Chiang Biographical Sketch
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Chiang is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has been a faculty member since 1984. He is also a founding scientist of American Superconductor, a leading manufacturer of high-temperature superconducting wire for energy and power applications, and of A123Systems, known for ultrahigh power, long life rechargeable battery technology used in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other energy storage applications. Dr. Chiang’s research and teaching focuses on advanced materials and their role in technologies for energy storage and generation, medical devices, “smart” structures, and micro/nanoelectronics. He has published nearly 200 research papers and a textbook, and holds about 40 granted or pending patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a recipient of its Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards, and of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. He holds S.B. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT.