I-Wei Chen
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SEAS/Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Ceramics
  • Polymers
  • Electronic Materials

Research Overview: I-Wei Chen’s interests span several aspects of nanomaterial research. He investigates magnetic and fluorescent smart colloids for molecular imaging, primarily MRI; nanograin ceramics, which deals with multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), specifically sintering and dielectric/ferroelectric properties of barium titanate; and thin film nanometallic electronic devices for resistance random access memory (RRAM). I-Wei Chen is also studying energy materials, such as zirconia, thermoelectrics and transparent electrodes.

I-Wei Chen's Recent Publications

Ph.D. Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Thesis: "Creep Cavitation in Type 304 Stainless Steel" (1980)
M.S. Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
B.S. Physics, National Tsinghua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Honors and Awards:  Sosman Award of the American Ceramic Society – 2006, Edward C. Henry Award, Electronic Division, American Ceramic Society – 1999, Humboldt Prize – 1997, Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society – 1994, Fellow, American Ceramic Society – 1991