Ding-Wen (Tony) Chung

    Ph.D. Student
    Co-advised with Prof. David Seidman

    Phone: 847.467.5416
    Email: dwchung88@u.northwestern.edu
    Address: 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

I was born in Taiwan and moved to Thailand after middle school. After completing my high school in Thailand, I came to U.S. for my undergraduate study in Materials Science and Engineering at Purdue University. At Purdue, my research focuses on electrode microstructure design of lithium-ion batteries using finite element based simulation. Through computation, we determine the optimal microstructure features, such as particle morphology, surface area, porosity, tortuosity of an electrode, to enhance battery performance and reliability. I also conducted scanning probe study in Oak Ridge National Lab and organic solar cell research in UCLA. During my spare time, I like to watch movie, play slow pitch softball and hiking. Recently, I have been developing skill for backpacking.

My research focuses on designing Co-based superalloy for high temperature mechanical applications. Co-based superalloy has the potential to replace Ni based superalloy due to its higher melting temperature which may improve the operational efficiency of a jet engine. The high temperature mechanical properties of superalloy stem from its unique two phase ?-?' microstructure with low interface misfit that effectively impede dislocation motion. However, the high temperature stability of Co-based superalloy needs to be further improved before commercialization.


  1. Martin Ebner, Ding-Wen Chung, R. Edwin García, and Vanessa Wood. “Tortuosity Anisotropy in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes.” Advanced Energy Materials. 4, 1301278 (2014)
  2. Ding-Wen Chung, Paul R. Shearing, Nigel P. Brandon, Stephen J. Harris, and R. Edwin García. “Particle Size Polydispersity in Li-Ion Batteries.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 161, A422-A430 (2014)
  3. Daw Gen Lim, Ding-Wen Chung, Robert Kohler, Johannes Proell, Christopher Scherr, Wihelm Pfleging, and R.E. García. “Designing 3D Conical-Shaped Lithium-Ion Microelectrodes.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161, A302-A307 (2014)
  4. Ding-Wen Chung, Martin Ebner, David R. Ely, Vanessa Wood, and R. Edwin García. “Validity of the Bruggeman Relation for Porous Electrodes.” Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 21, 074009 (2013)
  5. Ding-Wen Chung, Nina Balke, Sergei V. Kalinin, and R. Edwín García. “Virtual Electrochemical Strain Microscopy of Polycrystalline LiCoO2 Films.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 158, A1083-A1089 (2011)
  6. N. Balke, S. Jesse, A.N. Morozovska, E. Eliseev, D.W. Chung, Y. Kim, L. Adamczyk, R.E. García, N. Dudney, and S.V. Kalinin. “Nanoscale mapping of ion diffusion in a lithium-ion battery cathode.” Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 749-754, (2010)
  7. Yu-Ho Won, Ho Seong Jang, Ding-Wen Chung, and Lia A. Stanciu. “Multifunctional Calcium Carbonate Microparticles: Synthesis and Biological Applications,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 7728-7733, (2010)