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Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC)
1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044


  • Dr. Chung-Chueh Chang (Simon)

    Project Director/ Instrumentation Scientist simon

      Dr. Chung-Chueh Chang (Simon) serves as Project Director/ Instrumentation Scientist at ThINC facility, managing and maintaining the core facility, and providing the state-of-the-art thermal mechanical and imaging characterization for researchers from industry and academic institute.  He received his PhD and MS in Materials Science and a BS in Chemical and Materials Engineering.  His expertise includes materials characterization, spectrum analysis, thermal mechanical characterization, thin film and surface analysis, EM and LM imaging and characterization.  His extensive experience provides guidance and solutions for researchers choosing adequate characterization techniques, assisting researchers in publishing international journals, proposing research grants, and developing new technique for their research.


  • Ya-Chen Chuang

    Graduate Assistant ya chen

      Ya-Chen serves as Graduate Assistant at ThINC facility and is also a PhD candidate from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University.  Her research experience involves biomaterials characterization, nanotechnology applications, nanotoxicity, stem cell culture, immunofluorescence, and biomineralization, establishing her expertise in microscopy imaging and characterization, including Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, and Scanning Probe Microscopy, and the relevant sample preparation processing.  She is particularly specialized in biological EM sample preparation including resin embedding and cryo methods, and (3D) imaging and chacterization using confocal microscope, AFM, FIB-SEM and TEM.  Her extensive experience helps users/ Researchers choosing or developing optimal approaches for their research, subsequently published on international journals.    *Portrait was acquired by Zeiss Xbeam 340
  • Yuan Xue
    Graduate Assistant Yuan Xue EM photograph
       Yuan serves as Graduate Assistant at ThINC facility and is also a PhD candidate from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering from Stony Brook University.  She received her MS in Mechanical Engineering and BS in Materials Science and Engineering.  Her extensive experience involves (a) applying nanotechnology to innovated materials, including flame retardant materials, and polymer composites, (b) material characterization, including ASTM standard methods, thermal and mechanical analysis, materials ultramicrotomy, LM, EM and SPM imaging and characterization, and (c) material engineering, including thin film fabrication, polymer compounding, extruding, molding and 3D printing.  Her field of expertise promotes the facility providing standard, accurate and precise metrology for thermal and mechanical analysis (TGA, DSC, DMA and thermal conductivity measurement), and microscopy characterization (confocal microscope, AFM, FIB-SEM, and TEM).     *Portrait was acquired by Zeiss Xbeam 340




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