News

2020

August – Our articles have appeared at Appl. Phys. Lett. and Journal of Materials Chemistry C. We thank meaningful collaboration between Prof. Green and Prof. Shih

June – Congrats to Mark for his publication at Nature Photonics!

June – Congrats to Han for his publication at Advanced Materials on “Anomalous Behavior of 2D Janus Excitonic Layers Under Extreme Pressures”

May – Our work has been published at Nature Comm and Optics Express!

May – Our work on “Observation of Quantized Exciton Energies in Monolayer WSe2 under a Strong Magnetic Field” has been published at Physical Review X

May – Congrats to Mark for his publication at 2D materials “Manipulation of room-temperature Valley-Coherent Exciton-Polaritons in atomically thin crystals by real and artificial magnetic fields”

April – Our publication “Anomalously Suppressed Thermal Conduction by Electron‐Phonon Coupling in Charge‐Density‐Wave Tantalum Disulfide” has been accepted to Advanced Science https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902071

April – Kentaro’s article gets the front page cover image at Nanoscale Advances. Congratulations Kentaro!

April – Prof. Tongay receives Top educator award from Arizona State University 5th time in a row. I thank all the students for nominating me for the award.

March – Our Advanced Materials cover image has been published!

March – Our very own MSE Masters student Yasir has been accepted to PhD program at ASU to join us as PhD student starting 2020 Fall. I am super excited!

March – Our collaborative work on Mott and generalized Wigner crystal states in WSe2/WS2 Moiré Superlattices appears on Top Journal Nature. Congrats to Mark and Kentaro

March – Kedi’s and Mark’s work on phase transition across anisotropic NbS3 and TiS3 has been accepted at Advanced Materials. Congrats team!

March – Prof. Tongay received top teacher award from Arizona State University 5th year in a row.

March – Our team has been selected for Basic Energy Science (BES) funding from Department of Energy (DOE). We thank our government sponsor for their generous support!

March – Yuxia’s work on 2D MOF synthesis has been accepted to prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie. Congrats!!

March – Our collaborative work on Anomalously Suppressed Thermal Conduction TaS2 has been accepted to Advanced Science.

February – Kentaro’s article on Low-temperature synthesis of 2D anisotropic MoTe2 has been accepted to Nanoscale Advances. Congrats!!

February – Our team has received private funding from Semiconducting Tech to study graphene based bolometers! Thanks to our sponsors!

February – Our collaborative work on WS2 Exciton‐Polaritonics got accepted to Advanced Optical Materials congrats Kedi!

February – Han’s article got selected to be displayed as Advanced Materials Cover Image. More to come in March 2020

January – Han’s article has been accepted to Advanced Materials

January – Ying Qin’s and Yasir’s article got accepted to Applied Physics Reviews

2019

November – Prof. Tongay has been awarded Top Outstanding Young Person award in Turkey in Scientific Leadership and Accomplishments category. Prof. Tongay will be running for Top Outstanding Young Person in World Award in 2020.

November – Prof. Tongay has been named “Highly Cited Researcher in 2019” by Web of Science and Clarivate Analytics the largest scientific database in the world.

News release [Link]
Announcement [Link]

November- Our team received new federal grant from National Science Foundation to Develop and Establish the Fundamental Understanding of 2D Quantum Magnets (PI Tongay)

October – Our team received Federal grant to develop new Janus based quantum materials (PI Tongay)

September – Our team receives funding for 3 years to develop large-scale manufacturing of novel quasi-1D quantum materials! We thank to the National Science Foundation for their generous support.  (PI Tongay)

We welcome three new Ph.D students to our team! Kassy Nikkhah, Josh Michalak, and Theodore Ndukaife

Our team receives funding for 3 years to develop large-scale manufacturing of novel quasi-1D quantum materials! We thank to the National Science Foundation for their generous support.  (PI Tongay)

Tongay at the PECASE ceromony
Prof. Sefaattin Tongay at the PECASE ceremony

Prof. Tongay receives prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards in Sciences and Engineering (PECASE) award.  (PI Tongay)

Our project on “Exploring Single Atom Catalysts for Selective Treatment of Priority Pollutants” gets funded through NSF. (PI Tongay)

Dipesh Trivedi graduates with Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering! Congrats!

Omar Alenazi graduates with Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering! Congrats!

Our team receives funding to develop a new Quantum Center Proposal at Arizona. We thank National Science Foundation for their support!  (co-PI Tongay)

Our team receives mid-scale instrumentation grant ($4.7M) to develop new generation CXFEL high energy lasers. We thank National Science Foundation for their support!  (co-PI Tongay)

Katelyn Kline graduates with her Masters in Chemical Engineering! Congrats Katelyn!

Congrats to our Ph.D graduates Kedi Wu, Hui Cai, and Bin Chen at their new job posts at Applied Materials, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and University of Toronto!

