Sungho Jin

Professor, Department of MAE & Department of Nanoengineering

Research Interests

Cutting-edge materials science, including nano-materials, magnetic alloys and thin films, and MEMS materials and devices.

Biography

Sungho Jin joined the UCSD faculty in July 2002 after a long and illustrious career at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies. He is the first holder of the Kazuo Iwama Endowed Chair for Materials Science, endowed by Sony. Jin was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999, and most recently was a technical manager in Bell Labs' Applied Materials and Metallurgy Group. He earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1974 from UC Berkeley, then worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory before joining Bell Labs in 1976. Jin has authored more than 220 technical publications which have been widely read (5000+ citations).

In 1989, Business Week magazine selected him as one of the Top Ten Innovative Scientists in the country. In 2005 Professor Jin was named by Nanotech Briefs as one of the winners of the Nano 50 Awards. In 2007 Professor Jin received the John Bardeen Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. In 2008 he was selected as Fellow of the MRS (Materials Research Society) for pioneering research on magnetic, superconducting, environmental, nano and bio materials, and for significant publications, patents and industrial applications.

CMRR related publications only

  1. “Fabrication and magnetic properties of nano-patterned FePt media”, Y.J. Tang, J.F. AuBuchon, L.H. Chen, S. Jin, J.W. Kim, Y.H. Kim, and C.S. Yoon, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 99, pp. 08G909, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  2. “Growth of aligned carbon nanotubes on carbon microfibers by DC plasma-enhanced CVD”, L.-H. Chen, J F. AuBuchon, I.-C. Chen, C. Daraio, X.-R. Ye, A. Gapin, S. Jin, and C.M. Wang, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 88, pp. 033103, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  3. “Room temperature solvent-free synthesis of monodisperse magnetite nanocrystals”, X.R. Ye, C. Daraio, C. Wang, J.B. Talbot, and S. Jin, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnolology, Vol. 6, pp. 852–856, (2006). [PDF]
  4. “Extremely sharp carbon nanocone probes for atomic force microscopy imaging”, I-C. Chen, Li-H. Chen, X.-Rong Ye, C. Daraio, S. Jin, C.A. Orme, A. Quist and R. Lal, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 88, pp. 153102, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  5. “Enhanced room temperature ferromagnetism in Co - and Mn-ion implanted silicon”, P.R. Bandaru, J. Park, J.S. Lee, Y.J. Tang, J.P. Hollingsworth, S. Jin, S.A. Song, J.R. O’Brien, and K.M. Yu, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 89, pp. 112502, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  6. “Electric-field- guided growth of carbon nanotubes during DC plasma-enhanced CVD”, J.F. AuBuchon, Li-Han Chen, A.I. Gapin, and S. Jin, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 370-374, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  7. “Fabrication of high-aspect-ratio carbon nanocone probes by electron beam induced deposition patterning”, I-C. Chen, Li-Han Chen, C. Orme, A. Quist, R. Lal and S. Jin, Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, pp. 4322–4326, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  8. “CoPt patterned media in anodized aluminum oxide templates”, A.I. Gapin, X.R. Ye, J.F. Aubuchon, L.H. Chen, Y.J. Tang, and S.Jin, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 99, pp. 08G902, (2006). [PDF UCSD only]
  9. “Control of M-H loop shape in perpendicular recording media by ion implantation”, C. Choi, D. Hong, A.I. Gapin, and S. Jin, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 2121, (2007). [PDFUCSD only]
  10. “Nanotoxicity of iron oxide nanoparticle internalization in growing neurons”, T.R. Pisanic, J.D. Blackwell, V.I. Shubayev, R.R. Finones, and S. Jin, Biomaterials, Vol. 28, pp. 2572–2581, (2007). [PDF UCSD only]
  11. “Patterned media based on soft/hard composite nanowire array of Ni/CoPt”, A.I. Gapin, X-R. Ye, Li-Han Chen, D. Hong, and S.Jin, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 43, (6), pp. 2151, (2007). [PDF UCSD only]
  12. “Enhanced thermal conductivity by the magnetic field in heat transfer nanofluids containing carbon nanotubes”, H. Hong, B. Wright, J. Wensel, S. Jin, X.R. Ye, and W. Roy, Synthetic Metals, Vol.157, No. 10-12, pp. 437-440, (June 2007). [PDF UCSD only]
  13. “Control of curvature in highly compliant probe cantilevers during carbon nanotube growth”, I-C. Chen, L.H. Chen, C.A. Orme, and S. Jin, Nano Lett., Vol. 7, No. 10, pp. 3035-3040, (October 2007). [PDFUCSD only]
  14. “Magnetic field enhanced thermal conductivity in heat transfer nanofluids containing Ni coated single wall carbon nanotubes”, B. Wright, D. Thomas, H. Hong, L. Groven, J. Puszynski, E. Duke, X.R. Ye and S. Jin, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, No. 17, pp. 173116, (October 2007). [PDF UCSD only]
