New Chemical Engineering Professor Recognized for Research

By Associated Engineering Press

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr. Qing Peng, who joins the College of Engineering in January 2015, played a role in an invention recently recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the top inventions in 2014.

As a researcher, Peng was part of a team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to develop Sequential infiltration synthesis (SIS) lithography, a new way of creating nanoscale patterns for microelectronics manufacturing that will reduce cost and improve product performance.

The teams work earned recognition from R&D Magazine’s 2014 R&D 100, which recognizes the top 200 most innovative technologies introduced in 2014.

Peng will be an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering after spending more than three years at Duke University, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a research scientist at the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering.

Prior to his positions at Duke, Peng was a post-doc scientist at Argonne. He completed his doctoral studies from the North Carolina State University in 2009.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: December 10, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research