Current Students, Postdoctors and Visitors/Former Students, Postdoctors and Visiting Scientists

    • Students
    • Dr. Danan Fan (Ph.D. 1996), Energizer Corporation, OH

      Dr. Ram Poduri (M.S. 1995, Ph.D. 1996), Senior Consultant at Mainspring Consulting Group LLC, Plano, TX

      Dr. Venu Vaithyanathan (Ph.D. 2002), Integration Engineer at SunEdison Inc., MO

      Dr. Jingzhi Zhu (Ph.D. 2002, Postdoc 2002 – 2004), Ab Initio Corporation, Boston, MA; MIT Koch Cancer Institute, MA. Email:

      Professor Xingqiao Ma (Ph.D. atHong Kong Poly U 2003, Visiting Professor 2011) Professor and Department Head of Physics, Beijing University of Science and Technology, China. Email:

      Professor Koray Ozturk (Ph.D.2003), Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey. Email:

      Dr. Shenyang Hu (Visiting Scientist 1999 – 2000, Ph.D. 2004, Postdoc 2004 – 2005), Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland, WA. Email:

      Dr. Chao Jiang (Ph. D. 2004), Materials Scientist at Thermo-Calc Software in Pittsburgh, PA. Email:

      Dr. Dongwon Shin (Ph.D. 2006), R&D Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Lab, TN. Email:

      Dr. Tao Wang (Ph.D. 2006), Carpenter Technology

      Dr. Jingxian Zhang (Ph.D. 2008, Postdoc 2008), Advanced Lead Engineer at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, OH. Email:

      Professor Samrat Choudhury (Ph.D. 2008, Postdoc 2008), Assistant Professor of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Idaho, ID. Email:

      Dr. Manjeera Mantina(Ph.D. 2008), St Louis, MO

      Dr. Weiming Feng (Ph.D. 2009), CA

      Dr. Hui Zhang (Ph.D. 2010), Development Engineer at Diamond Innovations in Worthington, OH. Email:

      Dr. Guang Sheng (Ph.D.2011), Senior Project Engineer at Tosoh SMD in Grove City, OH. Email:

      Professor Kunok Chang (Ph.D. 2011), Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. Email:

      Dr. June Hyuk Lee (Ph.D. 2011), Argonne National Lab, IL

      Dr. Tae Wook Heo (Ph.D. 2012, Postdoc 2012 – 2013), Lawrence Livermore National Lab, CA. Email:;

      Dr. Benjamin Winchester (Ph.D. 2012), Sandia National Lab, NM. Email:

      Dr. Charles Brooks (Ph.D. 2012), Los Angeles, CA. Email:

      Dr. Che-Hui Lee (Ph.D. 2012), TSMC, Taiwan. Email:

      Professor Ye Cao, Ph. D. (2014 - 2017), Assistant Professor, Materials Sciende and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington. Texas. Email:

      Dr. Yijia Gu (Ph.D. 2014), Senior Engineer at ALCOA, PA. Email:

      Dr. Jason Britson (Ph.D. 2015), Intel Corporation, OR. Email:

      Dr. Brian Vanleeuwen (Ph.D. 2015), Data Scientist at Two Sigma in Houston, TX. Email:

      Mr. Wei Yang (M.S. 1996), SOA Developer at U.S. Department of State, DC.

      Mr. M. K. Venkitachalam (M.S. 1998), India

      Mr. Jianwei Wang (M.S. 2004), China

      Ms. Wenting Xing (B. S. 2011, M.S. 2012), MIT, Cambridge, MA. Email:

      Mr. Chen Duan (M.S. 2012)

      Mr. Haowei Zhang (M.S. 2015), Investment Manager at Wanjia Asset Management Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China.

      Mr. Dorran Schultz (B.S. 1994)

      Mr. Chad Cannon (B.S. 1996)

      Mr. Paul Smith (Undergrraduate, 1996)

      Mr. Liang Di (Undergraduate 2002, 2004), Principal Engineer at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose, CA

      Mr. John McGrorey (B.S. 2003), Materials Group at U.S. Navy, DC

      Mr. Gary Paradee (Undergraduate 2005 – 2006), Process Engineer at Intel Corporation, OR

      Mr. Scott Moken (Undergraduate 2003 - 2004)

      Mr. Ryan Wu (B. S. 2008)

      Mr. Ryan Fowler (B.S. 2008), Metallurgist at U.S. Air Force in Edmond, OK

      Ms. Dorothea Tseng (Undergraduate 2008-2009), Air Products

      Mr. Josh Sayre (B.S. 2009), Research Engineer at HarbisonWalker International in Pittsburgh, PA

      Ms. Kacie Stewart (B. S. 2009)

      Mr. Josh Sheldon (B. S. 2010), Mechanical Engineer at Schlumberger, Houston, TX

      Mr. Patrick Mangiagli (B. S. 2010), Solutions Consultant at Axis Group in New York, NY

      Mr. Mohammad Azim Uddin (Undergraduate 2010 - 2011), Field Actions Specialist, Clinical Product Surveillance at CooperSurgical in Trumbull, CT

      Mr. Chris Elwell (B. S. 2010)

    • Postdoctors
    • Professor Dongyang Li (Postdoc 1995 - 1997), Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta, Canada. Email:

      Dr. Qiang Wang (Postdoc 1995 - 1997), Sarnoff Corporation in New Jersey

      Dr. Youhai Wen (Postdoc 1998 - 2000), Materials Engineer at U.S. Department of Energy, Oregon. Email:

      Professor Xin Yu (Postdoc 1998 – 1999), Associate Professor, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

      Professor Carl E. Krill (Habilitation 2000) Professor at Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials, University of Ulm, Germany. Email:

