Creative, diligent and team-oriented researcher/engineer with 6+ years of progressive experiences in micro-/nano-fabrication, multi-functional materials, composites/thin-films/coatings, structural/stress/failure analysis, metrology, semiconductor manufacturing, and statistical process/quality control, who improves development plan execution by consistently creating new formulations and new analytical, simulation and measurement techniques.
Project: Nanoengineering and systematic design of membrane based absorption refrigeration systems for cooling buildings, using unconcentrated solar/waste heat. Major activities involve micro-/nano- structure design and fabrication, study of fluid-structure interaction, and bonding of nanofibrous superhydrophobic membranes on metal microchannels and fin structures of various heat/mass transfer modules (ARPA-E).
Projects: i) Development of advanced polymer/carbon nanotube based fibrillar adhesives and their device applications (CASE4Carbon); ii) Study of multiscale and multiphysical properties of boron nitride and boron carbonitride nanotubes and nanosheets, including mechanical, thermal and electrical (U.S. Air Force).
Project 1: Development of high-temperature high-toughness nano-composites, i.e., multi-walled carbon nanotube reinforced amorphous silicon nitride for coating applications, combining different chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) methods.
Project 2: Development of gecko-mimicking bio-inspired smart adhesive structures, switchable surfaces and hybrid materials, using state-of-the-art micro-/nano-fabrication processes, e.g., photo-lithography, soft-lithography, nano-imprint-lithography, template-assisted modeling and self-assembly.
Project 3: Study of the dynamic effect and self-cleaning properties in gecko toe pad adhesive system, and rational design of synthetic mimics, e.g., self-cleaning, anti-fouling, self-healing structures and micro-/nano-manipulators, for energy, biomedical, semiconductor and defense applications.
Project 4: Study of the biomechanics of human peripheral nerve lengthening during physical therapy and orthopedic surgery; Image-based finite element models were developed to determine the in-vitro and in-vivo viscoelastic parameters.
Project: Preparation & Evaluation of Superhydrophilic Porcelain with Easy-to-Clean, Antibacterial Properties.
Project: Study of Fuel-Efficiency-Promoting Functional Materials for Eco-Friendly Automotive Vehicles.
Fabrication, Characterization & Measurements:
1) Clean room micro-/nano- fabrication, conventional & soft lithography and template assisted molding; 2) quasi-static & dynamic mechanical failure analysis; 3) AFM, SEM, FIB, XRD; 4) XPS, Raman, FTIR; 5) TGA, DSC; 6) indentation; 7) contact angle goniometer; 8) adhesive bonding; 9) plasma treatment; 10) interferometry
1) Multiscale & Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation; 2) Molecular Dynamics; 3) Finite Element Methods.
Programs & Softwares:
1) Abaqus; 2) LAMMPS; 3) AutoCAD; 4) Layout Editor; 5) JMP; 6) ANOVA, ANCOVA; 7) ImageJ; 8) OriginLab; 9) LabVIEW; 10) Fortran; 11) Microsoft Office; 12) Linux/Unix and Windows.
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