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.
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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".
MIE Associate Professor Yung Joon Jung and affiliated Physics Associate Professor Swastik Kar have developed technology that can aid in the detection of nuclear threats.