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Principal Investigator  

Zhiting Tian


Associate Professor
ASME Fellow
Eugene A. Leinroth Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Cornell University


zhiting@cornell.edu

Affiliation

  • Executive Committee Member, Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF)
  • Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Faculty Member, Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC) for Nanoscale Science
  • Graduate Faculty, Cornell Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Graduate Faculty, Cornell Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty Member, Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI)
  • Faculty Member, Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physics

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT (2014)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton (2009)
  • B.E., Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, China (2007)

Selected Awards & Honors

  • JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan (2022)
  • NASA Early Stage Innovations Award (2021)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award (2021)
  • Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship (2021)
  • ASME Fellow (2019)
  • ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator Award (2019)
  • College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech (2018)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2017)
  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award (2017)
  • College of Engineering Outstanding New Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (2017)
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2017)
  • College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Advisor Award, Virginia Tech (2016)
  • Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence, MIT (2014)
  • Graduate Women of Excellence, MIT (2013)

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (2014-2018)

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Postdocs  

Md Milon Hossain
Ph.D. in Polymer, North Carolina State University

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PhD Students  

Liam Alexis
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University Of Michigan
Samer Awale
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Jinghang Dai
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Gustavo Alvarez Escalante
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Renjiu Hu
B.S. in Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Han Huang
M.S. in Materials Science, Cornell
B.S. in Physics, UC San Diego
Samuel Kielar
B.A. in Chemistry and Music, Northwestern University

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MS Students  

Joyce Christiansen-Salameh
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Davis
Kevin Kong
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison
Mario Medina
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
 
Simon Shi
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

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M.Eng Students  

 
Zara Aamer
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell
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Kimberly Yap
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell
 
 
 
 
 

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Undergraduates  

 
Andy Tan (Lab Manager), Eugene Jeong, Meili Bowden, Mikayla Lahr, Rabail Makhdoom, Ali Candy, Edith Liu, Ria Desai, Mike Liao 

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Alumni
  • PhD Students
Hao Ma (now at Oak Ridge National Lab)
PhD in Mechanical Engineering in August 2020 from Cornell University.
Chen Li (now faculty at Chongqing University)
PhD in Mechanical Engineering in August 2021 from Cornell University.
Eurydice Kanimba (now at IBM)
PhD in Mechanical Engineering in December 2019 from Virginia Tech.
 
Bilal Azhar
Talisi Meyer
 
  • MS Students

Zhi Wang
Yunwei Ma

  • MEng Students
Shelley Chen (now at Epic)
Diana Chu (now at Auris Health)
Daniel Cooke (now at Microsoft)
Qiyu Yang
  • Undergraduates
Jude Anderson, VT
Ragini Balachandran, Cornell
Kody Cobb, VT University Honors.
Tony Consiglio, VT University Honors. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Received Honors Diploma.
Erica O’Donnel, VT Honors College
Ahmed Elnahhas, VT Honors College
Samantha Everett, VT
Eric Hall, Cornell
Tra Lai, REU student from Texas A&M University
Abigail Lee (summer undergraduate student)
Alex LoCicero, Cornell
Clayton Mottley, University Honors
Brandon Nguyen, VT
Edward Tang, VT
 
 

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