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Distinguished Chair Professors, Honorary, Adjunct and Visiting Professors

Prof BOLES Steven

Prof BOLES Steven

Adjunct Professor

B.S., Ph.D.


Dr. Boles currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He obtained his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the technical staff at Lumileds Lighting in San Jose, CA. Starting in 2005, he conducted his Ph.D. research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Following his graduation in 2010, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist with the Institute for Applied Materials at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. From 2014 to 2021 he joined PolyU as part of strategic effort to bring interdisciplinary expertise in materials science to electrical engineering.


Dr. Boles specializes in the characterization and development of advanced electronic materials for a variety of energy-focused applications. In particular, his research makes use of in-situ and ex-situ electron microscopy to gain basic insight and understanding into the coupled electrical-mechanical response of nanoscale materials under applied stress. He also has interest in developing electrochemical energy storage systems for use in extreme and/or harsh environments.

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