Professor Xun-Li Wang
Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Xun-Li Wang is Head and Chair Professor at the Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong. He received a PhD from Iowa State University and BS from Peking University, both in Physics. 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. His current research interests include structure and dynamics of metallic glass, deformation behaviours in high entropy alloys, and magneto-elastic coupling in magnetic shape memory alloys. He is author of ~250 publications and has delivered more than 100 invited talks.
Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong in 2012, he had been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US, rising through the ranks to Distinguished Staff Member. He was responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of VULCAN, a powerful engineering diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source in the laboratory. While in Hong Kong, Professor Wang has dedicated his efforts to establishing Hong Kong as an international hub for neutron scattering research. Professor Wang is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA), and his early work on welding residual stresses was awarded A. F. Davis Medal by the American Welding Society. He is a recipient of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in Hong Kong.