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Manager Engineer

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
February 21, 2018

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Siwei Wang, Ph.D


Phone: (405)***-****

Edmond, OK, 73034

US Permanent Resident

* *****’ industrial experience in manufacturing company, with direct experience working on high volume magnets parts fabrication, sintering and process improvement, including materials formula improvement, kiln optimization, defects problem identification and problem solving, etc. Automotive industrial training on failure mode effect and analysis (FMEA), 5S, 8D, database and data analysis. Standard work instructions.

10+ years’ R&D experience in materials engineering. Hands on experience in various kinds of chemical and materials analysis tools and equipment.

Extensive hands on experience for laboratory settings as the Materials Testing Laboratory Manager.

Microsoft Access Database, COMSOL multi-physic simulation. SolidWorks, LabVIEW.


Senor Materials Engineer Mar 2015- Present

Materials Laboratory Manager

TDK Ferrites, Shawnee, OK Automotive parts manufacturing company

In charge of all Materials related production and development activities, including raw materials inventory and specification, calcination, milling, recipe adjustment, and high temperature sintering. Processes improvement and new product development direction for the company.

-Focusing on materials stabilization and process simplification, by adding materials fabrication standard operating procedures (SOP) and updating specifications to stabilize materials, and by combination of 9 kinds of mother materials into 4 kinds to simplify processing.

-Yield improved from 87.5% to 94.8% due to materials stabilization and process improvement.

Engineering lead, mentoring junior Engineers and leading cost saving activities across multifunctional teams in the company.

-Zero Waste Project Director, communicating and working across five different production departments to identify and solve waste related projects and problems.

-Cost saving of $2M per year by eliminating the waste during production and increased recycled materials usage.

Materials Testing Laboratory Manager, working with testing equipment design and maintenance, personnel management, capital projects and testing plans based on materials research and development progress.

-Daily data analysis and Problem identification and problem solving for materials related processes including raw materials, calcination, milling, pressing, and sintering. Design of experiments and project assignment for technicians.

-Mentored technician was awarded “Employee of the Month” across company.

Process Engineer 2008 - 2009

GRACE Semiconductor, Shanghai Semiconductor manufacturing company

-Semiconductor foundry experience with working experience on thin film technology based on Si wafers, and working knowledge on thin film processing from front end to product.

-Chemical Mechanical Polishing(CMP) Process Engineering; responsible for polishing process optimizing

-Polishing process improvement with different solutions and pads to increase production and/or reduce cost.

-Standard Operation Procedure editing and maintenance.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2009 – 2013

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

Training and Experience: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Lithium ion batteries, Electrochemistry, solid state defect chemistry.

M.S. Materials Physics and Chemistry 2006 - 2009

Tongji University - Shanghai, China,

Training and Experience: Dielectrics, Capacitors, Thin film preparation in clean room.

B.S. Physics, 2002 - 2006

Xiangtan University - Xiangtan, China,

Training and Experience: Density functional theory, First Principle study on Lithium Manganese Oxides (LiMnO2).


Excellence in every position hold as a researcher and as a student.

Research Associate

Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2013 - 2015

-As the first employee in the electrochemistry research group, established and setup the new laboratory.

-In Charge of equipment budget and purchasing, installation and maintenance.

-Team lead to coordinate and mentor junior researchers to conduct research and experiments.

-Independent researcher to conduct research for energy conversion and storage applications.

Seaborg Institute Research Fellow

Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM 2012

-For the first time proposed simultaneous incorporation of ion irradiated oxides, highlighted by the laboratory magazine.

Student Thrust Director, HeteroFoaM EFRC of Department of Energy 2010 - 2011

-Initiated and founded the student thrust, a collaborative seminar program among UCSB, Utah, Georgia Tech, Princeton, SRNL, UConn, RIT.


2015 Chinese Government Thousand Young Talent Award.

2014 EPSCoR Neutron Travel Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Neutron Sciences.

2013 Finalist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director’s Fellow.

2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, one of 489 recipients worldwide in all areas.

2012 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Research Award (Second Place), Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition, One of the highest student recognitions in fuel cell areas worldwide.

2012 2012 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference Graduate Student Fellowship.

2011 Graduate Student Travel Award, University of South Carolina.

2010 Dokiya Travel Award, 15th Solid State Proton Conductors.

2009 Outstanding Graduate Cadre Student, Tongji University.

2002-2006 Outstanding Student, Xiangtan University.

SELECTED PAPERS, PATENTS AND FUNDED GRANTS (Total of 40 journal papers, 4 patents, 10+ funded grants)

1.S Wang, F Chen, et al, Novel chemically stable Ba3Ca1.18Nb1.82-xYxO9-δ proton conductor: improved proton conductivity through tailored cation ordering, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 2021-2029 (2014). (Journal impact factor=9.407).

2.K Brinkman, S Wang, J He, Y Liu, S Fang, F Chen, Graphene-Ceramic Composite as Replacement of Metal-Ceramic Cermet for Hydrogen Separation Membranes, Clemson University Invention Disclosure, No. 62/575,*** (****).

3.J Zhai, X Chou, S Wang, Ba1-xSrxTiO3-Zn2TiO4 Two Phased Composite Ceramic Materials and their Fabrication Method, China, No. 200710044212.X, authorized.

4.Principle Investigator (PI): Defense Health Program (DHP) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program: “Oxygen Separation from Air to Provide Supplemental Oxygen for Injured Soldiers”, $150,000.

5.PI: Stimulus Grants for Graduate Student Collaboration, HeteroFoaM EFRC Center in DOE, $10,000, “Novel Proton Conducting Materials as Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, $10,000.

6.PI: SPARC Graduate Fellowship, University of South Carolina, “Proton Implantation Effect on the Conductivity for Proton Conducting Perovskites”, $5,000.

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