Jiann-Yang (Jim) Hwang

Jiann-Yang (Jim) Hwang


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  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • PhD, Multi-disciplinary, Purdue University
  • MS, Geosciences-Mineralogy and Economic Geology Program, Purdue University
  • BS, Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University

Research Interests

  • Materials Processing
  • Microwave
  • Hydrogen Storage Material
  • Energy
  • Recycling
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Environmental Engineering


  • J.Y. Hwang, X. Huang, R. Kauppila, “Activated Carbon Separation and Reuse”, US PTO 12/586.263.
  • J.Y. Hwang, D.C. Popko, “Method of Imparting Antimicrobial and Antiviral Properties to Materials”, US PTO 61/096.672.
  • J.M. Gillis, X. Huang, J.Y. Hwang, P. Larson, K.L. Paxton, D.C. Popko, Z. Xu, “PROCESSING OF STEEL MAKING SLAGS” WO/2008/079537, PCT/US2007/084125.
  • J.Y. Hwang and X. Huang, “Microwave Heating Method and Apparatus for Iron Oxide Reduction”, WO/2008/051356, PCT/US2007/021254.
  • X. Huang and J.Y. Hwang, “Method for Direct Metal Making by Microwave Energy”, China Patent 01823509 (2004), Hong Kong Patent 1070395 (2005), European Patent EP1409754 (2004), India Patent 2002/079529, 02015/DELNP/2003A (16/12/2005), Canada patent CA 2448958 (2002).
  • X. Huang and J.Y. Hwang, “Method for Direct Metal Making by Microwave Energy”, Canada Patent 2,448,958.
  • J.Y. Hwang and Z. Li, “Control of Mercury Emissions Using Unburned Carbon from Combustion By-Products”, Australia Patent 774284.