Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Yinmin (Morris) Wang

Materials Science Division

 +1 925-422-6083

Ph.D. Materials Science
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Materials Science
Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Materials Science
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
B.S. Materials Science
National University of Defense Technology

Research Interests

My research interest bridges among synthesis of nanostructured materials, device fabrication, and understanding the underlying mechanisms controlling their mechanical and electrical properties. We are interested in using TEM and high-energy synchrotron source as the major research vehicles. Current research subjects include mechanical behavior of nanostructured metals, additive manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, and fusion target fabrication science and technology.

Awards and Recognition

  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2014)
  • LLNL Director's S&T Award (2013, 2014)
  • NASA Nanotech Briefs: Nano 50 "Innovator" Awards (2008)
  • Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award (2006)
  • Harold Graboske Jr. Fellowship (2004-2005)
  • MRS Graduate Student Silver Medal (2002)

Selected Publications

X.Q. Huang, Z.P. Zhao, L. Cao, Y. Chen, E.B. Zhu, Z.Y. Lin, M.F. Li, A.M. Yan, A. Zettl, Y.M. Wang, X.F. Duan, T. Mueller, Y. Huang, "High performance for the oxygen reduction reaction with transition metal-doped PtNi Octahedra", Science 348 (6240), 1230-1234 (2015).

J. Geng, K. Kim, J. Zhang, A. Escalada, R. Tunuguntla, L.R. Comolli, F.I. Allen, A.V. Shnyrova, K.R. Cho, D. Munoz, Y.M. Wang, C.P. Grigoropoulos, C.M. Ajo-Franklin, V.A. Frolov, A. Noy, "Stochastic transport through carbon nanotubes in lipid bilayers and live cell membranes", Nature 514 (7524), 612-615 (2014).

Y.Y. Liu, Y.M. Wang, B.I. Yakobson, B.C. Wood, "Assessing carbon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries: a universal description of charge-transfer binding", Physical Review Letters 113 (2), 028304 (2014).

Y.M. Wang, F. Sansoz, T.B. LaGrange, R.T. Ott, J. Marian, T.W. Barbee, Jr., A.V. Hamza, "Defective twin boundaries in nanotwinned metals", Nature Materials 12(8), 697-702 (2013).

S. Cheng, S.Y. Lee, L. Li, C.H. Lei, J. Almer, X.L. Wang, T. Ungar, Y.M. Wang, P.K. Liaw, "Uncommon deformation mechanisms during fatigue-crack propagation in nanocrystalline alloys", Physical Review Letters 110, 135501 (2013).

Y.M. Wang, R.T. Ott, A.V. Hamza, M.F. Besser, J. Almer, M.J. Kramer, "Achieving large uniform tensile ductility in nanocrystalline metals", Physical Review Letters 105(21), 215502 (2010).

S. Cheng, Y.H. Zhao, Y.M. Wang, Y. Li, X.L. Wang, P.K. Liaw, E.J. Lavernia, "Structure modulation driven by cyclic deformation in nanocrystalline NiFe", Physical Review Letters 104(25), 255501 (2010).

J.K. Holt, H.G. Park, Y.M. Wang, M. Stadermann, A.B. Artyukhin, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, "Fast Mass Transport Through Sub-2nm Carbon Nanotubes", Science 312, 1034-1037 (2006).

J.Y. Huang, S. Chen, Z. Wang, K. Kempa, Y.M. Wang, S. H. Jo, G. Chen, M.S. Dresselhaus, and Z. F. Ren, "Superplastic carbon nanotubes", Nature 439, 281 (2006).

E.M. Bringa, A. Caro, Y.M. Wang, M. Victoria, J. McNaney, B. Remington, R. Smith, B. Torralva, H. Van Swygenhoven, "Ultrahigh strength in nanocrystalline materials under shock loading", Science 309, 1838-1841 (2005).

M.W. Chen, E. Ma, K.J. Hemker, H.W. Sheng, Y.M. Wang, X.M. Cheng, "Deformation twinning in nanocrystalline aluminum", Science 300, 1275-1277 (2003).

Y.M. Wang, M.W. Chen, F.H. Zhou, E. Ma, "High tensile ductility in a nanostructured metal", Nature 419, 912-915 (2002).

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