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Education

·         Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, February 2003

M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, January 2001

·         Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China

            B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, July 1999

            second B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, July 1999

Professional Experiences

8/1/2016~present, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

8/1/2011~7/31/2016, Associate Professor with tenure (Director of Graduate Studies, 8/2012~7/2016), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

8/1/2005~7/31/2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

8/1/2005~7/31/2018, Joint Faculty, Materials Science and Technology Division (2011-2018) & Computer Science and Mathematics Division (2005-2011), Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

3/2003~7/2005, Research associate at Brown University (with Allan F. Bower and Kyung-Suk Kim)

9/1999~2/2003, Ph.D thesis: Nanoscale domain stabilities on solid surfaces and guided self-assembly, Princeton University (with Zhigang Suo now at Harvard University)

Awards and Honors

Invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference in Structural Nanomaterials, 7/23/2014.

Invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference in Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 7/28/2008.

2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Acta Materialia.

Editorial board member of Materials Today, 2016-present.

Professional Promise in Research Award, College of Engineering, April 2015.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, April 2015.

Research Fellow, College of Engineering, April 2013.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, April 2013.

R&D 100 Award in High-Performance, High-Tc Superconducting Wires Enabled via Self-assembly of Non-superconducting Columnar Defects (with A. Goyal et al.), July 2010.

Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement, April 2010.

Research Fellow, College of Engineering, April 2010.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, April 2010.

Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences Fellowship, UT-ORNL, 2006-2012.

Co-winner (with A. Goyal et al.), top 25 MICRO/NANO technologies by R&D Magazine, 2007

Sir Gordon Wu Fellowship, Princeton University, 1999-2003.

Graduated with Honor (summa cum laude), Tsinghua University, 1999.

Gold Medal in Hammer Throw, the 1999 John Ma Campus Games, Tsinghua University, May 1999

Professional Societies

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Member since 2006

Materials Research Society (MRS), Member since 2003

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member since 2001

Sigma Xi Society, Princeton Chapter, 2001-2002

Others

Eleted representative of the Graduate Council, term 2006-2009, term 2009-2012, and term 2012-2015, the University of Tennessee.

Member on PhD committees (~50) at the University of Tennessee.

Frequent panel reviews for the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.

Review papers for a number of journals in mechanics of materials and applied physics. Specifically serve as frequent reviewers for Acta Materialia, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, and Scripta Materialia.

 

 
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