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Wenge Yang


Dr. Wenge Yang, 49 years old, is a tenured staff scientist working at Center for high pressure science and technology advanced research. He received hisbachelor and Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1990 and 1995 from Wuhan University, respectively. During his PhD period, he has focused his research on the plastic and elastic deformation mechanism of quasicrystals with linear elasticity theory and transmission electron microscopy. Then he received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to continue the quasicrystal study at Research Center in Juelich, Germany. After that he moved to the United States, first as a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University, then to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee as visiting scientist and research faculty, to study the microstructure of deformation using SEM and Synchrotron radiation facility. From 2005, his research activities are mainly centered on the high pressure materials science study using comprehensive synchrotron techniques employed by Carnegie Institution for Sciences. He has broad interest in many kinds of materials, including quasicrystals, metallic glass, amorphous, liquid, high entropy alloy, transition metal oxides, perovskite battery materials, photovoltaic materials, topologic Dirac and Weyl semimetal materials, novel superconductors etc. 

Dr. Wenge Yang has been the project manager of the high pressure synergetic consortium, established at the advanced photon source, Argonne National Laboratory to coordinate and develop multiple synchrotron techniques for in-situ high pressure research. Since 2014, he has joined in the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, China to dedicate his effort on high pressure research. He is interested in novel development of using advanced synchrotron techniques to study materials’ response under high pressure.

Current Research

  • High Pressure Synchrotron Applications to Materials Science
  • Perovskite battery under extreme conditions
  • Transition metal oxides at high pressure and low temperature
  • Topologic Dirac and Weyl semimetal at high pressure
  • Time-resolved dynamic compression behavior

Interested topics

  • Novel material properties at high pressure and high/low temperature
  • Pressure induced structure transition mechanism
  • Phase transition dynamic procedure
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
  • 1000-Talent Program Expert
  • Prof. Jaeyong Kim (High Pressure Center,Hanyang University, Korea)

High pressure structural study of quasicrystals

  • Prof. Bin Chen (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA)

Earth Science at low mantle

  • Prof. Jiuhua Chen (Florida International University, USA)

Advanced Materials study at high pressure a

  • Session Chair on “ High Pressure Studies on Advanced Materials”, 2009 SMEC meeting, Miami, March 28-April 2, 2009
  • Symposium Chair on “Advanced Technologies for Advanced Characterizations of Minerals under High Pressure”, AGU, San Francisco, Dec. 14-18. 2009
  • Session Chair on “Bulk Semiconductor and new techniques and wide band gap materials”, the 14th International Conference on High Pressure Semiconductor Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, August 1-4, 2010.
  • Session Chair on “Progress of Advanced Techniques for High Pressure Researches at Synchrotron Sources”, 2011 SMEC Meeting, Miami, March 27-April 2, 2011
  • Symposium Chair on “Advanced Synchrotron Techniques on High Pressure Research”, AGU, San Francisco, Dec. 3-7, 2012
  • Symposium Chair on “Materials under High Pressure”, 2015 SMEC Meeting, Miami, March 25-April 1, 2015
  • Symposium Chair on “Materials under Extreme Environments”, MRS Fall meeting, Boston, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2015
  • Session Chair on “2nd International Conference on Matter and Radiation at Extremes”, Beijing, June 26-30, 2017