Haiyan Wang


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Office: 723 JEB
Phone: 979.845.5082
Email: hwang00@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Nanostructured nitride and oxide thin film heterostructures for microelectronics, optoelectronics, magnetic, high temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, radiation tolerance, structural application and thin film solar cells;

High temperature superconductors: coated superconductor scale-up and architectures; flux-pinning mechanisms of nanoparticles and defects;

Microstructural characterizations with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution TEM, Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), in situ TEM and XRD.


Material Science and Engineering Program

Functional Thin Film Group


Awards & Honors

  • AAAS Fellow, 2016
  • ACerS Fellow, 2015
  • The O'Donnell Award in Engineering Category 2015, TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). Award tribute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFhO6wBBqYM
  • Fellow of ASM International (Class of 2014)
  • TEES Senior Fellow 2014
  • August 2013-present, Program Manager, National Science Foundation (DMR-EPM)
  • TEES Fellow 2013
  • ASM Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Materials Scientist in Mid Career, 2011
  • Charles H. Barclay Jr. Fellow--College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award 2011
  • TEES Selected Young Fellow Award 2010
  • NSF Career 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers 2007 (PECASE awarded on December 19, 2008). (Link to White House, DOD, and OSTP announcements)
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award, ONR-YIP 2008.
  • Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award, AFOSR-YIP, 2007.
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, AFOSR, 2007 and 2008.
  • TMS Young Leader representing the Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division. (Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, TMS 2005)
  • Lab Director Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2002-2004).
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award ( Fall 01, Boston)


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2002
  • M.S., Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang, China, 1999
  • B.S., Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, 1998

Selected Publications

*Wenrui Zhang, Aiping Chen, Zhenxing Bi, Quanxi Jia , Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll , Haiyan Wang Interfacial coupling in heteroepitaxial vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films: from lateral to vertical control, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, 18, 6-18, 2014.

*Jijie Huang, Chen-Fong Tsai, and Haiyan Wang, Tunable Flux Pinning Properties in YBa2Cu3O7-δ Thin Films by Functional Ferromagnetic CoFe2O4:CeO2 Vertically Aligned Nanocomposites, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 123902, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4869217.

AIPING CHEN, Marcus Weigand, Zhenxing Bi, Wenrui Zhang, Xujie Lü, Paul Dowden, Judith MacManus-Driscoll, Haiyan Wang, and Quanxi Jia; Evolution of microstructure, strain and physical properties in oxide nanocomposite films, Scientific Reports, 4, 2014.

*Clement Jacob, Jie Jian and Haiyan Wang, A new approach to investigate mixed phase cathode materials, by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 2283-2289, 2014. DOI: 10.1039/c3ta14413e.

*Y. Liu, I. Karaman, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Two Types of Martensitic Phase Transformations in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys by In‐Situ Nanoindentation Studies, Advanced Materials, (2014).

*Y. Liu, J. Jian, J. Lee, C. Wang, Q. Cao, C. Gutierrez, H. Wang, J. Jiang, X. Zhang, Repetitive Ultra-low Stress Induced Nanocrystallization in Amorphous Cu‒Zr‒Al Alloy Evidenced by in situ Nanoindentation, Materials Research Letters, (2014) 1-8.

* Joon Hwan Lee, Amiya K. Mukherjee, Xinghang Zhang, Haiyan Wang, Direct observation of work hardening in nanocrystalline nickel by in situ TEM, Nature’s Scientific Report, 3, 1061, DOI: 10.1038, 2013.

* Aiping Chen, Zhenxing Bi, Quanxi Jia, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, and H. Wang,, Microstructure, Vertical Strain Control and Tunable Functionalities in Self-Assembled Vertically Aligned Nanocomposite Thin Films, Acta Materialia, accepted, 2013 (invited paper).

Yuanyuan Zhu, Colin Ophus, Jim Ciston, Haiyan Wang, Interface lattice displacement measurement to 1 pm by geometric phase analysis on aberration-corrected HAADF STEM images, Acta Materialia, 61, 5646, 2013.

Clement Jacob, Tommy Lynch, Aiping Chen, Jie Jian, Haiyan Wang, Highly Textured Li(Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2)O2 Thin Films on Stainless Steel as Cathode for Lithium-Ion Battery, Journal of Power Sources, 241, 410-414, 2013.