Director (2022-2023)

Jane P. Chang

420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-430-0171
E-mail: jane_chang @

JANE P. CHANG is a Professor and the William F. Seyer Chair in Materials Electrochemistry in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA since 1999.  She received her B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and her M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering, and she was a Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. 

Her research focuses on the synthesis and chemical processing of novel and multifunctional materials, atomistic understanding of solid state interfaces, development of novel atomic layer controlled thin film deposition and patterning processes, and their applications in microelectronics, optoelectronics, microsensors, and energy storage devices.  She has served as the Associate Dean for Research in the Engineering School at UCLA (2009-2016), Director of SRC/DARPA Center on Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering (2013-2018), Deputy Director of NSF Engineering Research Center on Translational Application of Nano-scale (2012-present) and Vice Chair of her department (2007-2009).

She received the Faculty Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation in 2000, a Chancellor’s Career Development Award from UCLA in 2000, the TRW Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002, the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2003, and the AVS Peter Mark Award in 2005, AVS PSTD Plasma Prize in 2018, and Professor of the Year Award in 2003, 2004, and 2009. 

She is a Fellow of AVS and has been an active member of AVS since she was a graduate student.  Her AVS activities include:  AVS ALE Workshop Chair (2020-present), Publications Committee (2019-present), Associate Editor of JVST (2010-2015), Board of Directors (2009-2012), Local Program Committee for the AVS ALD Topical Conference (2007-2008), Chair of Plasma Science and Technology Division (2007-2008), Treasurer of the Plasma Science and Technology Division (2001-2004), Committees of Constitution and By-laws, Society and Division Awards, and many AVS International Symposia, since 1999.