April 23, 2020 – Our published work of Minsu’s article, “Laser-induced photothermal generation of flexible and salt-resistant monolithic bilayer membranes for efficient solar desalination“, is selected to appear as Front Cover in the Volume 164 (30 August 2020) of Carbon journal (Impact factor: 7.466). Congratulations, Minsu!
April 20, 2020 – A new publication from our lab on laser photothermal manufacturing of porous graphene for solar desalination by collaboration research with Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) “Laser-induced photothermal generation of flexible and salt-resistant monolithic bilayer membranes for efficient solar desalination” is now available online from the following link.
March 5, 2020
Dr. Kang serves as a guest editor for the Special Issue titled “The Research and Application of Graphene Phototransducer,” in journal of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, MDPI, Impact Factor: 3.031 (2018)), international peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of sensors and biosensors.
January 27, 2020
Dr. Kang presents a talk titled “Micro/Nano Mechanics and Photonics for Biomedical Applications” in Micro-Physiological Systems Seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology. (Link)
Farbod Moghaddam received the honor of the Chairman’s award from GMU ME department at 2019 ME department graduation. Congratulations, Farbod !
Mar 26, 2019
The patent “Methods and Apparatus for Monitoring Interactions Between Particles and Molecules Using Nanophotonic Trapping,” invented by Pilgyu Kang and David Erickson, was issued with Patent No. 10,241,233
Farbod Moghaddam and Daniel Mitchell, undergraduate research assistant students in the Kang Lab, received one of the 3 outstanding project awards from the 150 participating groups for our presentation at the OSCAR Celebration of Student Scholarship. Congratulations!
Poster Title: “Highly Sensitive, Wireless Gas Sensing Based on 3D Nanoporous Graphene and RFID”
Farbod is an OSCAR Federal Work Study (FWS) Research Assistant in the Kang Lab and the President of the ASME at GMU and Daniel is an undergraduate research assistant in the Kang Lab and the Treasurer of ASME at GMU.
For information about the OSCAR and the OSCAR Celebration of Student Scholarship,
The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) supports undergraduate research and creative activity, both within and beyond the classroom, at George Mason University.
The OSCAR Celebration of Student Scholarship is OSCAR’s annual university-wide event that showcases the most outstanding undergraduate scholars from all schools and colleges at Mason.
Dr. Kang (PI) is awarded for COS-VSE (College of Science – Vogenau School of Engineering) Seed Funding on the project entitled “Atomically-thin Photodetectors by Crumple-Nanostructuring of Graphene-MoS2 Heterostructures” with his collaborator, Dr. Patrick Vora (co-PI, Physics Department, GMU).
Dr. Kang’s paper, Pilgyu Kang, Kyoung-Ho Kim, and Hong-Gyu Park, and SungWoo Nam, “Mechanically Reconfigurable Architectured Graphene for Tunable Plasmonic Resonances” is accepted in Light: Science & Applications (Nature Publishing Group, Impact Factor = 14.098). Tune in the paper that will be avaialbe online soon.
Dr. Kang teaches a course of ME313 Materials Science for 2017 Fall semester.
Dr. Kang teaches a course of ME221 Thermodynamics for the first two weeks of 2017 Fall semester.
Pilgyu Kang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Minsu Kim and Pilgyu Kang’s Nanoscale paper is featured as the front cover in Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 4037-4037 (DOI: 10.1039/C7NR90057K).
Wang, M. C., Leem, J., Kang, P., Choi, J., Knapp, P., Yong, K., Nam, S., “Mechanical Instability Driven Self-assembly and Architecturing of Two-dimensional Materials” is published in 2D Materials.
Minsu Kim and Pilgyu Kang’s Nanoscale paper has been included in the Hot Article 2017 web collection for Nanoscale.
Minsu Kim, Pilgyu Kang, Juyoung Leem, and SungWoo Nam, “Stretchable Crumpled Graphene Photodetector with Plasmonically-Enhanced Photoresponsivity” Nanoscale, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C6NR09338H ( Authors with equal contributions) is publisehd in Nanoscale.
