Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Dr. Ruigang Wang received his doctorate with Prof. Peter Crozier and Dr. Renu Sharma in materials science and engineering from Arizona State University in 2007. His doctoral dissertation work was on in situ environmental transmission electron microscopy study. He then did a postdoc with Prof. Lutgard DeJonghe at Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, working on intermediate-temperature fuel cells and Li-ion battery materials.
Wang joined Youngstown State University in the fall of 2010 as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and materials science and engineering program, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2015. In August 2016, he joined in the department of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama.
Wang’s research focuses on the synthesis and processing-structure-property relationship study of oxides, emission control catalysts, catalyst support materials, and energy conversion/storage materials (fuel cell and battery etc.). Currently, the group focuses on the following research topics:
Wang has extensive experience in ceramic processing/oxide nanomaterials and applying advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques (In situ TEM, HRTEM, STEM, EELS, EDX) to atomic-level structural and chemical characterization of hard materials. More information about Wang’s research can be found on his group website.