2021 Albert Crewe Award
North Carolina State University
Wenpei Gao is an assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Irvine. Gao's work in electron microscopy includes elucidating the interaction between metal and support at the interfaces in catalyst, probing the multi-scale electronic properties of boundaries and interfaces in functional oxides, and developing correlative in situ imaging techniques to study the dynamics of nanostructured catalyst. At North Carolina State University, Gao's research group focuses on using multi-model electron microscopy to understand chemical reaction and transformation of new catalyst and energy materials, bridging the atomic-scale mechanisms with materials functions.