Yan-dong Wang is currently a Changjiang Distinguished Professor leading the Engineering Materials Group at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China. He is now also leading a research group focusing on functional materials at Northeastern University, China. His main interests are in the microstructural characterizations using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron scattering methods, with emphasis on stress analysis, texture measurements, phase transformation, and recrystallization. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 at the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. Professor Wang created the concept of stress-orientation distribution function (SODF) for studying the deformation anisotropy of polycrystalline materials and the method for constructing SODF from strain pole figures. His group is pioneering in elucidating the phase transformation behavior and selections of variants in ferromagnetic-shape memory alloys using high-energy X-ray diffraction technique. He received many awards from the international conferences and Chinese Government. He joined the New Century Supporting Plan of Some Talented Young Research Fellows, launched by MOE of China in 2004. He received the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 2007. He was awarded a Changjiang Professorship by MOE in 2008. He has over 170 publications in some referred journals, including Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, and Acta Mater.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2011