Prof. Jihui Yang
Kyocera Associate Professor
Yang is currently the Kyocera Associate Professor at Materials Science
and Engineering Department of the University of Washington, Seattle,
Washington. Prior to joining the University of Washington in the
Fall of 2011, he was a Technical Fellow and Lab Group Manager at GM
Research and Development Center, responsible for leading GM¨s research
on Li-ion battery materials and systems; as well as advanced
thermoelectric materials and technology development.
Jihui is the President of International Thermoelectric Society and Section Editor of the Journal of Electronic Materials.
Jihui received his PhD
degree in physics from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is
the recipient of the Kent M. Terwilliger Prize for best doctoral thesis
from the University of Michigan Physics Department in 2001, the John M.
Campbell Award (outstanding contributions to pure or applied science)
from GM R&D Center in 2007, and the US Department of Energy
Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment
(INCITE) award in 2008. Jihui was elected a Fellow of the
American Physical Society in 2012.