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Professor Han receives the new University of Maryland Brain and Behavior Initative 2015 Seed Grant award (April 2016)

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Professor Han's son got married (March 2016)

His son Daniel Han married Angela Kim, who is a 2nd year student at Georgetown Law School, on March 5th. Their wedding was held at the UMD Garden Chapel.

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Yong got married! (Feb. 2016)

Yong Sun happily tied the knot with Yinjun Huang (Professor Teng Li's student) on Valentine's Day. Side note: Professor Han was their wedding officiant.


Professor Han was named the 2016 ASME Mechanics Award winner in the Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD) (Nov. 2015)

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Bulong got married! (Oct. 2015)

Bulong Wu married his girlfriend Wenjuan Zou in China on Oct. 1, 2015, after dating for 7 years since college.

Professor Han and his colleagues Przemyslaw Gromala and Alicja Palczynska won the ICEPT 15 Outstanding Paper Award (Aug. 2015)

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Yong SunYong finishes an internship at Apple (Aug. 2015)

Yong Sun interned at Apple during the summer of '15 and worked with the reliability engineering team there, along with former LOMSS member Dr. C. Jang.

Professor Han was awarded a DARPA project focusing on optimizing the thermal and thermo-mechanical characteristics of cryogenic microcoolers (May 2015)

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Dae-Suk received an Honorable Mention in Mechanical Engineering from the 21st Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Competition (Feb. 2015)

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Firstborn for Hsiu-Ping (Aug. 2015)

Hsiu-Ping and his wife are delighted at the new addition to the family. Their adorable daughter Zoey Wei is shown smiling above.


Grace KimDae-Suk is a proud father (July 2014)

Dae-Suk Kim and his wife gave birth to their first child on July 21, 2014. The attached photo is of their princess Grace Sujin Kim at her doljanchi (Korean celebration of the baby's first birthday).

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LOMSS members attend SEM 2014 Conference (June 2014).

Kenny Mahan, Bulong Wu, Yong Sun, Hsiu-Ping Wei, and Dae-Suk Kim attended the SEM 2014 Conference in Greensville, SC.


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LOMSS members attend InterPACK 2013 conference in San Francisco, CA (July 2013)

Dae-suk Kim, Kenny Mahan, and Yong Sun attended the InterPACK 2013 conference and had a chance to visit former member Dr. Jang at Apple.


Kenny MahanKenny Mahan Wins Award (Oct. 2012)

Kenny Mahan won the Best Student Presentation Award at the Fall CALCE Consortium Meeting.

Yejin KimYejin Kim Defends Master’s Thesis (Oct. 2012)

Yejin (Michelle) Kim successfully defended her master’s thesis.

Oh BabyOh Second Child Born (Oct. 2012)

Dr. H Oh, and his wife gave birth to their second child on Oct. 2, 2012. The attached photo is their prince.

Currano TwinsTwins Born to Anita Currano (Aug. 2012)

Anita (Currano) just had twin girls and became a mother of three adorable daughters. She has been productive in her professional as well as personal life. Dr. Han shared a good piece of news with her; according to a recent survey parents with three daughters would never have to go to a nursing home (less than 5%). On the contrary, Dr. Han’s case is nearly 100% (with his two sons).

Hartsough BabyNew Family for Hartsough (March 2012)

Chris (Hartsough) got married in 2008 to a girl whom he met in college. They gave birth to their first child in March 2012. The name of the princess is Mila (photo - Taken a few hours after she was born). He is still working at Harsco Rail.


LOMSS LED Research (Feb. 2011)

Bong-Min’s PhD research work has been recognized in the following GE press release (mentioned as “As part of the DOE project, GE and the research team of Professors Bongtae Han and Avram Bar-Cohen at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed …”).

Dr. Kyoung-Joon Kim Joined Academia (Feb. 2011)

Dr. Kyoung-Joon Kim is joining the Mechanical Engineering Department of Pukyong National University (부경대학교) as an Assistant Professor. He has never given up his desire to be a professor. Please join us in congratulating him on his well-deserved position.

News about Dr. Yong Wang (Feb. 2011)

Dr. Yong Wang recently moved to Microsoft. He had two standing offers in his hands and decided to join MS considering his future career. We trust his new position will be exciting and rewarding. Let’s wish him every success with his new position.


Kaushal BabyDr. Kaushal Finally Became A Father (Dec. 2010)

What else can be better than sharing this piece of news with you during the holiday season? Dr. Kaushal Verma, LOMSS’s first PhD, finally became a true adult. His wife, Priya, gave birth to their son on Dec 19, 2010. The prince and the princess are doing fine.

Yuri earned her MS degree (Dec. 2010)

Yuri Lee, defended her MS thesis successfully. As some of early members remember, she started her PhD program many years ago but could not continue due to an unexpected medical challenge. Although she could not complete her PhD, this MS degree is much more meaningful than just a degree: her perseverance.  Please join us in congratulating her on this wonderful achievement.

