Dr. Yanwen Zhang

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Invited talk
In-cascade defect production and annihilation in ceramics
Dr. Yanwen Zhang is a Distinguished R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and a joint faculty in the department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at University of Tennessee (UT). She is the director for an Energy Frontier Research Center that brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers from National Laboratories and Universities to advance our understanding of energy dissipation mechanisms in materials, with ultimately aims to control the evolution of defects in structural materials. She received B.S. (1990) and M.S. (1993) degrees in solid state physics at Beijing Normal University (China), and was awarded a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics (1998) from Lund University (Sweden) and a Ph.D. in Science (1999) from Beijing Normal University (China). After earning two Ph.D. degrees, she held positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow (1999) and Assistant Professor (2000-2002) at Uppsala University (Sweden), and as a senior/staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Zhang¡¯s research has been the interaction of ions, electrons and photons with materials and how these interactions can be applied to modify or characterize materials, as well as to detect charged particles. She was the recipient of a 2005 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists in recognition of her seminal contributions to the fields of ion-beam physics and ion-solid interactions in materials. Dr. Zhang¡¯s notable experience and accomplishment over the years is highlighted by her publication record, which includes over 260 journal articles and 60 invited presentations.

Some young Chinese Scholars are also invited to CICC-10 (see list)