Dr. Cheong is the founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials, a Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Postech in Korea. He is a leading expert in oxide physics and has made important contributions to enhance the functionality of complex materials driven by collective correlations and phase transitions. He has also made pivotal contributions to mesoscopic self-organization in solids, including nanoscale charge stripe formation, mesoscopic electronic phase separation in mixed-valent transition metal oxides, multi-step self-organization in complex materials through dimerization, and topological vortex domains in multiferroics. Dr. Cheong has received the Ho-Am Prize from Samsung, the Korean Broadcasting System Global Korean Award, and the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials sponsored by IBM. Dr. Cheong earned his PhD from the University of California in Los Angeles and also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
Rutgers University, Center for Emergent Materials, Department of Physics and Astronomy