Amy Hsiao

Dr. Amy Hsiao

(Director for 6 years)

P. Eng., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE

Dr. Amy Hsiao is an Associate Professor at the School of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island.  She has an adjunct professor appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  With her background in Materials Science and Engineering, her career has included research on semiconductor processing, magnetic amorphous-Nano crystalline materials for power applications, the corrosion prevention and materials characterization of offshore drilling structures in harsh environments and the selection and testing of biomedical materials.  To date she has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and is the principal investigator or co-PI on both industry-led research collaborations and government initiatives that total over $4M.

 As an engineering educator, Amy enjoys engaging students in Engineering Management, Engineering Entrepreneurship, organizational aspects of new venture teams, in addition to experiential and design-based learning in Chemistry and Physics of Materials.  In 2014, she was a recipient of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador Teaching Award.

 Amy received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, her M.S. and Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and her M.B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2008.  She was a Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellow at L’ecole Normale de Superieure de Cachan in France from 2001-2002.  Amy enjoys living by the ocean with her husband Nick, cooking and practicing her Mandarin Chinese and French.

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