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Dr. Yonggao Yan

Research Interests

  • Develop advanced high-throughput metrology for characterization of combinatorial thermoelectric film
  • Investigate combinatorial thermoelectric film synthesis by pulsed laser deposition(PLD) and magnetron sputtering
  • Explore structure-property relationship of novel thermoelectric material through combinatorial film synthesis and characterization techniques

Publications Prior to Joining NIST:

  • Yonggao Yan, Xinfeng Tang, Haijun Liu, Qingjie Zhang. "Preparation and thermoelectric properties of Ag0.5In0.5-xPb5Sn4Te10", Journal of electronic materials, 38(7), 2009: p1273
  • Yonggao Yan, Xinfeng Tang, Peng Li, Qingjie Zhang. "Microstructure and thermoelectric transport properties of type-I clathrates Ba8Sb2Ga14Ge30 prepared by ultrarapid solidification processes", Journal of Electronic Materials, 38(7), 2009: p1278


Yonggao Yan


NIST Research Associate
Ceramics Division
Functional Properties Group

Employment History:

07/2009 - Present: Guest researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
10/2009 - Present: Associate Professor Wuhan University of Technology
07/2007 - 09/2009: Assistant Professor, Wuhan University of Technology



Ph.D., Materials Science, Wuhan University of Technology, 2007
M.S., Materials Science, Wuhan University of Technology, 2004
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, 2002


Phone: 301-975-5166
Fax: 301-975-5334