Vincent C. Tung

Associate Professor, Material Science and Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2012 
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, 2009
  • M.S., Physical and Materials Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University 2005

Research Interests

​Professor Tung's research focuses on developing the basic science coupled with advanced nanomanufacturing needed to translate the extraordinary properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials, from chalcogenides, nitrides, and oxides to graphene, into real-world applications. To this end, we stand out by offering a transformative set of solid-state chemistries, new physical understanding of additive nanomanufacturing, and applied approaches that allow us to access unprecedented structure-property-function relationships – crucial to developing innovative applications of 2D materials and their assembly into three-dimensional (3D) bulk-nanostructures, including electrochemical capacitors, catalysis, reactors and separation, drug delivery, sensing and highly complexity composites.

Selected Publications

1. Yen-Chang Chen, Ang-Yu Lu, Ping Lu, Xiulin Yang, Chang-Ming Jiang, Maria Mariano, Oliver Lin, Andre Taylor, Ian D. Sharp, Lain-Jong Li, Stanley Chou, and Vincent Tung*. "Electrohydrodynamic-assisted Crumpling of MoS2 for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Advanced Materials (Cover, 2017)

2. Hidetaka Ishihara, Yen-Chang Chen, Nicholas DeMarco, Oliver Lin, Chih-Meng Huang, Yi-Chia Chou, Yang Yang and Vincent Tung*. "An Electrohydrodynamic Strategy for Synthesis of Crumpled Graphene Nanoparticles and Their Assembly into Hierarchically Functional Monoliths" Scientific Report (2016)

3.  Yen-Chang Chen, Hidetaka Ishihara, Wenjun Chen, Johnny Sun, Nicholas De Marco, Andrew Siordia, Oliver Lin, Vincent Tung*. "Capillarity Assisted Electrostatic Assembly of Hierarchically Functional 3D Graphene: TiO2 Hybrid Photoanodes" Advanced Materials Interfaces (Cover, 2015)

4. Vincent Tung, Jen-Hsien Huang, Ian Tevis, Samuel I Stupp, Franklin Kim, Jiaxing Huang," Surfactant Free, Water Processable Photoconductive All-carbon Composites", Journal of American Chemical Society (2011)

5. Vincent Tung*, Matthew J Allen*, Yang Yang, Richard B Kaner, "High-throughput Solution Processing of Large Scale Graphene", Nature Nanotechnology (2009)