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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

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zhiting@cornell.edu

Affiliation

  • 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)

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

  • ASME Fellow (2020)
  • Academic Venture Fund, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (2019)
  • Affinito-Stewart Grant of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (2019)
  • ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator Award (2019)
  • MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 China (2018)
  • 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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PhD Students

Gustavo Alvarez
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Jinghang Dai
Jinghang received B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
jd995@cornell.edu
Renjiu Hu
Renjiu earned his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
rh656@cornell.edu
Chen Li
Chen earned his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.
cl2565@cornell.edu

Talisi Meyer
Talisi Received her B.S. in in Biochemistry and Physics from Simmons University.

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Master Students

Shelley Chen
M. Eng. student in Mechanical Engineering.
Joyce Christiansen-Salameh
M.S. student in Materials Science. B.S. from UC Davis.
Han Huang
M.S. student in Materials Science. He received B.S. in Physics from UC-San Diego.
hh697@cornell.edu
Mario Medina
M.S. student in Materials Science. B.S. from UC Santa Barbara.
Zhi Wang
Zhi is M.S. student in Materials Science and Engineering.
zw583@cornell.edu

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Undergraduate Students

Zara Aamer
Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering
za37@cornell.edu
Ragini Balachandran
Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering.
Eric Hall
Undergraduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
zw583@cornell.edu
Andy Tan
Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering
yt329@cornell.edu

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Alumni

Hao Ma
Hao received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in August 2020 from Cornell University.
Eurydice Kanimba
Eurydice earned her PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 2019 at Virginia Tech. She is currently a researcher at IBM.
Zhe Wang
Diana Chu
Diana earned her M. Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 2019.
Abigail Lee
Junior in Mechanical Engineering
Erica O’Donnel
VT Honors College
Yunwei Ma
Yunwei earned M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in December 2018. He received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2016.
Daniel Cooke
Daniel earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in May 2018.
Ahmed Elnahhas
VT Honors College
Tra Lai
Summer 2017. REU student from Texas A&M University.
Clayton Mottley
Summer 2017 – Spring 2017. University Honors.
Kody Cobb
Fall 2016. University Honors.
Tony Consiglio
Summer 2015 – Spring 2016. University Honors. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Received Honors Diploma in 2017.
Edward Tang
Summer 2015 – Fall 2015
Jude Anderson
Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
Samantha Everett
Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
Brandon Nguyen
Spring 2015-Summer 2015

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