      Dr. Yulan Li (Postdoc/Research Associate 2000 - 2009), Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA. Email:

      Dr. Dongjin Seol (Postdoc 2003 – 2005), Principal Engineer at Samsung Corporation, Korea

      Dr. Chinnappan Ravi (Postdoc 2003 – 2005), Indira Gandhi Ctr Atom Res, Div Mat Sci, India

      Dr. Shihuai Zhou (Postdoc 2004 - 2005), Scientist at Ames Lab in Ames, IA. Email:

      Dr. Liangjun Li (Postdoc 2011), Michigan Engineering Services, MI

      Professor Qun Li (Postdoc 2011), Associate Professor of Mechanics at Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China. Email:

      Professor Saswata Bhattacharya (Postdoc 2008 - 2011), Assistant Professor in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Hyderabad, India. Email:

      Dr. Linyun Liang (Visiting Student 2009 – 2010, Postdoc 2011-2013), Argonne National Lab, IL. Email:

      Dr. Liang Hong (Postdoc 2011 – 2014), Rice University in Huston, TX. Email:

      Dr. Nan Wang (Postdoc 2013 – 2015), McGill University, Canada. Email:

      Professor Lei Chen (Postdoc 2013 - 2015), Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University, MS. Email:

      Professor Houbing Huang (Visiting Student from Beijing University of Science and Technology 2011 – 2013, Postdoc 2013 – 2015), Assistant Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Email:

      Professor Kasra Momeni (Postdoc/Research Associate 2015 - 2016), Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University, LA. Email:

      Professor Jiamian Hu (Visiting Student from Tsinghua University 2010 - 2011, Postdoc/Research Associate 2013 - 2017), Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Email:

    • Visiting Scholars
    • Mr. Chengwei Geng (Visiting Scientist 1993 - 1995), CanadaProfessor Helena Zapolsky (Visiting Professor 1999) Professor of Materials Physics at University of Rouen, France. Email:

      Dr. Uwe Grafe (Visiting Scientist 2000), Germany

      Professor Jie Shen (Visiting Professor under an NSF Interdisciplinary Math Program, 1999 –2000), Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University, IN. Email:

      Professor Hyuck Mo Lee (Visiting Professor 2000 - 2001) Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, Korea. Email :

      Professor Jaeho Choi (Visiting Professor 2001 - 2002), Professor of Department of Advanced Metal and Materials Engineering, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea

      Dr. Dongjin Seol (Visiting Student from Seoul National University, Korea, 2001 - 2002)

      Professor Shinwoo Kim (Visiting Professor 2005-2006), Professor of Materials Engineering, Hoseo University, Korea

      Dr. Mathieu Bouville (Visiting Postdoc from Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, 2005), Singapore. Email:

      Professor. Pingping Wu (Visiting Graduate Student from Beijing University of Science and Technology, China, 2007 – 2010) Head of Materials Science and Engineering Department, Xiamen Institute of Technology, China. Email:

      Mr. Lifeng Wang (Visiting Student 2008 - 2009), China

      Mr. Yoshinori Ito (Visiting Scientist 2009 – 2010), Kobe Corporation, Japan

      Ms. Song Hao (Visiting Graduate Student from Shandong University, 2010-2012), School of Mechanical Engineering in Shandong University, China. Email:

      Professor Yanli Lu (Visiting Professor 2011 – 2012), Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwest Technological University, China. Email:

      Dr. Lifei Du (Visiting Graduate Student 2010 – 2012), Lecturer, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China. Email:

      Dr. Daniel Jason Franzbach (Visiting Graduate Student 2012) , Consultant at d-fine GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

      Mr. Honghai Zhang (Visiting Graduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2012)

      Ms. Xiaohua Liu (Visiting Graduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2012)

      Mr. Zhenyi Ni (Visiting Graduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2012)

      Ms. Menglei Li (Visiting Graduate Student from Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, China, 2012-2013)

      Mr. Kaiping Wang (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2013 for 3 months)

      Mr. Honghui Wu (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong, HongKong, 2013 for 6 months)

      Ms. Guoping Cao (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Science and Technology of Beijing, China, 2012-2014), Email:

      Professor Wenbo Liu (Visiting Graduate Student from Tsinghua University, 2013-2014), Assistant Professor at Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China. Email:

      Dr. Pengcheng Song (Visiting Graduate Student from Tsinghua University, 2013-2015), Email:

      Professor Guanghui Zhao (Visiting Professor 2013-2014) Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology, China. Email:

      Dr. Toshihiro Yamazaki (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, 2014), Email:

      Miss Xinmei Xu (Visiting Undergraduate student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2015 for 2 months), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

      Dr. Chengchao Hu (Visiting graduate student from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2014 - 2016), Lecturer of Materials Science and Engineering at Liaocheng University, China, Email:

      Dr. Yongbiao Wang (Visiting Graduate Student from Zhengzhou University, China, 2014 - 2016)

      Dr. Chao Yang (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Science and Technology of Beijing, China 2015 - 2016)

      Professor Qiu-An Huang (Visiting Scholar 2015 - 2016), Associate Professor at Hubei University, China

      Professor Yongming Hu (Visiting Scholar 2016), Professor at Hubei University, China

      Professor Zheng Chen (Visiting Scholar 2016 - 2017), Associate Professor at China University of Mining and Technology

      Dr. Yuhui Huang (Visiting Graduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2015 - 2017), Postdoc at Zhejiang University, China

      Dr. Ruyichiro Oguma (Visiting Scholar 2016 - 2017), Department of Applied Physics, Fukuoka University, Japan. Email:

      Mr. Renci Peng (Visiting Graduate Student 2015 - 2017), Tsinghua University, China

      Mr. Zhonghui Shen (Visiting Graduate Student 2017), Tsinghua University, China