Far-from-equilibrium systems; Extreme properties of liquids; Glassy, jammed, and kinetically trapped soft matter; Self-healing soft robotics; Long timescale phenomena and rare events; Atomistic modeling and simulation; Neutron and X-ray scattering
The research in my group involves both fundamental science and applications of a range of far-from-equilibrium materials. These materials contain novel far-from-equilibrium structures intentionally designed to achieve specific functions and thus often carry unique properties. Our current research can be roughly divided into two areas: 1) extreme properties of liquids; 2) glassy, jammed, and kinetically trapped soft matter. The goal is to understand long timescale phenomena and rare events in matter and engineer them into transformative applications.
B.S., 2004, University of Science and Technology of China, China (Electrical Science and Technology)
Ph.D., 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nuclear Science and Engineering)