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Gon Namkoong

  • Gon Namkoong
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 231 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-269-5349
  • gnamkoon@odu.edu
  • Dr. Gon Namkoong received his B.S. in the Department in Physics from Chonbuk National University,South Korea in 1996 and Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003. Dr. Namkoong then worked as Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Engineer II at the Georgia Institute of Technology till he jointed the Faculty of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the ODU and ARC in 2007. Dr. Namkoong's research interest is in the development of nitride/ZnO-based thin films, nanorods and their devices on innovative substrate materials as well as applying new nanoscale thin film growth techniques to facilitate material and device improvement. Dr. Namkoong has been intimately involved in the creation of nanoscale optoelectric/electronic devices and novel integration technologies to overcome current device performance limitations allowing for new levels of multifunctional devices. He has authored/co-authored over 60 research papers/presentations as well as numerous technical reports and invention disclosures.
  • Education

    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
    Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
    Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Chonbuk National University, 1996
    Major: Physics
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2012: Mathcounts Coach Award, Peninsular Region Mathounts
  • 2012: Excellence in promoting undergraduate research, ODU
  • 2011: Editorial Board of ISRN Renewable Energy
  • 2010: BCET Dean's Faculty Development Grant
  • 2009: BCET Dean's Faculty Development Grant
  • 2009: Who's Who in America
  • 2007: Recipient of Faculty Proposal Preparation Program, Old Dominion University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    BRIDGE: Triple Wavelength White Light Emitters using Nitride/Oxide Heterostructure
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: August, 2008 - July, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Control of Indium Phase Separation and P-Type InGaN: Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: Cermet Inc
    Date: July 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Growth and control of InGaN nanostructures for solar cell applications
    Sponsoring Organization: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
    Date: August 15, 2010 - May 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Using video and simulation tools to enhance “renewable energy education
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty innovator grant, ODU
    Date: 2010 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    InGaN based Thin Multiunction Solar Cells-SBIR Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: Cermet, Inc
    Date: November, 2008 - October, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Ultrahigh-Efficiency Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells using Nanorod-in-Nanotube Techniques
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU research foundation
    Date: January, 2010 - August, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.; Lee, K.; Baumgart, H.; Elsayed-Ali, H.
    Green LEDs on Non-polar ZnO
    Sponsoring Organization: DOE SBIR I, Subcontract from Cermet Inc
    Date: September, 2009 - May, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    BCET Dean’s Faculty Development Grants
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU
    Date: October, 2009 - April, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Non-polar InGaN Solar Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: Cermet, Inc
    Date: January, 2009 - October, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Single polar InGaN Solar Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: Cermet, Inc.
    Date: January, 2009 - October, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    InGaN Based Thin Multijunction Solar Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: DOD SBIR-subcontract from Cermet Inc
    Date: January, 2008 - September, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
    Investigation and growth of nitride/ZnO based phosphor-free white LEDs
    Sponsoring Organization: Cermet, Inc
    Date: July, 2007 - September, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Namkoong, G.
  • Intellectual Property

    HIGH-EFFICIENCY HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC SOLAR CELLS
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Namkoong, G.
    Baumgart, H.
    Lee, K.
    Nitride/Zinc Oxide Based Light-Emitting Diodes
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Namkoong, G.
    Doolittle, W.
    Method for Fabricating Enhanced Surface Broad-Spectrum Sensors and Detectors using multiple Wall Tube-in-Tube Nanostructures Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) with the Template Replication Technique
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Gu, D.
    Baumgart, H.
    Namkoong, G.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.
    Method for Forming multiple Walled Tube-in-Tube Nanostructures Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) with the Template Replication Technique
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Gu, D.
    Baumgart, H.
    Namkoong, G.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.
    Method for Solid State Shape Transformation of Nanostructures by release from Alumina Templates for the Manufacturing of perfectly Circular Shaped Multiple Walled Nanotubes from Arbitrary Shaped Nanostructures
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Gu, D.
    Namkoong, G.
    Baumgart, H.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.
    Multi-layered Tube-in-Tube Solar Cells
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Namkoong, G.
    Baumgart, H.
    Gu, D.
    Abdel-Fattah, T.