Hwang, Jinwoo


Professional Appointments

  • 2020 – present, Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering, The Ohio State University.
  • 2014 – 2020, Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering, The Ohio State University.
  • 2011 – 2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Materials Department, University of California Santa Barbara 



  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, Materials Science and Engineering, June 2011.
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Materials Science and Engineering, May 2005.
  • B.S., Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, Materials Science and Engineering, August 2002.


Prof. Jinwoo Hwang develops new atomic-scale characterization techniques based on scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) to investigate the structural origins of a wide range of important properties of materials. We combine the novel STEM techniques, including fluctuation microscopy, electron nano diffraction, and 4D-STEM, with advanced computational simulations to determine the important structure-property relationships beyond the limits of conventional characterization or simulation methods. Current research topics include:


  • Electronic Materials: Defects in novel wide band gap semiconductors

  • Magnetic Interfaces: Creation and control of new magnetic properties

  • Disordered Materials: Structure and properties of amorphous and glassy materials
  • Thermal Properties: Heat transport in nanoscale materials


Please visit Jinwoo's group website for more details (here).