For over forty years, Dr. Steve Hung has been involved in cutting edge research and provided leadership, project management and education in a wide variety of engineering and technology endeavors. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and both his Master of Science and Ph.D. Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Illinois. Dr. Hung has received nine patents with several pending, a federal invention registration, and is widely published. His research, product development, and teaching interests lie in the area of system development and integration methods with emphases in the area of transportation and energy related applications.
Steve’s government-related positions have included consulting and contract positions with United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. His academic positions have included teaching in the department of electrical and computer engineering of Auburn University; the mechanical and automotive engineering departments of Clemson University, where he was one of the original ten faculty members of Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR); and teaching in the transportation design department of the College for Creative Studies. Steve’s industrial positions include work at General Electric, Ford Motor Company, Visteon Corporation, and more recently, DD Dannar LLC (“DANNAR”).
Following his stint at CU-ICAR, Steve began working closely with DANNAR’s founder, providing advice on technology options and intellectual property. Steve provided important architecture, system engineering and product development services for the Mobile Power Station, a pioneering off-road electric vehicle. He also provided underlying technical advice, Proof-Of-Concept development support, sales technical support, and patent drafting support for DANNAR’s vehicle communication and control systems and multiple-pack Lithium-ion battery systems.
As technical advisor, his disciplined approach to R&D has helped guide Metatomic’s founders. With his attention to developing systems and as a teacher, Steve provides a unique liaison and educational role between Metatomic’s university relationships, the nuclear and utility industries, the government, and funders. In the past six months, Steve has led the company’s major efforts in advancing and simplifying technology improvements and increased functionality of the Metatomic process.