Dr. Mina Yoon is the Group Leader of Microstructural Evolution Modeling Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and a Joint Faculty at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee (UTK), Knoxville. Her research focuses on the application of materials theory, advanced computational approaches, and data analytics/ML to understand fundamental physical phenomena and translate the knowledge into the development of novel energy materials, including nanoscale materials and topological quantum materials. Prior to joining the laboratory Dr. Yoon spent three years on a Max Planck Fellowship at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. She is a recipient of the Lee Hsun Young Scientist Award from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, and Outstanding Scholarly Output team award in 2020 UT-Battelle Awards Night program.
- Group Leader, Microstructural Evolution Modeling Group, MSTD, ORNL (since 07/2021).
- Senior R & D Staff Scientist, ORNL (since 01/2021).
- R & D Staff Scientist, ORNL (06/2009 - 12/2020).
- Joint Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UTK (since 12/2015).
- Research Assistant Professor, UTK (11/2005 - 06/2009).
- Post-doctoral Associate: Condensed Matter Science Division, ORNL (09/2004 - 10/2005).
- Ph.D. in Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A. (2004).
- M.S. in Physics, Seoul National University, South Korea (1999).
- American Physical Society
- American Ceramics Society
- Materials Research Society