David Hwang
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Hwang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated with a B.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. He is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working on optoelectronic materials. Specifically, he is developing methods to fabricate high-brightness and high-efficiency electronic displays using inorganic GaN LEDs. His technical expertise lies in epitaxial growth of GaN-based thin films and nanofabrication of optoelectronic devices. He is involved with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), an organization dedicated to fostering leadership in scientists and engineers, and helped co-organize the student-led symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.