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Ed Kwock Goo

Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


  • 1980, Master's Degree, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
  • 1978, Bachelor's Degree, Materials Science and Engineering , Cornell University
  • Doctoral Degree, Materials Engineering, Stanford University


Dr. Goo received his BS from Cornell University and his MS from U. C. Berkeley, both in Materials Science and Engineering, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. After working as a Senior Research Engineer at Fairchild Research and Development, he returned to school and received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1985. He was the recipient of the 1986 Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal, awarded by the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers to a young materials scientist showing outstanding promise of a successful career in materials science. In 1988, Dr. Goo received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and in 1990 he received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

Research Summary

Investigation of phase transformation and crystal defects by transmission electron microscopy
Deformation twinning in intermetallics
Cation ordering in complex perovskites
Cathode materials for Li-ion batteries


  • 1996 Viterbi School of Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering - Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 1990 Office of Naval Research Office of Naval Research - Young Investigator Award
  • 1989 Viterbi School of Engineering - Northrup Viterbi School of Engineering - Northrup Junior Faculty Research Award
  • 1988 NSF NSF Presidential Young Investigator
  • 1987 The Metallurgical Society Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal
  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • VHE 602
  • Vivian Hall of Engineering
  • 3651 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 241
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4426