Hyun-Joong Chung, PhD, P.Eng.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him, his


Associate 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 an Associate 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:

  • Organogels and textiles for anti-fouling application
  • Elastomer composites for medical devices
  • Flame-retardant textiles
  • Magnetically controlled 3D printed structures
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • MatE390 – Introduction to Nano and Functional Materials (F15)
  • CME483 – Colloquium II (W13, W21)
  • CME481 – Colloquium I (F14, F16)


MAT E 202 - Materials Science II

An introduction to the science of materials relating their mechanical, thermal, electronic, and chemical properties to atomic, molecular, and crystal structure. Ceramic and metallic crystals, glasses, polymers, and composite materials. Multi-phase materials, phase transformations, and strengthening processes. Laboratories and seminars include mechanical properties of materials, microstructure, heat treatment of steel, and hands on design experiments. Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or consent of Department.

MAT E 211 - Characterization of Materials

Techniques for characterization of materials. Elements of crystallography. Optical microscopy and image analysis, diffraction techniques, electron microscopy, surface science techniques, wet chemical techniques, non-destructive characterization, emerging techniques. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or consent of Department.

MAT E 491 - Solid State Physics of Materials

Classical mechanics and its limitations; basic quantum mechanics; band theory; band diagrams for metals, insulators; Semiconductor and dielectric materials, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics, and magnetic materials; Intrinsic and doped semiconductors; Optical properties of materials; Light-matter interactions, Prerequisite: PHYS 130, MAT E 202, or by consent of instructor.

MAT E 669 - Nano Functional Materials

Band theory and solid state properties. Thin film growth at the nanoscale. Semiconductors and dielectric materials, piezoelectrics and thermoelectrics. Semiconductors, doping, p-n junctions, solar cells. Thermoelectric materials and the Seebeck, Thomson, and Peltier Effects. Optical and electrical property measurement.

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