Principal Investigator, Infectious Disease Interdisciplinary Research Group, SMART Center, Oct. 2010 - present
Consultant and Visiting Scientist, Alcoa Technical Center, Pennsylvania, Jan. 2000 - 2004
Review Engineer/Senior Support Engineer, ABAQUS, Inc., Aug. 1998 - Jan. 2000
Engineering Consultant, Trans Science Corporation, San Diego, California, Dec. 1996 - Aug. 1998
Reviewer for Progress in Materials Science, Blood, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Biophysical J, J Mech Phys Solids, Acta Mater, Acta Biomater, Scripta Mater, Phil Mag, Phil Mag Lett, J Appl Phys, Int'l J Solids Structures, J Mater Res, J Mater Sci, Composites Sci & Tech, Mech Mater, Int J Plasticity, Mat Sci & Eng A, J Metastable & Nanocrystalline Mater
Reviewer/Panelist for Research Proposals submitted to US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Energy (DOE), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and Georgian Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF)
Current Research Interests:
Biomechanics and Biophysics of the Cell
Nanoscale Properties of Biological Materials
Nanostructured or Amorphous Materials
Nano-Indentation and Micro-Indentation
Surfaces and Thin Films
Functionally Graded Materials
Ph.D. in Materials Science, Univ. of California at San Diego, 1994
M.S. in Materials Science, Univ. of California at San Diego, 1991
Honors and Awards:
Best Paper Award, 2006, Materials Transaction, Japan Institute of Metals
Best Poster Award, 1994, MRS Symposium on High Temperature Ordered Intermetallics Boston, Massachusetts.
Best Graduating Student Award, 1989, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
Chinese National Math Competition, 2nd Price, 1984, China.