Bio

Central South University, Materials Engineering, BE 2010 Penn State University, Materials Science and Engineering, PhD, 2015

I am currently looking for motivated Ph.D. students to join my new research group at UVA MSE in 2018 Fall. Those who are interested to join my research group please feel free to contact me by email.

I will be joining UVA as visiting faculty member January 1, 2018 and as an Assistant Professor on August 10, 2018. My research areas include computational thermodynamics and kinetics (using the CALPHAD method), ab initio modeling of thermodynamics and diffusion, high-throughput DFT, alloy design, modeling of phase transformations in lightweight and high-temperature alloys, oxidation and corrosion in high-temperature systems, solid state ionic materials for energy applications, defect chemistry, as well as ionic transport.

 

Research Interests

  • Computational thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Ab initio modeling of thermodynamics and diffusion, high-throughput DFT
  • Physical metallurgy, phase transformations in lightweight and high-temperature alloys
  • Oxidation and corrosion in high-temperature systems
  • Solid state ionic materials for energy applications, defect chemistry, ionic transport