Assistant Professor, Materials Science and EngineeringFacultyVicky Doan-Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. She joined OSU in August 2017 as part of the Discovery Themes' Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Initiative. She was concurrently a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow and Elings Prize Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Los Angeles. As part of OSU's Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), her cross-cutting research includes synthesis, in-situ structural characterization, and functional testing of smart materials as well as advanced materials for energy storage and conversion. VDN earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Women's and Gender Studies from Yale University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been recognized by the American Crystallographic Association with the Margaret C. Etter Lecturer Award. Beyond laboratory research, VDN actively works with Columbus area organizations to disseminate information about electrification of vehicles and space technology to the public. She has led "Scoping Out Solar Energy" with the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland to interactively bring awareness of renewable energy and career awareness for women in STEM.