MEET THE TEAM

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." -Henry Ford
Dr. Sung-Jin Cho Ph.D.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF NANOENERGY LAB

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 


Welcome to NANO ENERGY LAB!!!

​Prior to joining the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Prof. Cho worked as a lead scientist for over 10 years at some of the top battery companies including Johnson Controls Inc., and LG. He earned his Ph.D. in Electronic Material from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Prof. Cho has received several research innovation awards from Johnson Controls Inc. and is the recipient of 2016 North Carolina A&T State University Research Excellent Award.

Courses Taught
• NANO 761: Introduction of Nano Energy (Spring)

• NANO 855: Nano Energy Laboratory(Fall)
• NANO 861: Advanced Energy System (Fall)
• NANO 992: Doctoral Seminar and NANO 761: Graduate Seminar



Dr. Jong Soo Cho Ph.D.

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Dr. Jong Soo Cho is a senior research associate at JSNN. He was a senior R&D engineer and a senior manager at MK Electron Co.Ltd, South Korea for 7 years with his focus being on energy storage materials . He received his Ph.D. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Seoul National University in 2012.




Dr. Jongsung Park Ph.D.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Dr. Park received his Ph.D. degree in Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, under Prof. Martin Green’s supervision in 2018. He also got his M.S. in Photovoltaic Engineering from UNSW, supported by ChungNam Provincial Government (Republic of Korea) study abroad scholarship. During his M.S. and Ph.D. studies, Dr. Park devoted himself to research on inorganic solar cells. In his free time, he loves to watch and play baseball.
   
  
Md-Jamal Uddin

PHD STUDENT IN NANOENGINEERING
​Topic: Multiphase Cathode

Md-Jamal Uddin is currently a Nanoengineering Ph.D. student at JSNN. He has a Materials and Metallurgical Engineering B.S. degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology as well as an M.S. degree in Material's Science and Engineering from Tuskegee University.  Jamal applies his interest and knowledge in material's science by working on modifying structure of a cathode to improve its properites.

Pankaj Alaboina

PHD STUDENT IN NANOENGINEERING
​Topic: Prelithiated Si-Fe-Mn Alloy for High Energy Lithium Ion

Pankaj Kumar Alaboina is currently a Nanoengineering Ph.D. student at JSNN. He completed his Masters in VLSI Design (Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design) in Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at SRM University - Chennai, one of the premier institutions in India. He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering at Vignan Institute of Technology & Science – JNTU. He finds particularly excited by the work focused on Nanoengineering in energy technologies to power the future. His goal is to design high energy battery materials which are readily transformative and can drive the current state of the art technologies in a new direction for the future to shine.

Alla Letfullina

PHD STUDENT IN NANOSCIENCE
​Topic: Hybrid Solid State Electrolyte

Alla is a Nanoscience Ph. D. student at JSNN. She has a B.S. degree in Physics from Rose-Hulman Institute and Technology, which has been ranked as the number one engineering college in US for 18 consecutive years. She joined the Nanoenergy research team in Fall 2016 after taking Dr. Cho's Nanoenergy course and being inspired by energy and energy storage. She believes that the solid state battery is the future of batteries and her goal is to make a valuable contribution to this field. 

Reginald Goodwin

PHD STUDENT IN NANOENGINEERING

Reggie is a proud graduate of NC A&T State University in Engineering Physics, December 1984 and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Microelectronics & Photonics from Stevens University in Hoboken, NJ last year, February 2016. He is currently pursuing an M.S. and Ph.D. in Nanoengineering in the Nano Energy Research Team at JSNN.

Reggie was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force working as a Communications/Computer Systems Officer to the rank of Captain. After four years in the service, he worked in the semiconductor industry as a Process, Device and Product Engineer (Motorola), Manufacturing Engineer (Advanced Micro Devices) and an Operations Manager (Applied Materials). His interests in the Nano Energy Group are improving battery efficiency and the quality of human life as applied to: solar energy and power storage, electric vehicles and water purification.



 

FORMER STUDENTS

Smith Woosley

PHD STUDENT IN NANOENGINEERING
​Topic: 3D Printed Battery

Smith Woosley is a recent graduate with a Ph.D. degree in Nanoengineering from JSNN. He also has an M.S. degree in Nanoengineering from JSNN as well as a B.S. degree in Biological System's Engineering from Virginia Tech. His thesis work involves developing a 3D printed battery. Aside from doing research he enjoys photography and traveling.  




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Hope Kumakli

FORMER GRADUATE RESEARCH INTERN

Hope Kumakli was an intern at the Nanoenergy lab. He holds a M.S. degree in Chemistry (Bioanalytical) from North Carolina A&T University. He also holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from KNUST, which is the best science university in Ghana. He joined the lab in hopes to better his knowledge of energy storage materials. 

Samuel Cheung

FORMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH INTERN

Sam Cheung is currently studying at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.