Jihui Yang is currently the Vice Dean and Kyocera Chair Professor in the College of Engineering of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Washington. He was the Chair of UW’s Materials Science and Engineering Department between 2017 and 2020. Prior to joining the UW in the Fall of 2011, he was a Technical Fellow and Lab Group Manager at GM Research and Development Center. Jihui’s current research includes electrochemical energy storage, solid state energy conversion, electrocatalysis, and transport properties of quantum materials.
Jihui received his PhD degree in physics from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is the recipient of the Kent M. Terwilliger Prize for best doctoral thesis from the University of Michigan Physics Department in 2001, the John M. Campbell Award (outstanding contributions to pure or applied science) from GM R&D Center in 2007. Jihui was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2012.