  15. “Iron-platinum-coated carbon nanocone probes on tipless cantilevers for high resolution magnetic force imaging”, I-C. Chen, L-H. Chen, A. Gapin, S. Jin, L. Yuan, and S-H. Liou, Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 075501-1-5, (February 2008). [PDF UCSD only]
  16. “Fabrication of silicon nanopillar teradot arrays by electron-beam patterning for nanoimprint molds”, J-S. Wi, H-S. Lee, K. Lim, S-W. Nam, H-M. Kim, S-Y. Park, J. J. Lee, C. D. Hong, S. Jin, and K-B. Kim, Small, Vol. 4, No. 12, pp. 2118-2122, (December 2008). [PDF UCSD only]
  17. “Morphology control of carbon nanotubes through focused ion beams”, M. Loya, J.E. Park, L.H. Chen, K.S. Brammer, P.R. Bandaru, and S. Jin, NANO, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 449-454, (December 2008).
  18. “Geometry transformation and alterations of periodically patterned Si nanotemplates by dry oxidation”, J. Park, L-H. Chen, D. Hong, C. Choi, M. Loya, K. Brammer, P. Bandaru, and S. Jin, Nanotechnology, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 015303, (January 2009). [PDF UCSD only]
  19. “Magnetic nanoparticles for theragnostics”, V.I. Shubayev, T.R. Pisanic, and S. Jin, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Vol. 61, No. 6, pp. 467-477, (June 2009). [PDF UCSD only]
  20. “Anti-biofouling, sustained antibiotic release by Si nanowire templates”, K. Brammer, C. Choi, S. Oh, C. Cobb, L. Connelly, and S. Jin, Nano Letters, Vol. 9, No. 10, pp. 3570-3574, (October 2009). [PDF UCSD only]
  21. “Strongly superhydrophobic silicon nanowires by supercritical CO2 drying“, C. Choi, Y. Yoon, D. Hong, K.S. Brammer, K. Noh, Y. Oh, S. Oh, F.E. Talke, and S. Jin, Electonic Materials Letters, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 59-64, (June 2010), [PDF]
  22. “Long-range ordered aluminum oxide nanotubes by nanoimprint-assisted aluminum film surface engineering”, K. Noh, C. Choi, J-Y. Kim, M. Loya, and S. Jin, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. C6M88-C6M92, (November-December 2010). [PDF UCSD only]
  23. “Planarization of Patterned Magnetic Recording Media to Enable Head Flyability”, C. Choi, Y. Yoon, D. Hong, Y. Oh, F. E. Talke, and S. Jin, Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 395-402, (March 2011) [PDF UCSD only]
  24. “Geometrically Planar Ion-Implant Patterned Magnetic Recording Media Using Block Copolymer Aided Gold Nanoisland Masks”, Choi, Chulmin, Kunbae Noh, Duyoung Choi, Jirapon Khamwannah, C-H. Liu, Daehoon Hong, Li-han Chen, and Sungho Jin, Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 48, no. 11 (November, 2012): 3402-3405 [PDF]
  25. “Magnetic targeting of nanoparticles across the intact blood–brain barrier”, Kong, Seong Deok, Jisook Lee, Srinivasan Ramachandran, Brian P. Eliceiri, Veronica I. Shubayev, Ratnesh Lal, and Sungho Jin, Journal of Controlled Release, (November, 2012) [PDF]
  26. “Magnetically Vectored Delivery of Cancer Drug Using Remotely On–Off Switchable NanoCapsules”, Kong, Seong Deok, Chulmin Choi, Jirapon Khamwannah, and Sungho Jin, Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 49, no. 1 (January, 2013): 349-352 [PDF]
  27. “Improved dye sensitized solar cell performance in larger cell size by using TiO2 nanotubes”, Zhang, Yanyan, Jirapon Khamwannah, Hyunsu Kim, Sun Young Noh, Haibin Yang, and Sungho Jin, Nanotechnology 24, no. 4 (January, 2013): 045401 [PDF]
  28. “Magnetic Field Activated Lipid-Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles for Stimuli-Responsive Drug Release”, Kong, Seong Deok, Marta Sartor, Che-Ming Jack Hu, Weizhou Zhang, Liangfang Zhang, and Sungho Jin, Acta Biomaterialia (March, 2013) [PDF]
  29. "Tailoring n-ZnO/p-Si Branched Nanowire Heterostructures for Selective Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation or Reduction." A. Kargar, K. Sun, Y. Jing, C. Chulmin, H. Jeong, Y. Zhou, K. Madsen, P. Naughton, S. Jin, G. Y. Jung, and D. Wang Nano letters, Vol. 17, No. 7, 3017-3022, May 2013. [PDF]
  30. "Enhanced Raman Signals from Switchable Nanoparticle Probes." P. Xu, J. H. Lee, K. Ma, C. Choi, S. Jin, J. Wang, and J. N. Cha.Chemical Communications, Vol. 49, 8994-8996, August 2013 [PDF]
  31. "Plasmonic Au nanoparticles on 8 nm TiO2 nanotubes for enhanced photocatalytic water splitting." H. Kim, C. Choi, J. Khamwannah, S. Y. Noh, Y. Zhang, T.-Y. Seong, and S. Jin. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Vol. 5, No. 5, 053104, September 2013. [PDF]
  32. "High Energy Electron Beam Irradiated TiO2 Photoanodes for Improved Water Splitting." S. S. Latthe, S. An, S. Jin, and S. Yoon. J. Mater. Chem. A, September 2013. [PDF]
  33. "Formation of 8nm TiO< sub> 2</sub> nanotubes on a three dimensional electrode for enhanced photoelectrochemical reaction." Kim, Hyunsu, Jirapon Khamwannah, Chulmin Choi, Calvin J. Gardner, and Sungho Jin. Nano Energy 2, no. 6: 1347-1353, 2013.[PDF]
  34. “Unexpected Magnetic Domain Behavior in LTP-MnBi” P.K. Nguyen, S. Jin, and A. E. Berkowitz, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 49, No. 3387, 2013.
  35. “MnBi particles with high energy density made by spark erosion”, Phi-Khanh Nguyen, Sungho Jin, Ami Berkowitz, J. Appl. Phys., 115, 17A756, 2014.

