Dr. Xin Wang joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Her research interests lie in utilizing and developing new electron microscopy-based and in situ nanomechanical techniques to study how engineering materials undergo deformation or transformative changes within diverse environmental contexts. The results shed mechanistic insights into the connections between the processing, microstructure, properties, and performance of materials. In combination with innovative materials processing methods, the goal is to apply the fundamental knowledge gained to design and synthesize high performance, durable, more affordable, and sustainable materials for structural and functional applications.
The team will primarily focus on the following research directions: