May 17, 2021
Staff Accomplishment

Chongmin Wang Named Microscopy Society Fellow

Society calls Wang a pioneer in microscopy tools for energy storage

Chongmin Wang

Chongmin Wang

(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Chongmin Wang, a laboratory fellow and materials scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has been named a fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA).

The fellowship recognizes Wang’s contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis, particularly in energy storage.

MSA selected Wang for “being a pioneer in developing in situ [transmission electron microscopy] TEM tools for studying energy storage materials under dynamic operating conditions, leading to new understanding of charge transport and structural changes in materials.”

Wang conducts research on energy science and applications for PNNL’s Environmental Transformations and Interactions group in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Division as well as the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) user program.

Wang’s work in developing in situ TEM tools has introduced a new field of research clustered around atomic-level direct observation of electrochemical processes under dynamic operating conditions. Additionally, his research on in situ aberration-corrected S/TEM has led to three generations of in situ TEM probes, known as open and closed cell, that are being used by the research community.

Wang is one of six senior MSA members that will be inducted as the class of 2021 fellows during the Microscopy & Microanalysis virtual meeting on August 4. MSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement, education, and promotion of microscopy and microanalysis techniques. The society focuses on microscopy and microanalysis around instrumentation, life and biological sciences, physical and material sciences, and nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Wang is honored to be inducted into MSA alongside so many innovators and experts in the field of microscopy and microanalysis.

“It is totally a surprise and actually a great honor to be inducted as a fellow of the Microscopy Society of America,” Wang said. “In essence, I feel I am just lucky to be selected. At the same time, as a fellow of the Microscopy Society, I will continue to contribute to the advancement of the field of microscopy, especially to help young scientists and microscopists in their career development.”

Published: May 17, 2021