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Junghyun Cho


Mechanical Engineering


Junghyun Cho joined the Watson School as an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in fall 2001 after finishing a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his entire research career, he has gained a broad experience through studies of various materials systems such as ceramics, metals, coatings, and electronic packaging materials by using both experimental and computational techniques. Before starting his graduate studies, he worked at Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center (Korea) for about one year in the area of electronics packaging. His current research interests include solution growth of nanostructured ceramic films, protective/barrier coatings, mechanical testing, and packaging and interconnect materials for microelectronics, MEMS and flexible devices. He is also a member of several honor societies including Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Delta and several professional organizations including the American Ceramics Society, MRS, and TMS.


  • Co-Director of Materials Science and Engineering Program

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  • BS, Yonsei University
  • MS, Northwestern University
  • PhD, Lehigh University

Research Interests

  • Materials
  • ceramic films
  • metals and alloys
  • microstructure design of advanced materials
  • mechanical property