Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named Fellow of the world's largest association of materials scientists and engineers, ASM International.
Wang was named "For innovative research at the frontier of nanostructured materials and applications including high temperature superconductors, thin film solid oxide fuel cells, in situ transmission electron microscopy, and multifunctional ceramic composites, and for exceptional potential in inspired education and future leadership."
Awards will be presented at ASM's annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 14, in Pittsburgh, Pa., during Materials Science & Technology 2014 (MS&T'14).
In 1969, ASM established the Fellow of the Society honor to provide recognition to members for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering and to develop a broadly based forum of technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the society.
Wang, who also currently serves as a program manager (electronic and photonic materials, division of materials research) for the U.S. National Science Foundation, joined the electrical and computer engineering department in January 2006.
Her research interests lie in the area of functional oxide and nitride thin films for microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells and structural materials. Details about her research expertise can be found here.
Her other major awards include being named a TEES Senior Fellow, a TEES Fellow, receiving an ASM Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Materials Scientist in Mid Career and receiving an NSF CAREER Award. Wang also received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), an ONR Young Investigator Program Award, an Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award, AFOSR-YIP and an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship.
ASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world's largest association of materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.