Mingwei Chen Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Professor
Group Bulk Metallic Glasses Group
Laboratory Chen-Watanabe Laboratory (will open in a new tab)
Address Office 3-4, AIMR Laboratory Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577)
Tel +81-22-217-5992
E-Mail mwchen@jhu.edu
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Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior and atomic structures of bulk metallic glasses
  • Dynamic properties of ultrahigh strength materials
  • Development and characterization of nanoporous metals

Main Publication List

  • A. Hirata, L. J. Kang, T. Fujita, B. Klumov, K. Matsue, M. Kotani, A. R. Yavari, M. W. Chen, Geometric frustration of icosahedron in metallic glasses, Science, 341, 376-379 (2013).
  • T. Fujita, P. Guan, K. McKenna, X. Lang, A. Hirata, L. Zhang, T. Tokunaga, S. Arai, Y. Yamamoto, N. Tanaka, Y. Ishikawa, N. Asao, Y. Yamamoto, J. Erlebacher, M. W. Chen Atomic origins of the high catalytic activity of nanoporous gold, Nature Materials 11 (9), 775-780 (2012).
  • A. Hirata, P. F. Guan, T. Fujita, Y. Hirotsu, A. Inoue, A. R. Yavari, T. Sakurai, and M. W. Chen, Direct observation of local atomic order in a metallic glass, Nature Materials 10 (2011) 28.
  • X. Y. Lang, A. Hirata, T. Fujita, and M. W. Chen, Nanoporous metal/oxide hybrid electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors, Nature Nanotechnology, 6 (2011) 232-236.
  • A. Hirata, T. Fujita, Y. R.Wen, J. H. Schneibel, C. T. Liu and M.W. Chen, Atomic structure of nanoclusters in oxide-dispersion-strengthened steels, Nature Mater. 10, 922 (2011).


  • FY 2016 Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category), MEXT, 2016
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, 2014
  • Materials Today Conference Award, 2014
  • The Senior Scientist Award, ISMANAM , 2013
  • Outstanding Oversea Chinese Scientists, China Academy of Sciences, 2010

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