Kyocera Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
- MIT Professor
Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang is the Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where he has been a faculty member since 1985.
His research focuses on advanced materials and energy storage technology, in which he has published about 300 scientific papers, and holds over 80 U.S. patents, of which more than 60 have been licensed to or are held by practicing companies.
Chiang is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He has received The Economist’s Innovation Award (Energy & Environment category), the World Economic Forum’s Pioneer Award, the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division’s Battery Technology Award, the Materials Research Society’s Plenary Lecturership, the R&D 100 Editor’s Choice Award and the American Ceramic Society’s Corporate Achievement, Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards.
Dr. Chiang is a co-founder of five companies – Form Energy, Desktop Metal, 24M Technologies, A123 Systems, and American Superconductor Corp. He also serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees and study panels.
He received a BS in Materials Science & Engineering in 1980 and a ScD in Ceramics in 1985, both from MIT.