Skirkanich Professor of Materials Innovation
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards: Sosman Award of the American Ceramic Society – 2006, Edward C. Henry Award, Electronic Division, American Ceramic Society – 1999, Humboldt Prize – 1997, Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society – 1994, Fellow, American Ceramic Society – 1991
Research Expertise: Ceramics | Polymers | Electronic Materials
I-Wei Chen’s interests span several aspects of nanomaterial research. He investigates magnetic and fluorescent smart colloids for molecular imaging, primarily MRI; nanograin ceramics, which deals with multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC), specifically sintering and dielectric/ferroelectric properties of barium titanate; and thin film nanometallic electronic devices for resistance random access memory (RRAM). I-Wei Chen is also studying energy materials, such as zirconia, thermoelectrics and transparent electrodes.