Professor Hahm Wins Main Campus Research Achievement Award

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Professor  Jong-In Hahm, Associate Professor of Physics and member of the Institute, has been awarded the Distinguished Research Award (new window) for the Main Campus. Professor Hahm will receive the university’s Distinguished Achievement in Research Award for her work with one-dimensional nanomaterials such as nanotubes, nanowires and nanorods.

“I try to discover interesting properties that make nanomaterials unique,” she explains. “They can be optical, electrical or chemical properties. Once I find out what unique dimensions are there, I try to design sensors and probes predominately for biological testing.”

Hahm, who joined the chemistry department in 2010, has authored 25 scholarly articles in “high-impact” journals and delivered over 60 invited talks on her research at U.S. and international universities, government and industrial research laboratories and national and international meetings.

“Professor Hahm’s contributions to the science professions also expand to the leadership roles and professional services she has provided to many scientific journals published by the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics as well as to federal funding agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH),” chemistry department chair YuYe Tong wrote in his nomination letter for Hahm.

She also serves as the executive editor of Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques, regularly serves on NSF grant review panels and on the NIH study sections of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces as well as Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies. 

Congratulations, Jong-In! She will be honored for her work Monday, 1 November. Read more about her research on her home page (new window)