Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017
Speaker: Haiyan Wang, Ph.D.
                 Purdue University  
Title: Nanoengineering and Integration of Materials with Unique Functionalities — Oxide-Oxide Nanocomposites and Beyond  
Time: 12:10 pm

Abstract: Integrating two functional materials through nanoengineering approach in thin film form provides unlimited possibilities in developing new materials with unique functionalities for future electronics and energy applications. The talk focuses on a set of hybrid materials with unique functionalities for device applications, including magnetoresistance materials, multiferroics, exchange bias, metamaterials for plasmonics and photonics, high density magnetic storage, high temperature superconductors (HTS), and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Both oxide-oxide and the newly discovered oxide-metal hybrid systems will be discussed. Some new findings on new single phase layered oxide systems as multiferroics will also be introduced.

Bio: Wang is the Basil R. Turner Professor of Engineering in the School of Materials Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University from August 2016. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M Unversity from 2006 to 2016. From 2013-2015, she served as a progam director at the U.S. National Science Foundation in charge of the Electronic and Photonic Materials Program in the Division of Materials Research. From December 2002 to January 2006, Wang was on the staff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a director-funded post-doctoral fellow and then as a permanent technical staff member. She received her Ph.D. degree at North Carolina State University in Dec. 2002.

Wang specializes in nanostructured functional ceramics for multifunctional hybrid materials, microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, ferroelectric and ferromagnetic applications, and radiation tolerance materials. She has published over 400 journal articles (citation 11500 times, H-index of 51) and presented over 200 invited and contributed talks at various international conferences. Wang holds eight patents in the areas of thin film processing and architectures. She is the fellow of APS (2017), AAAS (2016), ACerS (2015), and ASM (2014). Her major awards include TAMEST O’Donnell Award 2015, Distinguished Research Achievement Award (2015), TEES Senior Fellow 2013, the ASM Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Materials Scientist in 2011, NSF Career Award in 2009, a Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) in 2008, an ONR-YIP in 2008 and an AFOSR-YIP in 2007.

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