Jane P. Chang: Associate Dean, Research and Physical Resources
Jane P. Chang received her B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined Bell Labs, Lucent Technology, as a postdoctoral member of technical staff in 1998. In 1999, she joined UCLA in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In 2000, she was appointed the William F. Seyer Chair in Materials Electrochemistry.
The demand of engineering complex and multifunctional metal oxide materials at an atomic level has grown immensely due to their versatile applications in numerous technologically advanced fields including microelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics, spintronics, energy storage devices and sensors. The development and modeling of the deposition and etching processes responsible for such complex materials and structures involves the standard elements of chemical engineering.
Chang’s research focuses on the synthesis and chemical processing of novel and multifunctional materials, and an atomistic understanding of their interfaces with semiconductors. Specifically, Chang’s research group studies the synthesis of metal oxide thin films and nanostructures with tailored electronic, chemical, and thermal properties by novel atomic layer controlled thermal, radical, and plasma enhanced deposition techniques and hydrothermal processing, develops highly selective plasma etching processes for patterning nano-metered thin films, designs and develops micro chemical sensors and engineers the multi-component oxide materials needed in various energy storage devices. In addition, her research group integrates the experimental and first-principle theoretical approaches to elucidate the fundamental physical and chemical origins of superior material and electronic properties.
Chang has published more than 80 scientific papers, in addition to a book, a book chapter and 4 U.S. patents. Her work has also been recognized by several awards, including Professor and Teacher of the Year, the NSF Early Career Award, the Coburn and Winters Award from the American Vacuum Society, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Chancellor’s Career Development Award, the AVS Peter Mark Award, and the TRW Excellence in Teaching Award.