Xiang Ming Chen is Professor of Materials Science, and Director of the Institute of Materials Physics and Microstructures in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
Dr. Chen was awarded his BS degree in materials science and engineering by Central South University of Technology (currently Central South University), China in 1981, and his Doctor of Engineering in materials science and metallurgy by The University of Tokyo, Japan in 1991. He spent 3 years as a research scientist in Yokohama R&D Laboratories, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan, before he became an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University in 1994. He was promoted to full professor in 1996.
Dr. Chen is author or co-author of over 280 peer-reviewed papers, and has 14 Chinese patents and 1 US patent with his name. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, China (2000); and a winner of the Okazaki Kiyoshi Award, Japan (2007). He received the title of Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars Programme in 2003. Chen has been a member of the Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society since 1993, and associate editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society since 2007.
His current research interests cover microwave dielectric ceramics, giant dielectric constant materials, ferroelectric and relaxor ferroelectric materials, multiferroic materials, as well as dielectric ceramics for energy applications.