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Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yet-Ming Chiang is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds S.B. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT. His work primarily focuses on advanced materials and their role in technology, especially clean energy technologies. Chiang is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the Materials Research Society. He has received the American Ceramic Society’s Ross Coffin Purdy, R. M. Fulrath, and F. H. Norton awards. He has published about 200 scholarly articles and one textbook, and holds about 20 issued patents and 30 pending patent applications (excluding substantially identical foreign filings). Chiang is a co-founder of four companies: American Superconductor Corporation, A123 Systems, Entra Pharmaceuticals, and 24M Technologies. He serves on numerous government panels including the U.S. DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and the National Materials Advisory Board.

Electrochemical Energy Storage for the Grid