Dr. Ge Yang, associate professor of nuclear engineering at NC State University, attained senior membership within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member is the highest professional grade of IEEE for which application may be made. It requires extensive experience and reflects professional accomplishments and maturity. Only ten percent of the more than 400,000 IEEE members have achieved this level.
Yang’s research revolves around the opportunities at the intersection of nuclear engineering, materials science and engineering and electrical engineering. In particular, special emphasis is placed on developing new materials and devices for improving radiation detection and imaging technologies, which are widely needed in medical imaging, nonproliferation, nuclear security, industrial process monitoring, environmental safety survey and remediation, astronomical observation instrumentation and high energy physics R&D. Dr. Yang is also interested in investigating radiation effects in electronic, optical and structural materials and developing radiation-resistant materials.