Vincent Tung, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interests

​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