Prof. Tongay research group

H Index: 78
Total Citation: >30,000
Global Citation Ranked in Materials Science and Engineering in the world
Highly Cited Researcher in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023

(Top 1% of most cited researchers in Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; Thomson Reuters)..

International acclaim. Our team is one of the leaders in materials manufacturing and semiconductor grade materials in the world. Our team has been recognized both domestically and internationally with prestigious awards including Highly Cited Researcher awards in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, the presidential PECASE award, the Ten Outstanding Young Person award, Jewish National Funds Awards, and many others. Recognized top 10 in the world by citations (Google Scholar). Our research team is funded by millions of dollars in budget by the federal government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, CHIPs act, Department of Energy (DOE), Army Research Office (ARO), as well as industries such as Intel, Applied Materials, and others.

Research angle. Our research group is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the manufacturing, synthesis, and fundamental understanding of next-generation materials for electronics and a sustainable future. We enjoy discovering completely new material systems using cutting-edge growth approaches. In doing so, we develop effective solutions to transition materials with proven performance from the research setting to the industrial landscape, enabling their use in high-performance electronics, carbon capture, pollutant removal from water, and energy production through catalysis. We also take great pleasure in utilizing the wealth of characterization tools available in our labs to study material behavior in various conditions, including in air, under ion irradiation, under controlled gaseous environment, at extremely cold or hot temperatures, under high pressures or magnetic fields, and whether they are pure or intentionally defected.

All our group members come from diverse backgrounds and departments such as Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. We work in a safe, inclusive, and creative environment, and we love what we do!! Many government agencies recognize our creativity, dedication, and love and actively support our research.