[1] Research Experience

2021-Present Impact Fellow, MIT, Cambridge

MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC)

Consortium directors: Prof. Jeffrey C. Grossman; Prof. Elsa Olivetti; Dr. Jeremy Gregory

Project: To transcend academia & industry to apply their expertise to near-term change for a more sustainable future.

2016-2021 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 1] [Link 2]

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]

2013-2014 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), Prof. Yinshi Li

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

[2] Teaching Experience

In Fall 2021, I am one of the teaching staff for MIT Energy & Climate Ventures (Course 15.366), a multidisciplinary, team-based course that teaches the skillsets required to launch new ventures in the energy and climate space at MIT.

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

[3] Mentoring Experience

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: