Optofluidics, Micro/Nanofluidics, Electrowetting, Renewable Energy, Biosensing
Earlier in my career, my project “Optofluidic Solar Concentrators” the U.S. Department of Energy named it as one of the “six transformational energy research and development projects that could revolutionize how the country uses, stores, and produces energy.”
In my research, I have extensive experience in renewable energy, optofluidics, thermal-fluid sciences, micro/nano-fluidics, multiphase fluid flow, nano-fabrications, and computational fluid dynamics numerical simulation.
Prior to joining the department of mechanical engineering in 2015 as an associate professor, I was a research associate at Pennsylvania State University and a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Science Center). In 2013, I was recognized with an Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award from China National Science Foundation. And in 2019, I was elected as Virginia Tech Engineering Faculty Fellow.
I earned my bachelors in applied physics from Peking University; and my masters in computer science and Ph.D. in physics; both from Purdue University.