University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Nosang Myung

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Nosang Myung

Professor and Chair of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Nosang Myung

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Bourns Hall B353
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-7710
Facsimile: 951-827-5696
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Former Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 1998 UCLA
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering 1997 UCLA
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering 1994 UCLA


  • NASA Patent Award (2007)
  • NSF Travel Grant (Sept. 2006)
  • Faculty Development Award (June, 2006)
  • Regents’ Faculty Fellowship (June, 2004)
  • NASA Tech Brief Award (April, 2004)
  • UCR-AICHE Student Chapter Recognition Award (May, 2004)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spot Award (2002, 2006)
  • Abner Brenner Gold Medal Award from American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF) (June, 2001)
  • First Time Author’s Award from Plating and Surface Finishing (June, 2000)
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • Department of Education Fellowship
  • American Electroplating and Surface Finishing Summer Scholarship
  • Electrochemical Society Student Grant, Hughes Aircraft Company Scholarship
  • Korean American Edward Lee Scholarship


Professor Nosang Myung received his B.S. M.S. and Ph. D. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994, 1997, and 1998, respectively. He spent three years as a research engineer at the same institution. In 2001-2003, he joined MEMS group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a member of engineering staff.

Nanotechnology and nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) are rapidly evolving areas of science and engineering that hold the promise of creating new techniques to manufacture devices and develop advanced information technology. It is fundamentally changing the way materials and devices will be produced and it will be central to the next epoch of the information age. At present, we perceive only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the benefits that nanostructuring can bring. My research interests include electrochemical nano systems (ENS) and advanced materials and process development for NEMS/MEMS including bio-MEMS. My research objective is to control nanoscale sized features to enhance material properties and device functions beyond those that we currently know. The ability to develop and to engineer materials at the nanoscale level and to apply their unique properties into nano or microelectromechanical systems will have great impact on technology, industry and commerce. Future advances in chemical and materials engineering such as catalysis, advanced materials, and separations will require nanometer-scaled engineering.

My research at UCLA and JPL demonstrated that electrochemical processing is a cost effective technology to produce nano-scale building blocks with precisely controlled size and composition and then assemble into structures with unique properties and functions. Specific areas of my research include 1) bio/nano electrochemical sensors, 2) nanoelectronics, 3) high efficient portable power sources including microfabricated direct methanol fuel cells (m-DMFC) and micro-batteries, 4) nano-engineered advanced materials including thermoelectric materials, battery and supercapcitor electrodes, 5) materials and process development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), 6) microreactor and 7) high performance nanostructured magnetic materials.

Research Areas

Synthesis of nanoengineering materials, thermoelectrics, spintronics, NEMS/MEMS, gas sensor, bio-sensor, environmental remediation, dental biofilm

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • A. Wanekaya, W. Chen, N. V. Myung, A. Mulchandani, ''Conducting Polymer Nanowires-Based BioFET Sensors for Label-Free Detection,'' September, Smart Biosensor Technology, CRC Press, 133-149 (2006).
  • A. K. Wanekaya, W. Chen, N. V. Myung, A. Mulchandani, ''Conducting Polymer Nanowire-Based Biosensors,'' April, Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., L. Paggetti, 32 m.s. pages (2006).
  • C. Hangarter, T. George, N. V. Myung, “Electrochemical Fabricated MicroElectroMechanical Systems/NanoElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)” New Frontiers in Electrochemical Sciences and Technology Vol. 2; Electrochemical Nanotechnologies, August, 62m.s. pages, (2006).

Selected peer-reviewed journals

  • M. Yun, N. V. Myung, R. Vasquez, C. Lee, E. Menke, R. M. Penner, ''Electrochemically Grown Wires for Individually Addressable Sensor Arrays,'' Nano Letters, 4, 3, 419-422, 2004.
  • K. Ramanathan, M. Bangar, M. Yun, W. Chen, A. Mulchandani*, N. V. Myung*, ''Individually Addressable Conducting Polymer Nanowires Array,'' Nano Letters, 4, 7, 1237-1239, 2004.
  • M. Bangar, K. Ramanathan, M. Yun, C. Hangarter, C. L. Lee, N. V. Myung*, ''Controlled Growth of Single Palladium Nanowire between Microfabricated Electrodes,'' Chemistry of Materials, 16, 24, 4955-4959, 2004.
  • J. R. Lim, J. F. Whitacre, J.-P. Fluerial, C.-K. Huang, M. A. Ryan, N. V. Myung*, ''Fabrication Method of Thermoelectric Nanodevices,'' Advanced Materials, 17, 12, 1492-1496, 2005.
  • K. Ramanathan, M. A. Bangar, M. Yun, W. Chen, N. V. Myung*, A. Mulchandani*, ''Bioaffinity Sensing Using Biologically-Functionalized Conducting Polymer Nanowire,'' Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), 127, 2, 496-497, 2005.
  • C. M. Hangarter and N. V. Myung*, ''Magnetic Alignment of Nanowires,'' Chem. Maters., 17, 6, 1320-1324, 2005.
  • R. Thamankar, S. Niyogi, B. Y. Yoo, Y. W. Rheem, N. V. Myung, R. C. Haddon, R. K. Kawakami, ''Spin Polarized Transport in Magnetically Assembled Carbon Nanotubes Spin Valves,'' Applied Physic Letters, 89, 3, 033119-1 to 033119-3, 2006.
  • B. Y. Yoo, F. Xiao, K. N. Bozhilov, J. Herman, M. A. Ryan, N. V. Myung*, ''Electrodeposition of Thermoelectric Superlattice Nanowires”, Advanced Materials, 19, 296-299, 2007.
  • A. K. Wanekaya, M. A. Bangar, M. Yun, W. Chen, N. V. Myung*, A. Mulchandani*, ''Field Effect Transistors Based on Single Nanowires of Conducting Polymers,'' J. Phys. Chem. C accepted, 2007.
  • S. Mubeen, T. Zhang, B. Y. Yoo, M. Deshusses*, N. V. Myung*, ''Palladium Nanoparticles Decorated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Based Hydrogen Sensor,'' J. Phys. Chem. C, accepted, 2007.
  • H. Jung, H. Park, J. Kim, J.-H. Lee, H.-G. Hur, N. V. Myung, H.-C. Choi, “Preparation of Biotic and Abiotic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (IOnPs) and Their Properties and Applications to Heterogeneous Catalytic Oxidation”, Environmental Science and Technology, Sept., 32 m. s. pages, 2007.
  • C. M. Hangarter, Y. Rheem, B.-Y. Yoo, E.-H. Yang, N. V. Myung*, “Hierarchical magnetic assembly of nanowires”, Nanotechnology, accepted, (2007).

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