2017 Albert Crewe Award
Pinshane Y. Huang
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pinshane Y. Huang is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Cornell University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. Huang’s work in aberration-corrected microscopy and spectroscopy has been instrumental in the discovery of novel physical phenomena in two-dimensional (2D) materials and the realization of atomically-thin electronics. Her key contributions include: elucidating the structure and properties of defects in single atomic layers of graphene and 2D semiconductors, providing the first atomic-scale view into the structure and dynamics of a two-dimensional silica glass, and characterizing interfaces in 2D devices. Since starting her research lab at the University of Illinois in 2015, Huang has established a research group focused on using electron microscopy and spectroscopy to design a new generation of flexible electronics and energy harvesting devices.