Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, Materials Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Wang obtained her PhD in Materials Science from North Carolina State University in 2002, MS from Institute of Metal Research (1999) and BS from Nanchang University (1998) in China.
Prior to coming to Purdue she was on the faculty at Texas A&M; University in the ranks of assistant, associate and full professor (from 2006 to 2016). Dr. Wang also served as a Program Director in the Division of Materials Research at National Science Foundation (2013-2015). Prior to her professorship, she was on the staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a director-funded postdoc fellow and then as a permanent staff member from 2003 to 2006. She is a fellow of AAAS (2016), ACerS (2015) and ASM (2014), and a recipient of TAMES O’Donnell Award 2015, ASM Silver Metal 2011, PECASE 2008, NSF-CAREER 2009, ONR-YIP 2008 and AFOSR-YIP 2007.
Dr. Wang specializes in processing and characterizations of nanostructured functional ceramics for multifunctional hybrid materials, microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, ferroelectric and ferromagnetic applications, and radiation tolerance materials.