People

WOONGJE SUNG
Associate Professor, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Principal Investigator
Woongje Sung
Woongje Sung received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea University in 2000, and 2002 respectively. He received his ph. D. in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 2011. He has experience in a number of industrial settings including a startup company, a semiconductor foundry (Dongbu Hitek), and a mature multi-national company (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology). He is a founding member of DOE funded PowerAmerica Institute, where he has been contributing to establish the baseline process of SiC MOSFETs and diodes. In 2016, He has joined State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), CNSE (College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering), as an Associate Professor. He is an author of >30 peer-reviewed publications and 12 U.S. Patents.
ERIC LIU
Graduate Student (Fall 2016 ~), College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Eric Liu
Eric Liu received his bachelor and master degrees in material science and engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2008, and from Cornell University in 2009 respectively. After graduation, he had substantial industrial experiences in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (tsmc) and Tokyo Electron (TEL) to lead the process development in advance patterning techniques (EUV/SAMP/Multi-patterning) and plasma etch process module for advance node of Si integrated circuit. In 2016, He started to pursue the philosophy of doctoral degree at State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), CNSE (College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering). His research focus is on SiC high voltage device design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization. He is an author of 3 conference publications and 7 U.S. Patents.
NICK (NUNG JUN) YUN
Graduate Student (Fall 2017 ~)
Nick Yun
Nick Yun received his B.S. degree in nanoscale engineering in University at Albany (CNSE). He is a first year graduate student, pursing his Ph.D. in nanoscale engineering from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. He has a background research of synthesis and optical characterization of SiC (nanowires) and 2D materials. As of now, his interests are designing and fabricating energy efficient devices utilizing wide-bandgap materials.
He is currently involved in…
  • High voltage and low voltage PowerAmerica projects
  • 1.2 kV GaN PN diodes for Arpa-E
  • 1.7kV JBS diodes for PEMC
From these projects, he has learnt to understand the fabrication process of each devices, and to design and simulate the following devices based on their voltage ratings.
JUSTIN LYNCH
Undergrad Student (Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018)
Justin Lynch
Justin Lynch is a current undergrad student at University of Albany pursuing a B.S. in Nanoscale Engineering. Justin grew up in in the town of Hoosick Falls, New York, where he excelled in high school in the fields of math and science. After deciding to attend the local College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering school at the University of Albany, Justin spent his first of undergrad years exploring the various fields offered at the university. After interning under Dr. Michael Carpenter and researching the field of plasmonics, Justin joined the team of Dr. Woongje Sung where he is currently working on the PowerAmerica SiC MOSFET project. While not chasing his studies, Justin spends his time playing basketball, golfing and as a member of the UAlbany club volleyball team.
MATTHEW RIVERA
Undergrad Student (Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018)
Matthew Rivera
Matthew Rivera is a undergraduate senior who is expecting to receive his B.S in nanoscale engineering from the State University of New York at Albany with a minor in mathematics in May 2018. He has presented previous work titled “Impact of Al composition of AlxGa1-xN Alloys, doping, and GaN polarity on Thermoelectric Properties of III-Nitrides” at the 59th Electronic Materials Conference at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently involved in the 600V SiC Vertical MOSFETs project.
MAX HOCHHEIMER
Undergrad Student (Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2018)
Max Hochheimer
Max Hochheimer is an undergraduate senior who is expecting to receive his B.S. in nanoscale engineering from State University of New York at Albany with a concentration in nanoelectronics and a minor in mathematics. He has worked as an intern both Summer 2016 and 2017 as an electrical engineer for space and intelligence systems at Harris Corporation in Rochester, NY. He is currently working on test patterns, including FATFET measurements, in order to characterize the total resistance of SiC power MOSFETs.

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