, and holds a number 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 IOP Applied Physics Review (impact factor 14) and more recently Nature Publishing Journal Nature 2D Materials and Applications.

Awards
2019     Presidential Early Career Awards in Sciences and Engineering (PECASE) award
2018     Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)   
2017     Ira. A. Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award (ASU)                    
2017     Outstanding Reviewer Award by Chemistry of Materials (impact factor:10)          
2017     Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award (ASU)   
2016      Early Career Awards for Sciences and Engineering (CAREER) Award             
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 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
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
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)