Members

Principal Investigator

 Jian "Javen" Lin — principal investigator and faculty member

Jian “Javen” Lin

          Assistant Professor, Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Electrical                    Engineering and Computer Science (adjunct), 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

                                      2019 Dean William R. Kimel and Mila Kimel Faculty Fellow in Engineering

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

Researchers

Yuan Dong

         Research Scientist 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

        Publications (10): Y. Dong, npj Comput. Mater. 2019; Y. Dong, Phys. Rev. Appl., (2019); Y.             Dong, Carbon 138, 319-  324 (2018); Y. Dong, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 123, 738-746                     (2018); S. Rismiller, Fuel 215, 835-843 (2018); H. Deng, Mater. Horiz. 5 (1), 99-107 (2018);             Y. Dong, Nanotechnology 28 (50), 505602 (2017); C. Diao, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 112,                 903-912 (2017); H. Deng, ACS Appl. Mater Interfaces 9 (36), 30900-30908 (2017);  Y. Dong,           Carbon 104, 47-55 (2016).

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: Soft materials

           Publications (4): H. Deng, J. Mate. Chem. B 6 (34), 5415-5423 (2018); H. Deng, Mater.                   Horiz. 5 (1), 99-107 (2018); H. Deng, ACS Appl. Mater Interfaces 9 (36), 30900-30908                       (2017); H. Deng, J. Mate. Chem. A 4 (18), 6824-6830 (2016).

            

 

Jheng-Wun Su

         Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2016-present

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

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

         Research topics: 4D printing

         Publications (3): J. Su, Int. J. Smart Nano Mater. (2019); J. Su, ACS Appl. Mater                             Interfaces 10 (51), 44716–44721 (2018); J. Su, Soft Matter 14 (5), 765-772 (2018).

 

 

 

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: Nanomanufacturing

           Publications (3): Y. Xie, Appl. Surf. Sci. 464, 344-350 (2019); Y. Xie, ChemSusChem                       (2019); Y. Xie, J. Power Sources 397, 37-43 (2018).

 

 

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: Soft materials/device systems

          Publications (3): C. Zhang, ACS Appl. Mater Interfaces (2019); C. Zhang, C. Zhang, ACS               Appl. Mater Interfaces 9 (47), 41505-41511 (2017); C. Zhang, Small 13 (18), 1604197 (2017).

 

 

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: Nanomanufacturing

         Publications (2): C. Zhang, Chem. Eur. J. (2018);  C. Zhang, Int. J. Hydrog. Energy 43 (15),           7299-7306 (2018).

 

 

Gary Gao

        M.S. student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2018-

        B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 05/2018

        Research topic: Autonomous sensing & Robotics

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Melinda Groves

Melinda Groves

 

       B.S. student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MU

       Period: 08/2015-present

       Research topic: MD simulation

       Accomplishment: 2 co-authored journal paper; performed internship in NASA Glenn                     Research Center (08/2018- 12/2018)

 

 

 

 

Yingru Song

                 

      B.S. student in Mechanical  and Aerospace Engineering, MU

      Period: 08/2016-present

      Research topic: MD and DFT simulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yujia Wang

     B.S. student in Computer Science, MU

     Period: 05/2018-present

     Research topic: AI

 

 

 

 

Walker Wetter

 

     B.S. student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MU

     Period: 09/2019-present

     Research: Robotics and autonomous sensing

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Graduate students

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, 2014

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

              

 

 

 

Travis Tumlin

Travis Tumlin

 

       M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2015-07/2017

       Material Engineer in Army Research Lab, 2013-2015

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

       First position after graduation: Sony, USA

 

 

 

Xiang Tao

                 

         M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MU, 08/2016-12/2017

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

         First position after graduation: engineer in Dongfeng Motor Corporation, China

 

 

 

 

Undergraduates

 

Min “Molly” Meng

 

       B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2016-05/2018

       Research topic: MD simulation and AI

       First position after graduation: 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean C. Rismiller — undergraduate member

Sean C. Rismiller

                   

      B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, MU, 08/2014-05/2018

      Period: 09/2014-07/2018

      Research topic: MD simulation

      Publications (1): S. Rismiller, Fuel 215, 835-843 (2018).

      First position after graduation: Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

 

Chenghao Diao

Chenghao Diao

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

        Period: 08/2015-12/2016, 05/2018-07/2018

        Research topic: MD Simulation on thermal conductivity of materials

        Publications (2): Y. Dong, Phys. Rev. Appl., (2019); C. Diao, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 112,            903-912 (2017)

        First position after graduation: M.S. student at Columbia University

 

 

 

Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

                   

     B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 08/2012-12/2017

     Period: 08/2015-12/2017

     Research topic: instrument development

     First position after graduation: system engineer in Boeing.

 

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

 

 

 

 

       

Martha Gahl

       B.S. student in Electrical Engineering, MU, 08/2015-05/2019

       Research topic: MD simulation of polymers

       Period: 08/2015-08/2017

       Accomplishment: 2 co-authored journal paper. NSF undergraduate summer research in             University of Pittsburgh (2017).

       Current position: MU student

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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