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Yet-Ming Chiang

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang is co-founder and Chief Scientist at Form Energy. His academic position is as Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. His research focuses on advanced materials and energy storage technology, in which he has published and patented extensively. Chiang is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, the Materials Research Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He has received The Economist’s Innovation Award (Energy and the Environment category), the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division’s Battery Technology Award, the Materials Research Society’s Plenary Lecturership, the R&D 100 and R&D 100 Editor’s Choice Awards, and the American Ceramic Society’s Corporate Achievement, Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards. Prior to Form Energy, Chiang co-founded the companies Desktop Metal, 24M Technologies, A123 Systems, and American Superconductor Corp. He also serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees and study panels.