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Our group’s research interests bridge among the synthesis of nanostructured materials, additive manufacturing, and understanding the underlying mechanisms that control the mechanical behavior of various advanced materials (metals and alloys, carbon-based materials, 2D materials, and porous materials). We apply in situ characterization techniques (e.g., in situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction, computed tomography, transmission electron microscopy) to probe how the defects interact with surfaces or interfaces. Our research is focused on achieving high-performance structural materials via microstructure engineering. Occasionally, we are also interested in their functional properties such as electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, catalytic activities, and electrochemical energy storage capacity. Our experimental work is more often coupled with computer modeling to help deepen our understanding of structure-property relationships. In addition to materials science, we welcome students with a strong background in applied physics, chemistry, and mechanical engineering to join the team.
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For those who are interested in joining the group, please apply directly through our department portal. We will not reply to individual inquiries. The selected candidates will be interviewed after the application deadline. Thank you!