Professor Cheng Gong Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

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Professor Cheng Gong has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.  His appointment was approved by University of Maryland President Darryll Pines.

Professor Gong joined ECE in 2019 and has joint appointments with the Quantum Technology Center (QTC), Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and Quantum Materials Center (QMC) in the Department of Physics. Gong group’s research interests include 2D materials and devices, 2D magnetism and spintronics, energy-efficient nanoelectronics and quantum phenomena, with a total of more than $5M grant support from a number of federal and industrial funding agencies. 

Prior to his position in ECE, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where he pioneered the discovery of "2D magnet". He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013. 

He has been recognized with numerous awards, including 2024 NSF CAREER Award, the 2022 "Chemist of the Year" Award from the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society, the Governor's Citation in 2022, and 2020 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductors. In 2022, he won the UMD "Invention of the Year" Award (both in Applied Physics category and across all disciplines) for his technological innovation entitled “2D Materials-Based Nanosensors for Rapid Monitoring of Meat Freshness”.


Published June 3, 2024