Members

Principal Investigator

 Jian "Javen" Lin — principal investigator and faculty member

Jian “Javen” Lin

         Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, 2014-present

          Postdoc, Materials Science & NanoEngineering, Rice University, 2011-2014

          Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, UC-Riverside, 2011

          M.S. in Electrical Engineering, UC-Riverside, 2010

          B.S. in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2007

          Award & Honor: 2015 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

                                      2016 Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Young Investigator

          Office: E2404C, Lafferrel Hall; Email: LinJian@missouri.edu; Phone: 573-882-8427

              

Researchers

Yuan Dong

        Assistant Research Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 10/2014-

         Ph.D. in Engineering Thermophysics, Tsinghua University, China, 2014

         B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2008

         Research topics: MD/DFT simulation of materials synthesis and materials properties

 

 

 

Graduate Students

Heng Deng

Heng “Henry” Deng

           

           Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 06/2015-present

           M.S. in Materials Engineering, University of Chinese Academy Science, 2015

           B.S. in Pharmaceutical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, 2012

           Research topics: Programmable and integrated materials/device systems

 

            

 

Jheng-Wun Su

           Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 06/2012-present

           Co-advising with Dr. Y. Lin from 03/2016

           M.S. in Manufacturing Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

           B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

           Research topics: 4D printing

 

 

 

Xiang Tao

                 

            M.S. Student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2016-present

            B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2016

             Research topics: 4D printing

 

 

 

 

Travis Tumlin

Travis Tumlin

 

            M.S. Student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2015-present

            Material Engineer in Army Research Lab, 2013-2015

            B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, 2013

            Research topics: 2D polymers for electronics

 

 

 

Yunchao Xie

Yunchao “Shelton” Xie

           

             Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 06/2015-present

             M.S. in Environment Engineering, Univ. of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 2014

             B.S. in Environment Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, 2011

             Research topics: Gas to fuel conversion

 

 

 

Cheng Zhang

Cheng “Channing” Zhang

 

             Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2015-present

             B.E. in Functional Materials, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2015

             Research topics: Programmable and integrated materials/device systems

 

 

 

 

Chi "Jerry" Zhang — graduate student member

Chi “Jerry” Zhang

 

              Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2015-present

              M.S. student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2014-08/2015

              B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, China Jiliang University, 2014

              Research topic: Gas to fuel conversion

               

 

Visiting Scholars

Yuan Lu

                 

            Visiting Scholar at MU, 01/2017-07/2017

            Associate Professor of Physical Sciences at University of Science and                                        Technology of China

            Research topic: Laser-matter interaction

 

 

 

 

Yunlong Wang

Yunlong Wang

 

             Visiting Scholar at MU, 08/2016-08/2017

             Associate Professor of Material Science & Engineering at Jiangsu University

             Research topic: gas to fuel conversion

 

 

 

Zhiguo Yuan

 

             Visiting Scholar at MU, 02/2017-02/2018

             Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Technology at North University                           of China

             Research topic: reactor design for gas to fuel conversion

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Martha Gahl

Martha Gahl

 

            B.S. student in Electrical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-

            Research topic: MD simulation of polymers

 

 

 

 

 

Melinda Groves

Melinda Groves

 

              B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-

              Research topic: MD simulation of biomass to fuel conversion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Min “Molly” Meng

 

               B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2016-

               Research topic: MD simulation of polymers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean C. Rismiller — undergraduate member

Sean C. Rismiller

                   

             B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2014-

             Research topic: MD simulation of 2D polymers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

                   

             B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, 08/2012-2017 (expected)

             Research topic: catalysts and programmable materials

 

 

 

Yingru Song

                 

             B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, 08/2016

             Research topic: programmable materials and systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Weyhrich

               

             B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-

             Research topic: MD simulation on mechanical property of polymers

 

 

 

Alumni

Chenghao Diao

Chenghao Diao

 

               B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2014-12/2016

               Period: 08/2015-06/2017

               Research topic: MD Simulation on thermal conductivity of materials

               Current position: Apply for graduate school

 

 

 

Anand Katailiha — graduate student member

Anand Katailiha

                   

               M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2014-07/2016

               B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Chhattisgarh SVT University, 2013

               Period: 08/2014-08/2016

               First position after graduation: Ph.D. student in UC-Riverside

              

 

 

 

Chase Scanlan

Chase Scanlan

 

               B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-

               Period: 08/2015-12/2016

               Current position: MU student

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Lam

Jenny Lam

 

               B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-

               Period: 08/2015-12/2016

               Current position: MU student

 

 

 

 

 

John Keenoy — undergraduate member

John Keenoy

 

               

                  B.S. student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2012-05/2016

                  Period: 08/2014-05/2015

                  First position after graduation: software engineer