Hyun-Joong Chung, PhD, P.Eng.

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him, his


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-4790
13-277 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Materials Characterization and Processing Polymeric Materials Sensors


Hyun-Joong Chung is a Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He leads an interdisciplinary research program on understanding physical and chemical properties of elastomeric materials, and then on translating the understanding to engineering applications in various fields. His early-career contributions include key studies on the role of jamming nanoparticles in phase-separating polymer blends. After spending 4-years in information display industry to develop zinc-oxide-based thin film transistors for AMOLEDs, he came back to academia to apply the device knowledge in stretchable bioelectronics. His recent contributions are on studying various stretchable soft materials, including gels, elastomers, and textiles with or without functional additives and reinforcements.

B.Sc. - KAIST (2000), PhD - U. Pennsylvania (2005), Senior Engineer @ Samsung Display (2006 - 2009), Post-doc - U. Illionois at Urbana-Champaign (2009 - 2012)


Please refer to my research group website:


And, please see link below for recent contributions from my research group:


Current Projects:

  • Hydrogels for colorimetric sensing
  • Organogels and textiles for anti-fouling application
  • Flame-retardant textiles
  • Magnetically controlled 3D printed structures
  • Elastomer composites for medical devices
  • and any related fundamental studies on hydrogels and elastomers

Keywords: Gels, Elastomers, Soft bioelectronics, Flexible and Printed electronics, Polymer physics, Nanocomposites, Functional soft materials


  • MatE491/669 – Solid State Physics of Mat’ls / Nano Functional Mat’ls (F16, F17, F18, F19, F20, F22)
  • CME482/689 – Fundamentals of Polymers / Polymer Properties (F14, F17, F23)
  • CME694 – Physicochemical Properties of Gels and Elastomers (F19)
  • MatE211 – Characterization of Materials (W19, W20, W21, W23)
  • MatE202 – Materials Science II (F13, W14, W15, S16, S17, W23)
  • MatE335 – Phase Transformation I (F23)
  • MatE390 – Introduction to Nano and Functional Materials (F15)
  • CME483 – Colloquium II (W13, W21)
  • CME481 – Colloquium I (F14, F16)


CH E 689 - Polymer Properties

Polymerization, molar mass distributions, polymer analytical techniques, solution and blend thermodynamics, physical and chemical properties of polymers, lattice models, rubber thermodynamics, polymer processing, fluid flow and heat transfer in melt processing, special polymer project. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Not open to students with credit in MAT E 467 or CH E 539.

CME 482 - Fundamentals of Polymers

Polymerization, molecular weight distribution, molecular weight measurement techniques, isomerism and conformation, rubber elasticity, glass transition, amorphous and crystalline states, crystallization and melting, tensile property, polymer melts and rheology, polymer solutions and blends. May include a tour to a local polymer manufacturer. Prerequisites: STAT 235, CH E 312 and (CH E 343 or MAT E 301 or 340).

MAT E 335 - Phase Transformations I

Solid phases and phase diagrams. Atomic mechanisms of solid state diffusion and diffusion in multicomponent and multiphase systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of diffusional and diffusionless solid state transformations. Applications in alloy heat treating and surface treatment. Prerequisites: MAT E 211, and 204 or 301.

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