Yet-Ming Chiang

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, is a world-renowned, clean energy scientist and technologist focusing on electrical storage for transportation, renewables, and grid-scale applications.

He has co-founded 5 companies to commercialize research from his laboratory including two battery companies - A123 Systems and a new company 24M, which reinvents the Li-ion battery, and aims to dramatically reduce costs towards realizing a clean and sustainable energy future. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT since 1985. He has received The Economist’s Innovation Award (Energy and the Environment category), the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division’s Battery Technology Award, the Materials Research Society’s Plenary Lecturer, an R&D 100 and R&D100 Editor’s Choice Award, and the American Ceramic Society’s Corporate Achievement, Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards.  Chiang has published about 250 scientific papers and holds about 60 patents.  Chiang is a a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Ceramic Society and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.  


Thursday, March 19th, 2017


Davis 101



2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Networking & Refreshments

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Introduction and Comments by Provost Charles Zukoski

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

RENEW Distinguished Lecture

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fireside Chat Style Discussion

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Recognition