MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar were awarded a patent for "Ultrasensitive ion detector using carbon nanotubes or graphene".
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MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung, COS Associate Professor Swastik Kar, and ME Alumnus Dan Esposito, E’08, were awarded the $50K gold medal at the 2017 MassChallenge, for their start-up company, Guardion, which uses nanotechnology to create highly sensitive, low-cost, networked detectors of radioactivity and nuclear radiation.
MIE Professor Yung Joon Jung was awarded a $200K NSF grant for "Design and Development of High-performance Miniature Radiation Detectors using Ultrasensitive Graphene and Carbon Nanotube ion Sensors".