Vincent Tung, Ph.D.


​Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interest

​Professor Tung's research focuses on developing the basic science coupled with advanced nanomanufacturing needed to translate the extraordinary properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials, from chalcogenides, nitrides, and oxides to graphene, into real-world applications. To this end, we stand out by offering a transformative set of solid-state chemistries, new physical understanding of additive nanomanufacturing, and applied approaches that allow us to access unprecedented structure-property-function relationships – crucial to developing innovative applications of 2D materials and their assembly into three-dimensional (3D) bulk-nanostructures, including electrochemical capacitors, catalysis, reactors and separation, drug delivery, sensing and highly complexity composites.


Selected Publications

  • Electrohydrodynamic-assisted Crumpling of MoS2 for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction 
    Yen-Chang Chen, Ang-Yu Lu, Ping Lu, Xiulin Yang, Chang-Ming Jiang, Maria Mariano, Oliver L...
    Advanced Materials , (Cover, 2017)
  • An Electrohydrodynamic Strategy for Synthesis of Crumpled Graphene Nanoparticles and Their Assembly into Hierarchic... 
    Hidetaka Ishihara, Yen-Chang Chen, Nicholas DeMarco, Oliver Lin, Chih-Meng Huang, Yi-Chia ...
    Scientific Report , (2016)
  • Capillarity Assisted Electrostatic Assembly of Hierarchically Functional 3D Graphene: TiO2 Hybrid Photoanodes 
    Yen-Chang Chen, Hidetaka Ishihara, Wenjun Chen, Johnny Sun, Nicholas De Marco, Andrew Sior...
    Advanced Materials Interfaces , (Cover, 2015)
  • Surfactant Free, Water Processable Photoconductive All-carbon Composites 
    Vincent Tung, Jen-Hsien Huang, Ian Tevis, Samuel I Stupp, Franklin Kim, Jiaxing Huang
    Journal of American Chemical Society , (2011)
  • High-throughput Solution Processing of Large Scale Graphene 
    Vincent Tung*, Matthew J Allen*, Yang Yang, Richard B Kaner
    Nature Nanotechnology , (2009)


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, 2009

M.S., Physical and Materials Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University 2005

Professional Profile

Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2012

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​2D Soft Active Materials (SAMs) Three Dimensionality In 2D SAMs High Throughput Nanoprocessing of Printable Hybrid Photovoltaics