  36. “Nanopatterned Graphene Field Effect Transistor Fabricated Using Block Co-polymer Lithography”, Duyoung Choi, Cihan Kuru, Chulmin Choi, Kunbae Noh, Soon-Kook Hong, Santanu Das, Wonbong Choi, Sungho Jin,Materials Research Letters, January 09, 2014.

Visiting Scholar

Name: Jun Hyun Han
Email: jhhan@cnu.ac.kr
Phone:
Fax:
Office: EBU-I


Research Scientists

Name: Dr. Leon Chen
Email: lhchen@UCSD.edu
Phone:(858) 534-5855
Fax:(858) 534-2720
Office: CMRR Room 208


Postdoctoral Scholars

Name: Chulmin (Edward) Choi
Email: cnchoi@UCSD.edu
Phone: (858) 534-6215
Fax: (858) 534-2720
Office: CMRR Room 106


Visiting Graduate Students

Student Name: Sara Ying Zhong
Email: yiz208@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II 376


Graduate Students

Student Name: Elizabeth Caldwell
Email: ebcaldwe@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Paul Duyoung Choi
Email: dychoi@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Chad Dong Won Chun
Email: dochun@ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 207

Student Name: Cihan Kuru
Email: ckuru@UCSD.edu
Phone: (858) 534-6211
Fax: (858) 534-2720
Office: CMRR Room 208

