Wang has paper published in Nature Nanotechnology

Dr. Haiyan Wang, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors recently had their paper published in the prestigious research publication Nature Nanotechnology.Photo of Dr. Haiyan Wang

The paper, "Thick Lead-Free Ferroelectric Films With High Curie Temperatures Through Nanocomposite Induced Strain," can be found online. Authors include Sophie A. Harrington, Junyi Zhai, Sava Denev, Venkatraman Gopalan, Haiyan Wang, Zhenxing Bi, Simon A. T. Redfern, Seung-Hyub Baek, Chung W. Bark, Chang-Beom Eom, Quanxi Jia, Mary E. Vickers and Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll.

Wang, an associate professor, joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in January 2006. Before coming to Texas A&M, she was on the staff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a director-funded post-doctoral fellow and a permanent staff member. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Nanchang University (China) and a master’s degree from the Institute of Metal Research (China). She received the Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in December 2002.

Other honors include the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2009, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2008, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2008 and the Air Force Research Office’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) in 2007.

Her research interests lie in the area of functional oxide and nitride thin films for microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, solar cells and advanced nuclear reactors. Her expertise is thin-film growth and characterizations.