Feng Huang received the B.S. degree from Anhui University of Technology (Maanshan, China) in Metallurgical Engineering in 1993, and Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical/Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) in 2003. He is currently a Principal Investigator and Professor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Since 2009, he has been leading the PVD Coatings/Thin Films Group in NIMTE-CAS, and devoted to rational development of various advanced PVD coatings and thin films for diverse applications. Among them include superhard cell-like nanocomposite nitrides (wear resistance), dense amorphous metallic coatings (corrosion resistance), dense yet low-stress Cr-based or high-entropy alloy coatings (high-temperature oxidation resistance), crystalline phase-pure MAX coatings (radiation resistance), doped ZnO films (transparent and conducting oxides), metallic optical coatings (visible or IR reflectance), ultrathin TiN films (secondary electron emission control), and metallic thin films for low-temperature ceramic joining. He has been particularly interested in evaluating various metastable phase equilibria under far-from-equilibrium conditions, and combining compositional, topological, and morphological metastabilities into rational development of deposition processes.
From 2005 to 2009, he worked in industry in the Silicon Valley (California, USA) as Senior Engineer, concentrating on developing advanced vacuum processes and the associated equipment for various vapor-deposited films. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as a postdoc fellow at the University of Alabama. Prior to going to the graduate school at the University of Alabama in 1998, he also worked in the iron & steel industry in China for a couple of years.
He is the author or co-author of >100 referred papers and the holder of >30 Chinese patents.