Han selected to lead Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering program

September 22, 2014

Sang M. Han, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as director of the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering program at the University of New Mexico.

UNM's interdisciplinary Nanoscience and Microsystems degree program is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, incorporating the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering.

Han will be responsible for improving and growing the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering graduate program, which provides a path for undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds — ranging from math, biology, physics, chemistry or engineering — to conduct graduate research in the area outside their immediate undergraduate background and pursue a degree in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

He said his goals in the position include actively growing the graduate enrollment, increasing industrial participation in improving the program, and securing graduate fellowships to support the program.

Han joined UNM’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2000 as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 2006.

Han received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1998, both in chemical engineering.