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Xing Wang

Assistant Professor


  • Nuclear Engineering

223 Hallowell Building


Research Website

Research Areas:

Nuclear Power

Interest Areas:

Materials for Nuclear Reactors; Radiation-Matter Interaction; Microscopy Analysis (STEM, APT, EELS); Multiscale Materials Modeling




Xing Wang is an assistant professor in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering. Wang received a B.S. in engineering physics from Tsinghua University in 2011, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and 2016, respectively. Before joining Penn State, Wang was a postdoctoral research associate in Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2017 to 2019.



Journal Articles

  • Mahjabin Mahfuz, Farshid Reza, Xingyu Liu, Rongming Chu, Maik Lang, Michael Snure, Xing Wang and Miaomiao Jin, 2024, "Microstructural changes in GaN and AlN under 950?MeV Au swift heavy ion irradiation", Applied Physics Letters, 124, (11), pp. 112104
  • Xinyuan Xu, Zefeng Yu, Wei-Ying Chen, Aiping Chen, Arthur T Motta and Xing Wang, 2024, "Automated analysis of grain morphology in TEM images using convolutional neural network with CHAC algorithm", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 588, pp. 154813
  • Ashrakat Saefan, Xingyu Liu, Eric Lang, Levko Higgins, Yongqiang Wang, Osman El-Atwani, Jean Paul Allain and Xing Wang, 2023, "Effects of transition metal carbide dispersoids on helium bubble formation in dispersion-strengthened tungsten", Scientific Reports, (13), pp. 13352
  • Xing Wang, Ke Jin, Chun-Yin Wong, Di Chen, Hongbin Bei, Yongqiang Wang, Maxim Ziatdinov, William J. Weber, Yanwen Zhang, Jonathan Poplawsky and Karren L. More, 2022, "Understanding effects of chemical complexity on helium bubble formation in Ni-based concentrated solid solution alloys based on elemental segregation measurements", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 569
  • Zefeng Yu, Xinyuan Xu, Wei-Ying Chen, Xing Wang, Aiping Chen, Christophier J. Ulmer and Arthur T. Motta, 2022, "In-situ irradiation-induced grain growth kinetics and mechanism of nanocrystalline UO2", Acta Materialia, 231
  • Xing Wang, Hongliang Zhang, Tomonori Baba, Hao Jiang, Cheng Liu, Yingxin Guan, Omar Elleuch, Thomas Kuech, Dane Morgan, Juan-Carlos Idrobo, Paul M. Voyles and Izabela Szlufarska, 2020, "Radiation-induced segregation in a ceramic", Nature Materials, 19, pp. 992–998
  • Xing Wang, Constantinos Hatzoglou, Brian Sneed, Zhe Fan, Wei Guo, Ke Jin, Di Chen, Hongbin Bei, Yongqiang Wang, William J. Weber, Yanwen Zhang, Baptiste Gault, Karren L. More, Francois Vurpillot and Jonathan D. Poplawsky, 2020, "Interpreting nanovoids in atom probe tomography data for accurate local compositional measurements", Nature Communications, 11, pp. 1022
  • Xing Wang, Ming-Jie Zheng, Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan, 2017, "Continuum model for hydrogen pickup in zirconium alloys of LWR fuel cladding", Journal of Applied Physics, 121, (13), pp. 135101
  • Xing Wang, L Jamison, K Sridharan, Daniel James Morgan, PM Voyles and I Szlufarska, 2015, "Evidence for cascade overlap and grain boundary enhanced amorphization in silicon carbide irradiated with Kr ions", Acta Materialia, 99, pp. 7--15
  • Xing Wang, Marat Khafizov and Izabela Szlufarska, 2014, "Effect of surface strain on oxygen adsorption on Zr (0 0 0 1) surface", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 445, (1-3), pp. 1--6

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Early Career Program (DECP) Award, U.S. Department of Energy, August 2023


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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

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