Photo of graduate student Chullhee Cho

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named MechSE doctoral student Chullhee (Chase) Cho a winner of the society’s 2021 Gold Award.

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Cho was honored in April during the MRS 2021 Spring Meeting.

Cho’s research in Associate Professor SungWoo Nam’s lab focuses on strain and interfacial engineering of atomically thin 2D materials. In his most recent published work, in Nature Electronics, he helped provide a readily adoptable solution to thin-film metal-based flexible/wearable electronics by inserting an atom-thick layer within conventional metal electrodes. This improved the strength and stability of electronic devices by several orders of magnitude....