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Press release from Croucher Foundation
Professor Wang Xun-Li
Prof Wang's CityU Scholars Profile
Professor Xun-Li Wang, Head and Chair Professor of the Department, has been awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2021 for his excellent scientific research achievements.
Professor Wang conducts research at the interface between condensed matter physics and materials science. He applies state-of-the-art neutron and synchrotron scattering techniques to study phase transformation and deformation in advanced materials. He has also made major contributions to the development of instrumentation that have enabled these seminal studies. Professor Wang’s current research interests include structure and dynamics in metallic glass, deformation behaviours in high entropy alloys and magneto-elastic coupling in magnetic shape memory alloys.
Since joining CityU, Professor Wang has established Hong Kong as an international hub for neutron scattering research, helping to set up Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Joint Laboratory on Neutron Scattering. He is also an Elected Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Physical Society.
With the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, Professor Wang will investigate deformation at ultralow temperatures, a new regime where the diminishing atomic mobility and the competition of different crystalline phases have enabled a rich variety of novel deformation mechanisms.
The fellowship is an annual competitive exercise conducted by the Croucher Foundation.
11 December 2020