Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
PhD Lehigh University
Phone (607) 777-2897
FAX: (607) 777-4620
Teaching/Research Focus: Thin films and coatings, processing science, microstructure design of ceramics and metals, characterization
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, electronic packaging materials and coatings 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 materials and processes. His current research interests include materials reliability issues in electronics packaging, processing and mechanical testing of small length scale materials, ceramic protective coatings (e.g., TBC, EBC) and microstructural design of advanced ceramics. 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 and the TMS.