Dr. Yongho Sohn is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Director for Materials Characterization Facility at University of Central Florida. He received his B.S. with honors and M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA in mechanical and materials engineering, respectively. He graduated in 1999 with Ph.D. in materials from Purdue University and spent two years as a post-doctoral research scholar at the University of Connecticut. He joined University of Central Florida in 2001 as an assistant professor. His research and teaching focus on microstructure analysis and control for various applications including gas turbine engines for power generation, both aircraft and utilities, advanced nuclear fuels with low enrichment, and superlight-weight metal matrix composites for structural applications. His laboratory has been established as the “go-to” laboratory to work with for quantitative microstructural analysis and high-fidelity diffusion data. Dr. Sohn’s research has been funded by various agencies including National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, and many private corporations. He has published 7 book chapters, over 135 journal papers and 60 proceedings papers. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2003-08), UCF’s 2012 and 2006 research incentive awards, and UCF’s 2007 and 2013 teaching incentive award. He is an associate editor for Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (Springer), member of editorial board for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (Springer) and Defects and Diffusion Forum (TransTech).
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida