Dr. Mingwei Chen Joins HEMI Faculty

May 9, 2016 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano


We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mingwei Chen to the HEMI faculty beginning in 2017. Dr. Chen will be professor in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering as well as serving as a HEMI faculty member.

Chen’s research primarily focuses on the relationship between the structure and properties of advanced materials, particularly non-equilibrium and nanostructured materials. His pioneering contributions to materials research—including twinning in nanocrystalline aluminum, the development of angstrom beam electron diffraction for local structure of amorphous materials, and applications of nanoporous metals for energy storage, to name a few—have earned international recognition. He has received a number of awards and honors in his career, including the Paul A. Siple Memorial Award from the US Army (2006), the Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scientist Award from the China Academy of Sciences (2010), and a Highly Cited Researchers Award from Thomson Reuters (2014).

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Chen served as a professor at Tohoku University and the principal investigator and division leader of the Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR).

Chen received his bachelor’s degree in physical metallurgy from China University of Mining and Technology (1988), his master’s degree in materials from Taiyuan University of Technology (1991), and his PhD in materials science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1995). He conducted postdoctoral research at the Naval Postgraduate School and Johns Hopkins University.

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