Jiaqiang Yan earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. His dissertation work is focused on the bond-length fluctuations due to the interplay between spin, orbital, charge, and lattice degree of freedom in transition metal oxides. From 2005-2010 Dr. Yan worked as a postdoctoral associate and a staff member at Ames Laboratory. In 2010, Dr. Yan joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Yan’s research focuses on the design, growth, and characterization of novel materials with intriguing physical properties, such as superconductivity, thermoelectricity, magnetoresistivity, heavy fermion behavior, and metal-insulator transitions. His research involves crystal growth by flux method, floating zone, and vapor transport technique, and investigation of fundamental physical properties (magnetization, specific heat, transport, etc.). Recent projects include: (1) superconductivity and thermoelectricity in Mo3Sb7 based materials, (2) crystal growth and superconductivity of RFeAsO pnictides, (3) complex transport and magnetic properties of perovskite related oxides with 3d and 5d transition metals.
UT/ORNL Research Professor
Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, MS-6453
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6453
Email: jqyan -at- utk.edu