Research and Reports on Metals

Linan An

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Linan An, PhD
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Central Florida, USA

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Dr. An is currently a tenured professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University in 1986 and 1991, respectively; and Ph.D. from Lehigh University in 1996. Prior to joining UCF, he was post-doc at Cornell University and University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. An’s research focuses on advanced processing and manufacturing, nanomaterials and nanocomposites, polymer-derived ceramics, high-temperature sensors. He pioneered research in functional properties and sensor applications of polymer-derived ceramics. Dr. An’s research has been financially supported by NSF, DOE, DOD, NASA, Air Force, Florida State and private companies. He has authored/coauthored more than 170 SCI journal papers. Dr. An has received several awards including Wang Kuan-Cheng Foundation Professorship and Changjiang Endowed Chair Professorship. Dr. An served as an associate editor, member of editorial board, and reviewer for numerical journals in his fields.

Research Interest

Advanced processing technologies
Nanostructured materials and nanocomposites
Harsh environmental sensors
Polymer-derived ceramics
Mechanical, electronic, dielectric and optical behavior of advanced materials


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