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/Mentoring 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).

I was fortunate to have the chance to work with several undergraduate students during my study at McGill and Cornell, which generated journal publication, conference presentation, external recognitions, and lifetime friendship. These include:

Class of MIME 455 I was TAed for

Professional Service

Journal Review Activities

I am a reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Conversion and Management, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, etc. See the full record here.

Leadership Experience

  • Chinese Entrepreneur Association at Cornell (CEAC)

- Co-President, Aug 2018 - Present [Link]


  • Cornell Chinese Visiting Scholars/Students Association (CVSA)

- Vice President and Treasurer, Sep 2017 - Present


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

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

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