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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Energy technology, materials, entrepreneurship


Yet-Ming Chiang is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds S.B. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT, where he has been a faculty member since 1984. His work focuses primarily on advanced materials and their role in clean energy. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramic Society. He has published about 250 scientific articles, one textbook, and holds about 65 issued patents and a similar number of pending patent applications. In addition to his academic research, Chiang has co-founded several companies based on research from his MIT laboratory including the energy companies American Superconductor Corporation (1987), A123 Systems (2001) and 24M Technologies (2010). Chiang has served on numerous government and private advisory committees and study panels, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC) and Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC), the Basic Energy Sciences’ Materials Science Division’s Materials Council, Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, and the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) at SLAC.