Profile photo of Dr. Sungwoo YangDr. Sungwoo Yang


Assistant Professor

Civil and Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Duke University, 2011


Phone: (423) 425-4366

Office: EMCS 439

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Dr. Sungwoo Yang, an assistant professor, joined in the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in the Fall of 2017. He received his PhD (2011) at Duke University, then joined MIT as a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research within the Device Research Laboratory (with Prof. Evelyn Wang). Later, he became a research scientist at MIT in 2014. The focus of his research is on porous materials which intersect the multidisciplinary fields of solar energy harvesting and thermal energy storage. He aims to bring about transformational efficiency enhancements in energy conversion and storage, buildings, water, and transportation by manipulating optical, thermal, and adsorptive properties of porous materials with device level considerations. The focus of his research efforts will be directed towards both: 1) fundamental research on developing new class of hybrid materials for efficient energy conversions and storages, and 2) applied research on devices and systems including for full spectrum solar energy conversion, thermal energy storage, water harvesting, and energy efficient buildings.