Article about Prof. Y. Wang (Dec. 2010)

Enjoy this article about a former LOMSS member, Prof. Wang.

Dr. C. Jang joined Apple (Oct. 2010)

Dr. Jang accepted an offer from Apple and will start his position around October 1, 2010. Our first Apple Man, Dr. Ari Goswami, helped him immensely during the course of his application.

GradsYong, Laura and Yejin graduated together!!! (July 2010)
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News about Dr. H. Bi
(July 2010)

Dr. Hongbo left Medtronic and joined CGGVeritas in Houston TX. Guess what! He will be a father this winter. Wish him and his wife the best.

Dr. Cho's SonNews about Dr. S. Cho (July 2010)

Dr. S. Cho has recently moved to the Samsung Techwin HQ from the manufacturing site. He sent us a photo of his 3-year old son. Pictured Right.

News about Dr. S. Yoon (July 2010)

Dr. Samson Yoon has been managing a small department in Techwin Samsung while continuing to play a role as an engineer.

Laura MarriedLaura got married!!! (June 2010)

Laura got married in June. Below is her wedding photo. She looks really pretty in her traditional Malaysian dress.


Anita Currano Gets MarriedAnita Currano got married (Sep. 2009)

Anita finally finished her master's degree in May, after taking one class a semester for 5 years while working full time. Even more exciting, in September she married the most wonderful man (to her) in the world, Martin San Juan. Her new name will be Anita San Juan.
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Ari received the ME best thesis award (April 2009)

Ari’s thesis was selected for the ME best Ph.D. thesis award. View pdf.

Prof. Y. Cho received a prestigious award (April 2009)

Prof. Y. Cho has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Science/Technology Award by the Council for Science and Technology of Pusan. LOMSS Korean members can get more details from this newspaper article.


Professor Han Elected Fellow of ASME (Aug. 2007)

Congratulations to Professor of Mechanical Engineering Bongtae Han, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). View full story

The citation reads:
"Dr. Han serves critical industrial needs through measurement and interpretation of thermo-mechanical deformations of microelectronic and photonic devices. His contributions center around experimental analyses by optical techniques. He developed, extended and utilized special measurement means, including Moiré Interferometry, Micro-Moiré Interferometry, Far Infrared Fizeau Interferometry and Shadow Moiré, thereby providing instrumentation for, and analyses of, electronic package behavior; instrumentation that he developed is widely used in industry today. These experimental analyses provide critical guidance and verification for extensive computational analyses. Dr. Han disseminated his research and development accomplishments through extensive publications, presentations, patents and importantly through training of his students. His work has been a seminal contribution to the industry."

Han has received other prestigious honors in his accomplished career. He was awarded the ASME Associate Editor of the Year Award in 2005. He is also a Fellow in the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and an Associate Editor for ASME Transactions, Journal of Electronic Packaging. Dr. Han was approved for a patent in 2007 for his invention “Shadow Moiré Using Non-Zero Talbot Distance,” by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.


Arindam Goswami Wins Motorola Fellowship (June 2006)

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ME Ph.D. student Arindam Goswami recently won the 14th Motorola-IEEE CPMT Society Graduate Student Fellowship for Research on Electronic Packaging for his paper titled “Ultra-Fine Leak Detection of Hermetic Wafer Level Packages.” Goswami's paper was selected as the best of 22 submissions. His thesis advisor is Professor Bongtae Han. The award was presented at the 56th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), held May 30 - June 2, 2006 in San Diego, California.

The Fellowship award is intended to promote graduate-level study and research on electronic packaging, and is given annually to a student enrolled full-time in a graduate curriculum leading to a Ph.D. and whose major field of interest is in electronic packaging. In 1992, Bob Galvin initiated the Fellowship, envisioning the need to promote graduate level study and research in electronic packaging.

Professor Han Named 2004 Associate Editor of the Year (March 2006)

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Professor of Mechanical Engineering Bongtae Han was recently awarded the 2004 ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging Associate Editor of the Year Award. The award recognizes his technical and administrative service to the journal during the 2004 calendar year.

The award was formally presented at the Electronic and Photonic Packaging technical division meeting during the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 5-10 in Chicago, Illinois.


Professor Han Elected Fellow of SEM (Nov. 2005)

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Professor Bongtae Han was recently elevated to Fellow status as a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). Han receives this recognition for his notable contributions to the Society and to the field of Experimental Mechanics, specifically by his efforts in extending the applicability of moire interferometry into the micromechanics domain, development of new optical techniques, and stress analysis of multi-layer structures using photomechanics methods. Han received recognition for the Fellows award at the 2006 SEM Annual Conference on Experimental Mechanics in St. Louis, Missouri on June 6, 2006.

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