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Huang Named Fine Professor

Professor researches the creation of functional systems

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September 7, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Jiaxing Huang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the Morris E. Fine Research Professor in Materials and Manufacturing.

Huang’s research focuses on the synthesis and processing of nanomaterials and their applications for harvesting solar power and energy storage. He, with his research group, is studying metal nanoparticles, organic nanostructures and graphene-based soft materials. He also is using conducting polymer nanostructures as a platform for education in materials science and nanotechnology.

Huang has been the recipient of many awards, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s Prize for Young Chemists.

He joined the Northwestern faculty in 2007.