Sang Eon Han


Phone: (505)-277-8670
Fax: (505) 277-5433

Physical Address

Room 1421
Farris Engineering Center

Mailing Address

MSC 01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2009

MS, Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1998

BS, Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1996


Dr. Sang Eon Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering in UNM.  He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. & B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University.  He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in MIT.  His current research is focused on optical and optoelectronic nanomaterials for efficient energy usage.  He is a recipient of NSF Career Award in 2016; UNM Science and Technology Corporation Innovation Award in 2016; Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2013; and fellowship from the Samsung Lee Kun Hee Scholarship Foundation 2003-2007.

Professional Experience
  • 2012 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2009 - 2012: Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  • 1998 - 2003: Research Scientist, LG-Chem. Research Park, Daejeon, Korea.
Honors and Awards
  • 2016                NSF CAREER Award
  • 2016, 2017     STC Innovation Award
  • 2013                Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2007                DoWonSuk Memorial Award
  • 2003-2007      Fellowship from the Samsung Lee Kun Hee Scholarship Foundation
  • 2001                Industrial Innovation Award from Korea Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy
  • 2001                LG R&D Award
  • 2001                LG Chem R&D Award

For a complete list of publications, click here

Teaching Interests

  • CBE 521 Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CBE 253 CBE Computing
  • CBE 317 Numerical Methods for CBE

Research Interests

  • Nanophotonics
  • Thermal Radiation
  • Solar Energy Harvesting and Conversion
  • Nanoscale Thermal Energy Conversion

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations