Sang Han


Phone: 505-277-3118

Physical Address

Room 2047
Centennial Engineering Center

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Regents' Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara, Chemical Engineering, 1998

B.S. University of California Berkeley, Chemical Engineering with Honors, 1992


Sang M. Han, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley. His current research topics include (1) selective growth of Ge quantum structures and high-­‐quality heteroepitaxial films on Si; (2) III-­‐V integration on engineered Ge-­‐on-­‐Si virtual substrates for photovoltaic, electronic, and sensor applications; (3) hybrid micro/nanofluidic systems for advanced bioseparation and analysis; (4) synthetic modification of semiconductor surfaces; and (5) nanocrystal synthesis and surface functionalization for nonlinear optical and biological applications. Dr. Han is a recipient of an STC.UNM Creative Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, a UNM Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award in 2005, and an NSF Career Award in 2001. He has 46 publications in peer-­‐reviewed journals and over 140 invited/contributed papers at academic institutions and conferences. Dr. Han has eight issued U.S. patents.

Research Interests

  • Selective heteroepitaxy of Ge and III-V compound semiconductors on Si for multijunction solar cells and RF applications
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy of quantum structure and film growth, and organic-inorganic hybrid systems
  • Hybrid micro/nanofluidic systems for advanced bioseparation and analysis, including high-resolution protein separations in nanofluidic FET devices
  • Nanocrystal synthesis, functionalization, and integration for nonlinear optical and biological applications

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