Research Experience

2016-Present Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca

Integrated Micro & Nano-Fluidic Systems Laboratory (Erickson Lab)

Principal Investigator: Prof. David Erickson

Committee Members: Prof. Emmanuel Giannelis; Prof. Saurabh Mehta; Prof. Tobias Hanrath

Project 1: HI-Light – A Solar-thermocatalytic Reactor for CO2 Reduction [Link]

Project 2: FeverPhone – Fever Diagnosis with a Mobile Device [Link]


2015-2016 Visiting Graduate Research Assistant, MIT, Cambridge

Mesoscale Nuclear Materials Laboratory (Short Lab)

Inviter: Prof. Mujid Kazimi (Member of National Academy of Engineering)

Principal Investigator: Prof. Michael Short

Project: Multilayer Composite Fuel Cladding & Oxidation Experiments [Link]


2014-2015 Graduate Research Assistant, McGill University, Montréal

McGill Metals Processing Centre

Principal Investigator: Prof. Roderick Guthrie (FRSC, FCAE, FCIM)

Project: An in-situ, on-line Aqueous Particle Sensor (APS) for Micro-bubble Detection [Link]


2012-2014 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an

MOE Key Laboratory of Thermal-Fluid Science and Engineering

Principal Investigator: Prof. Yaling He (Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Project: Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) with Bio-cathodes


2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an

State Key Lab of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering

Principal Investigator: Prof. Bofeng Bai

Project: A Swirl Generator for High Water-cut Crude Oil Transmission

Teaching Experience

In Fall 2017, I was one of the three Graduate Teaching Assistants for Thermodynamics (MAE 2210) at Cornell University. Grading experiences include Combustion Processes (MAE 5430).

In Winter 2015, I was the only Teaching Assistant for Advanced Process Engineering (MIME 455) at McGill University. Grading experiences include Applied Fluid Dynamics/Heat, Mass and Fluid Flow (MIME 340 & MIME 356) and Fluid Mechanics (MECH 331).

Class of MIME 455 I was TAed for

Professional Service

Journal Review Activities

I am a reviewer for several journals including J. Clean. Prod., Energy Convers. Manag, Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, Metall Mater Trans B, etc. See the full record here.

Leadership Experience

  • Chinese Entrepreneur Association at Cornell (CEAC)

- Vice President, Aug 2018 - Present [Link]


  • Cornell Chinese Visiting Scholars/Students Association (CVSA)

- Vice President and Treasurer, Sep 2017 - Present [Link]


  • Xi’an Jiaotong University Online Overseas Education Forum (XJTU BBS GoAbroad Forum)

- Web Manager and Book Editor, Apr 2016 - Present [Link]

- Cheif editor for the 136-page graduate school application guide - "A Story of 16 Fall XJTUers" (in Chinese) [Link]