2018

Congrats to our three Ph.D graduates Dr. Kedi Wu, Dr. Hui Cai, and Dr. Bin Chen!

Our team receives funding to discover new type of quantum information devices! We thank National Science Foundation for their support!  (PI Tongay)

Congrats to Ashutosh Agarwal in his M.Sc degree in Materials Science and Engineering!

Our team receives new funding to innovate scalable manufacturing technique for layered polymers for catalytic applications. We thank National Science Foundation for their support!  (PI Tongay)

Our team receives new funding to investigate fundamental properties of layered polymer material systems. We thank Army Research Office for their support!  (PI Tongay)

Dr. Sijie Yang is the very first Ph.D graduate in our team. Sijie receives his Ph.D in Chemistry. Congrats Sijie!!

2017

07.19. 17 Our work on broad-range detectors using TaGaS2 2D crystal has been accepted at 2D materials. Congrats to Shengxue and Hui.

07.17.17 Our work on environmental stability of 2D crystals has been accepted for publication at Nanoscale. Congrats Sijie!

06.30.17 Our work on exciton binding energy renormalization has been accepted to Physical Review Letters top physics journal

06.29.17 Our collaborative work with teams at UC, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been accepted for publication at Nano Letters.

06.08.17 Our manuscript on anisotropic/isotropic 2D heterojunctions has been accepted to Advanced Materials, top materials journal, congrats to Bin!

05.12.17 Asst. Prof. Dr. Sefaattin Tongay receives Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award. This award is given to professor who has been contributing at high levels in all aspects of teaching, research and service [Link]

05.11.17 We have been officially awarded by Army Research Office (ARO) to investigate new-class of ultra-thin infrared materials for advanced military and national security applications. We thank ARO for their support in our research.

05.01.17 Asst. Prof. Dr. Sefaattin Tongay has been recognized as “The Scientist of the Year, Young Scientist Awards” by Science Association based in his home country [US Press Release]

04.23.17 Asst. Prof. Dr. Sefaattin Tongay has received 2017 Top Five Percent Teaching Awards in recognition of his contributions to Excellence in Teaching at Arizona State University. This is the second time in a row Dr. Tongay received this award.

04.21.17 [MRS week] Asst. Prof. Dr. Sefaattin Tongay chaired a session on 2D Materials at MRS 2017 Spring Conference

04.20.17 [MRS Week] Our team has contributed to MRS Meeting with 1 talk, 2 posters, and chair session.

04.15.17 Hui Cai and Bin Chen have successfully passed their comprehensive exams

04.12.17 Wilson Kong successfully defended his thesis and was awarded his M.Sc degree in Materials Science & Engineering. Congrats Wilson!

2016
10.01.17 Asst. Prof. Dr. Tongay joins editorial board of 2D Materials & Applications by Nature Publication Journal

Congrats to Kedi for his first author publications at Nature Communications and Nano Letters

05.30.16 Prof. Dr. Tongay starts his 2 months summer appointment as a visiting Professor at National Institute of Applied Sciences in France.

Our group have presented our work at MRS Spring meeting with one (1) invited talk on “Defects Engineering in Atomically Thin materials” and three posters.

Prof. Dr. Tongay joins Advisory Editorial Board of Applied Physics Reviews of American Institute of Physics (AIP).

Congrats to Hui for his publication at top materials journal Advanced Materials

Our group have presented our work at MRS Spring meeting with one (1) invited talk on “Defects Engineering in Atomically Thin materials” and three posters.

We have been funded from NSF – CMMI to develop new class of materials for large scale manufacturing

05.04.16 Prof. Tongay has received a prestigious “Top 5% Teaching Awards” at Arizona State University. Each year, students in Engineering submit nominations and teaching evaluations. Those nominations are reviewed by the Quality of Instruction faculty committee prior to a final selection that recognizes the handful of faculty across all of the six Schools of Engineering who are in the top 5 percent for teaching excellence [Link]

01.14.16 Congratulations to Dr. Tongay for winning NSF CAREER Award! [Link]

07/09/2015 Our article on Band offsets and heterostructures of two-dimensional semiconductors, APL 102, 012111 (2013) has been listed as the most Influential Papers by Appl. Phys. Lett.

Phys.org news report on our article: Two-dimensional material seems to disappear, but doesn’t

Prof. Tongay is giving an invited talk at MRS Spring 2016 “Optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials” along with Nobel prize winner K. Novoselov, and Prof. Heinz, Prof. Atwater, Prof. Rogers, and Prof. Lieber.

Our work on 2D materials was ranked third (3rd) most accessed articles in 2014 from Applied Physics Letters. Applied Physics Letters is ranked at the top spot as the most highly cited journal in Applied Physics Discipline.

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Prof. Dr. Sefaattin Tongay has been invited as a session chair at the American Physical Society Meeting -2015 in San Antonio, TX

March 3rd, Focus Session: Beyond Graphene – Optics in 2D semiconductors.