Prof. Song is a materials scientist with a solid background in advanced transmission electron microscopy, physical metallurgy, and electroceramics. She has over 25 years of experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and has operated over 20 different TEM and scanning TEM (STEM) with or without correctors. She has performed TEM/STEM analysis of different materials with the keen objectives of exploring new physics and materials science from microns to atomic scale.

 

Prof. Song’s primary research interests lie in energy-related material systems for energy generation, energy conversion, and energy transmission.  Prof. Song received her bachelor's and Master's degrees in the field of physical metallurgy with the focus on the mechanical behavior of metals. She continued her education in the field of physical metallurgy for her Ph. D degrees and with her Ph.D. thesis on the metallic materials for rechargeable Metal-Hydride batteries. After obtaining Ph.D. degree, she spent 8 years studying various superconductors and compound semiconductors. Since joining WVU in the year 2008, Prof. Song started her new research directions of working on electroceramics with focus on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Energy Conversion and Thermoelectric Materials & Devices for Power Generation

The peer peer-reviewed Journal publications from Dr. Song and her group include those that have appeared in Nature, Nature Materials, Nano Letters, Physics Review, Applied Physics Letters, and ACS Catalysis.  

Professional Experiences

2018-present: Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University.

2014-2018: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University.

2008-2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University.

2006-2008: Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2003-2006: Research Scientist, Applied Superconductivity Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2000-2003: Research Associate, Applied Superconductivity Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1998-2000: Post Doctoral Fellow, Departemento de Engenharia de Materiais, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2013.

  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2019.

  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2016.

  • Outstanding Researcher, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2016.

  • Outstanding Researcher, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2013.

  • DOE-ORISE Faculty Fellowship, 2012.

  • Air-Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2010.

Teaching courses 

  • Crystallography & Crystal Analysis, (Graduate students course), MAE-580, West Virginia University, offered every fall semester since the year 2008.

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, (Graduate students course), MAE-580, West Virginia University, offered every Spring semester since the year 2019.

  • Mechanics of Materials, (undergraduate students course), MAE-243, West Virginia University offered every spring semester year 2009-2015.

  • Intermediate Mechanics of Materials, (undergraduate students course), MAE-343, West Virginia University, offered the fall semester of the year 2012. 

Professional Services

  • Reviewer and Panelist of NSF, DOE, Army Research Office, and ACS Petroleum Research Fund

  • Reviewer of Journals including Journal of Power Sources, Solid State Ionics, Journal of European Ceramic Society, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Small, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Applied Catalysis B – Environmental

Xueyan Song

Professor

NSF CAREER Award, 2013.

Outstanding Researcher, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2019.

Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2016.

Outstanding Researcher, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2016.

Outstanding Researcher, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2013.

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“In great appreciation for your very skilled and imaginative electron microscopy and your strongly collaborative, interactive and collegial contribution to the work of the Applied Superconductivity Center.” 

 

Prof. David Larbalestier

Applied Superconductivity Center,  University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

January 2006

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