Group News


June, 2016: Ed successfully defended his doctoral thesis, and will join Intel (Portland, OR) in July. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Dechaumphai!

March 30, 2016: Lizzie won a Best Poster Award in MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

March 2016: Matt defended his doctoral thesis, and will join Prof. Garay group at UCSD as a postdoc.

March 2016: Matt received the MAE Distinguished Graduate Student Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarly publications.


June 2015: JSOE news release on our ATTACH project.

June 2015: BBC report on our black paint as durable solar absorbing materials.

May 2015: Renkun is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1st, 2015.

Mar. 2015: Matt's paper is published in Nano Lett., congratulations Matt!

Mar. 2015: Our work on durable solar absorbing materials was featured in BBC Radio (about 11 mins in).

Jan 2015: Paper by Jianlin, Matt, and Ed is one of the most accessed in  Rev. Sci. Instrum. in 2014.


Dec. 2014: Jaeyun's paper on durable black oxide solar absorbing material is published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells.

Nov. 1, 2014: Our work on durable high-temperature solar absorbing materials, published in the trio papers in the journal Nano Energy, has been highlighted in several news outlets: JSOE, UT San Diego, ScienceDaily,

Sep. 15, 2014: Ed's work on sub-picoWatt resolution calorimetry is published in Rev. Sci. Instrum. We showed an unprecedented resolution of 0.26 pW at room temperature.

Sep. 1, 2014: Sun-mi joined the group as a doctoral student, welcome!

Aug. 2014: We welcomed several visiting students/scholars: Ms. Ze Zhang (undergraduate student from Tsinghua University), Zhenqiang Ye (PhD student from Tsinghua), Dr. Shuyuan Zhao (Assist. Prof. from Harbin Institute of Technology).

Aug. 19, 2014: Shuang passed her qualifying exam, congratulations!

Aug. 15, 2014: Ed won the 2014-2015 competitive scholarship from Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) program of $7,500. Following Matt (in 2013-2014), Ed is the second group member winning this prestigious scholarship.

Aug. 7, 2014: Ed passed his senate exam and advanced to Ph.D candidancy, congratulations!

July 2014: Former MS graduate Taylor Yuen joined Raytheon (Plano, TX)

July 7, 2014: Jaeyun defended her doctoral thesis, and will start as an Assistant Professor in the ME department at Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas in August. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. and Prof. Moon!

June 10, 2014: Jaeyun's paper is published in Nano Energy, congratulations Jaeyun!

April 30, 2014: Matt's paper is published in Nanoscale, congratulations Matt!

April 14, 2014: Ed's paper is published in Nano Lett., congratulations Ed!

April 13, 2014: Ed's paper is published in J. Nucl. Mater., congratulations Ed!


We missed a lot of news. but no news is good news!


Nov. 2009: The Group started; Jaeyun joined the group as the first doctoral student.