Cewen Nan (C.W. Nan)

Academician of Chinese Academy of Science; Professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


1992, Ph.D Wuhan University of Technology (on-the-job), Wuhan, China
1985, M.S. East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
1982, B.S. East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Professional Appointments

1999-present, Professor, Tsinghua University, China
2007-present, Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
2004-2006, Chair of Dept of Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University
1999, Visiting Scientist, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
1996-1997, Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany
1994-1995, Visiting Scientist, Materials Dept, Univer of California at Santa Barbara, USA
1992-1999, Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
1990-1991, Visiting Scientist, Center for Micro-Engineered Ceramics, Univer of New Mexico, USA
1988-1992, Associate Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
1985-1988, Lecturer,Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Research Interests

Dr. Nan's research focuses on functional materials, including multiferroic magnetoelectric materials, thermoelectric oxides, functional polymer-based composites, and solid state electrolytes. In the field of multiferroic materials, he and his students work on simulation, growth and properties, and applications of the magnetoelectric composites and films. In the area of thermoelectrics, his research focus on enhancing ZT values of oxide thermoelectric materials by doping and controlling the materials microstructures. In other areas, his group has been engaging in the polymer-based nano-composites. They mainly focus on the optimization of materials and the interface effects in multiphase composite. He has published over 300 archival papers based on his research, which were cited over 8000 times with a H-index of 43 (from Web of Science), and holds 24 Chinese patents.

Major Honors and Awards:

Member of Chinese Academy of Science (2011)
The 2nd Class Prize of the National Natural Science Awards of China (2005);
GM Foundation S&T Achievement Award in China, GM Foundation and NSFC (2003);
The 1st Class Prize of Science and Technology of Beijing (2002);
Citation Classic Award of ISI-Thomson Scientific (2000);
Edward C. Henry Award of Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society (1999);
Outstanding Young Investigator of NSFC (1998);
Science and TechnologyAward for Young Scientists of China (1992).

Main Synergistic Activities:

President-Elect, International Ceramics Federation (2010-2012);
Immediate-Pass-Chair, Chair, and Chair-Elect, Asian Electroceramics Association (2006-2012);
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Chinese Ceramic Society (2011- );