Amplifying the Societal Impact of Engineering Research: A Case Study in Clean Technology with Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3pm
BU Alumni Weekend ’09
GSU Metcalfe Hall
775 Commonwealth Avenue

Dr. Yet Ming Chiang
Keynote Speaker

Yet-Ming Chiang is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He holds S.B. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT, and has been a faculty member at MIT since 1984. His research and teaching focuses on advanced materials and their role in technologies for energy storage and generation, medical devices, “smart” structures, and micro/nano electronics. In these fields he has published approximately 180 research papers,one textbook, and holds about 40 granted or pending patents. Chiang is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and recipient of its Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath and F.H.Norton Awards, and a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator award. Basic research from his laboratory enabled new battery technology that was honored in 2006 with an R&D 100 Award and the R&D 100 Editor’s Choice Award. He is a founding scientist of American Superconductor, a leading manufacturer of high-temperature, super-conducting wire for energy and power applications, and A123Systems, known for ultrahigh power, long life rechargeable battery technology used in cordless power tools, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs and PHEVs), and other developing energy storage applications.

Hosted by Ken Lutchen, Dean of the College of Engineering