Frank R. Chung


Frank Chung was an undergraduate at Brown University in the class of 2015; he completed the requirements for a Sc.B. in chemistry in December 2014 and worked as a Staff Researcher through the spring. Frank Chung grew up in Newton, MA, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Frank was awarded a Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research and Teaching Award, a Research at Brown Grant, and a NASA / Rhode Island Space Grant Research Scholar fellowship during his time in the group. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Frank was often found studying and performing research, but in his limited spare time, he was involved in numerous campus activities from working with Health Leads, an organization that connects families in the Providence area with resources to affect the social determinants of health, to serving on Brown EMS. Frank has been heavily involved in teaching and mentoring activities through organizations such as Algebra in Motion, Brown Science Prep, and as a TA for CHEM0330: Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure.

Frank Chung completed a thesis entitled "Synthesis and characterization of novel layered nanomaterials" and graduated on May 24th, 2015 from Brown University with a Sc.B. in Chemistry with departmental honors and latin honors (magna cum laude). Frank will be attending the New York University School of Medicine to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.

Laboratory Activities

  • Asylum MFP-3D Origin Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Bruker D8 Discover X-ray Diffraction System (XRD)
  • WITec alpha 300M+ Confocal Raman Microscope
  • FEI Helios Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) - Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • JEOL 2100F - Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)
  • LEO 1530 - Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Publications

    3.   K.P. Chen, F.R. Chung, M. Wang, K.J. Koski, Dual Element Intercalation into 2D Layered Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b00666 (2015). (View)
    2.   S. Keuleyan, M. Wang, F.R. Chung, J. Commons, K.J. Koski, A Silicon-Based Two-Dimensional Chalcogenide: Growth of Si2Te3 Nanoribbons and Nanoplates. Nano Lett. DOI:10.1021/nl504330g (2015). (View)
    1.   B.W. Reed, F.R. Chung, M. Wang, T. LaGrange, K.J. Koski, Disorder-Order transition in 2D copper-intercalated MoO3 using dynamic transmission electron microscopy. 2D Mater. 1 035001 (2014). (View)