Student Name: Calvin Gardber
Email: calvinjgardner@gmail.com
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Jurapon (Jeanne) Khamwannah
Email: jkhamwan@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Young-Jin Kim
Email: yjko19@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 822-4947
Office: EBU-II 206

Student Name: Gon (Gunwoo) Kim
Email: gunwoo@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Justin (Taekyoung) Kim
Email: taekoung71@gmail.com
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Taewoo Kim
Email: taewoo63@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Chin-Hung (Isaac) Liu
Email: chl261@UCSD.edu
Phone: (858) 534-6211
Fax: (858) 534-2720
Office: CMRR Room 208

Student Name: Erick Martinez Loran
Email: erm013@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Kunbae (Kevin) Noh
Email: knoh@UCSD.edu
Phone: (858) 822-4947
Fax: (858) 822-1129
Office: EBU-II, Room 266

Student Name: Cyrus Rustomji
Email: crustomji@ucsd.edu
Office: EBU-II

Student Name: Serdar Yavuz
Email: seyavuz@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 207


Undergraduate Student(s)

Student Name: Jonathan Trisnadi


Alumni

Student Name: Phi Nguyen
Dissertation: Development of Thermoelectric and Permanent Magnet Nanoparticles for Clean Energy Applications [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2015

Student Name: Joseph AuBuchon
Dissertation: Control of Carbon Nanotube Growth Directions and Morphology by Direct Current Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: Spring 2006

Student Name:Chulmin (Edward) Choi
Dissertation: Nano fabrication approaches for patterned magnetic recording media [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2010

Student Name: Chiara Daraio
Dissertation: Design of Materials Configurations for Enhanced Phononic and Electronic Properties [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2006

Student Name: Andrew Gapin
Dissertation: Fabrication and Applications of Nanocomposite Structures Using Anodized Aluminum Oxide Membranes [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: October 2007

Student Name: Jin Yeol (Eric) Kim
Dissertation: Nano-Structured Self-Cleaning Superhydrophobic Glass [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: September 2010

Student Name: Jeongwon Park
Dissertation: Electronic Properties of Organic Thin Film Transistors with Nanoscale Tapered Electrodes [Abstract] [PDF uscd only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2008

Student Name: Tom Pisanic
Dissertation: Tailored Magnetic Nanoparticles for in vitro, in vivo and in situ Magnetorelaxometry [Abstract] [PDF UCSD only]
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: September 2006

Student Name: Laura Connelly
Dissertation: Integrated Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques for Analysis of Biomaterials: Study of Membrane Proteins
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2014

Student Name: Christine Frandsen
Dissertation: An Extensive Analysis of Modified Nanotube Surfaces for Next-Generation Orthopedic Implants
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2013


Past Postdoctoral Scholars

Dr. Lisa Chamberlain

Dr. Dae-Hoon (Chris) Hong

Caleb (Seong Deok) Kong

Brian Oh

Daniel Ye


Past Visiting Scholar

Akihiro Inomata

Spring Quarter 2012
  • MAE 266 - Biomaterials and Medical Devices
  • MATS 252 - Biomaterials and Medical Devices
Winter Quarter 2012 Fall Quarter 2011 Fall Quarter 2010
  • MATS 253 - Nanomaterials & Properties
  • MAE 267 - Nanomaterials & Properties
Winter Quarter 2010
  • MAE 166 - Nanomaterials
  • MATS 253 - Nanomaterials & Properties
  • MATS 251B - Magnetic Materials: Principles & Applications
Spring Quarter 2009
  • MAE 250 - Medical Device Materials
  • MAE 254 - Energy Materials & Application
  • MATS 256 - Energy Materials & Application
  • MATS 258 - Medical Device Materials
Winter Quarter 2009 Spring Quarter 2008
  • MATS 251B - Magnetic Materials: Principles & Applications
  • MAE 254 - Energy Materials & Application
  • MATS 256 - Energy Materials & Application
  • MAE 265B - Magnetic Materials: Principles & Applications
Winter Quarter 2008
  • MAT 253 - Nanomaterials & Properties
  • MAE 267 - Nanomaterials & Properties
Fall Quarter 2007

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