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Career Development Seminar on Graduate Study: To Become a Materials Research Scientist

Release time:June 15, 2017 / Siying He

Topic:Career Development Seminar on Graduate Study: To Become a Materials Research Scientist

Date:June 16 10:00      

Venue:NO.4 Building Room 205      

Speaker:Prof. Hong Yang

 

Abstract:This graduate educational presentation is a personal account of the path taken towards becoming a researcher and educator working in an academic institution, starting from early years of undergraduate and graduate studies. Events that led me to become a university professor will be discussed, in conjunction with the research topics ranging from the discovery of mesoporous thin films based supramolecular templates to facet-controlled fuel cell catalysts.      

 

Bio of the Speaker: Prof. Hong Yang is the Richard C. Alkire Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  He received his B.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University (1989), M.Sc. degree from University of Victoria (1994), and Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto (1998), and did his postdoctoral training at Harvard University. He joined the faculty of UIUC in 2012 after working at the University of Rochester for ten years. Dr. Yang received an NSERC Canada Doctoral Prize for his PhD thesis work, was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner and is an elected AAAS Fellow. He currently is a Section Editor on nanotechnology for Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (Elsevier) and serves on the Editorial Boards of Nano Today (Elsevier), ChemNanoMat (VCH-Wiley), Science China Materials (CAS) and Frontiers in Energy (CAE) and a few other journals. His research interests include understanding the formation of nanocrystals, catalysis and electrocatalysis, in-situ techniques including the dynamics of structures under catalyst synthesis and operando conditions, nanomaterials for energy and biological applications.      

 

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