Yangyang Wang

Yangyang Wang

R&D Staff Scientist

My research focuses on understanding the dynamics and rheology of polymeric materials through the combination of experimental techniques (rheology, scattering, and dielectric spectroscopy) and molecular simulations.


Ph.D. in Polymer Science (University of Akron, 2010)

B.S. in Chemistry, with minor in Mathematics (Peking University, China, 2006)

Professional experience:

2014.11-present  R&D Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL

2014.2-2014.11   Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UTK

2011-2014.2        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Sciences Division, ORNL

2006-2010           Research Assistant, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron


- Neutron Scattering Division (ORNL) Best Experiment Award, 2021
- Department of Energy, Office of Science Early Career Research Program Award, 2019
- Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Distinguished Scientific Paper Award, 2017
- Ticona "Excellence in Polymer Science" Student Award, The University of Akron, 2010
- Peking University All-Round Excellent Student, Peking University, 2005
- General Electric Foundation Scholarship, Peking University, 2005
- Xianglu Scholarship, Peking University, 2004