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Pilgyu Kang

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  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 5341
    4400 University Drive, MS 6E9
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Prior to coming to Mason Pilgyu Kang was a postdoctoral research associate in Nam Research Group in the department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research focuses on the development of flexible optoelectronic sensors and devices based on two-dimensional materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), for example Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). He is also working on research (1) developing integrated graphene-photonic crystals systems for various flexible/wearable sensor applications including strain sensor, pressure sensor, and biochemical sensor, as well as (2) surface topography engineered graphene-based optoeleronic systems for highly stretchable and flexible sensor devices.


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2014)

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2009)

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (2007)

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

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Research include:

Nanomaterials and Atomically-thin Two-dimensional (2D) Materials
Micro/Nano Mechanics and Photonics
Optoelectronics and Plasmonics
Nano-Bio Sensors
Micro/Nano Manufacturing

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