Professor of Nuclear Engineering
- Burlington Laboratory 2102
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Dr. Yang’s research interests have revolved around the opportunities at the intersection of nuclear engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering. Special emphasis is placed on developing new materials and devices for improving radiation detection and imaging technologies, which are widely needed in medical imaging, nuclear energy, 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. All of these topics are investigated using both theory and experimental techniques.