November 15, 2016
Pilgyu received a Poster Presentation Award in the Micro & Nanotechnology Forum of ASME IMECE 2016, Phoenix, Arizona.
November 4, 2016
Pilgyu received a Postdoctoral Presentation Competition Award (2nd Place) at the 5th Annual MRL Biological Conference, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Univertiy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 3, 2016
June 9, 2015
Pilgyu Kang’s new article is featured as a Front Cover in the journal of Advanced Materials.
Apr 27, 2016
“Rapid Stencil Mask Fabrication Enabled One-Step Polymer-Free Graphene Patterning and Direct Transfer for Flexible Graphene Devices” is covered in the media. (Engineering @ Illinois) (ScienceBlog.com) (AAAS EurekAlert) (Phys.org) (ScienceDaily) (ECN Mag) (Nanowerk) (R&D Mag) (Nanotechnology Now) (Controlled Environments) (Chem Europe) (Materials Gate)
Apr 27, 2016
“Rapid Stencil Mask Fabrication Enabled One-Step Polymer-Free Graphene Patterning and Direct Transfer for Flexible Graphene Devices” is published in Scientific Reports.
Apr 14, 2016
A review paper titled in “Bioelectronics with two-dimensional materials” is published in Microelectronic Engineering.
Apr 6, 2016
“Crumpled Graphene Photodetector with Enhanced, Strain-Tunable, and Wavelength-Selective Photoresponsivity” is covered in the media (ScienceDaily) (ScienceDaily) (ECN Mag) (Nanowerk) (Engineering at Illinois) (UIUC MechSE) (AAAS EurekAlert) (NSF) (Phys.org)
Apr 6, 2016
“Crumpled Graphene Photodetector with Enhanced, Strain-Tunable, and Wavelength-Selective Photoresponsivity” is published in Advanced Materials.
Dec 3, 2015
“Mechanically Self-assembled, Three-dimensional Graphene-Gold Hybrid Nanostructures for Advanced Nanoplasmonic Sensors” is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.
Nov 4, 2015
“Mechanically Self-assembled, Three-dimensional Graphene-Gold Hybrid Nanostructures for Advanced Nanoplasmonic Sensors” is covered in the media. (Engineering @ Illinois) (Nanowerk) (MechSE) (R&D Mag) (Nanotechnology Now) (ECN Mag) (Phys.org) (ScienceDaily) (AAAS EurekAlert) (MNT) (Materials Today)
Oct 26, 2015
“Mechanically Self-assembled, Three-dimensional Graphene-Gold Hybrid Nanostructures for Advanced Nanoplasmonic Sensors” is published in Nano Letters.
June 22, 2015
“Heterogeneous, Three-dimensional Texturing of Graphene,” is covered in the media. (Engineering @ Illinois) (Phys.org) (Nanowerk Spotlight) (MechSE News) (ScienceDaily) (Nanowerk) (R&D Mag) (Controlled Environments) (Science Newsline) (Nanotechnology Now) (AAAS EurekAlert) (EIPC) (AAAS EurekAlert) (TechFragments)
Feb, 12, 2015
“Heterogeneous, Three-dimensional Texturing of Graphene” is published in Nano Letters.
Aug 25, 2014
Pilgyu Kang joins the Nam Research Group at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a postdoctoral research associate.
June 25, 2014
Pilgyu Kang has passed his B-exam (defense of a Ph.D. dissertation) and completed his Ph.D. studies.
Pilgyu Kang and Prof. David Erickson discuss Optofluidic technologies in healthcare engineering in the magazine of LaserFocusWorld. The article is titled “OPTOFLUIDICS: Optofluidics and the next generation of health-care engineering,” and published in Laser Focus World, 50, 7, 59-62 (May 2014). Click the below image to see more details.
Oct 31, 2013
Pilgyu Kang received the Young Researcher Poster Award presented by the Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS) at the 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2013 (27-31 October 2013) held in Freiburg, Germany. For details of the award, please refer to the following site, CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award.
Oct 3, 2013
Pilgyu Kang was selected to receive a travel grant to attend The 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013) from the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) in Freiburg, Germany. For details of the award, please refer to the following site, CBMS Student/Young Researcher Grant.