ECE Welcomes New Faculty Member Cheng Gong

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Assistant Professor Cheng Gong

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes a new faculty member Assistant Professor Cheng Gong. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty, Gong was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. There, he led the 2D Materials & Devices subgroup in the Zhang Lab, which specializes in the emerging properties of two-dimensional materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs).

Gong’s research focuses on 2D materials and devices, 2D magnetism and spintronics, energy-efficient nanoelectronics, light-matter interactions, and a variety of quantum phenomena.

Gong’s sustained contribution to the field, particularly including his discovery of the first magnetic two-dimensional material, can be found in his 18 first-authored publications in high-profile journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Electronics, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nano Letters, and ACS Nano.

He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013.

For more information on Assistant Professor Cheng Gong, visit his faculty webpage.

Published August 2, 2019