People

Principal Investigator

Zhiting Tian

Assistant Professor
Eugene A. Leinroth Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cornell University

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zhiting@cornell.edu

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)

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Scholar in Materials Science (2018)
  • Notable Alumni, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Binghamton University (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)
  • Scholar of the Week, Office of Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech (2016)
  • College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Advisor Award, Virginia Tech (2016)
  • NSF ASSIST Grant for Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering, Society of Women Engineers (2016)
  • Assistant Professor Mentoring Grant, Office of Executive Vice President and Provost, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for Academic Excellence, MIT (2014)
  • Graduate Women of Excellence, MIT (2013)
  • Keck Travel Award in Thermal Sciences, MIT (2012)
  • NSF Summer Institute Fellowship on Energy Manufacturing (2011)

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (2014-2018)

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PhD Students

Hao Ma
Hao earned his B.S. degree in Materials Science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2014.
hm552@cornell.edu

Personal Website

Awards

  • International Travel Bursary at Phononics (3 out of over 300 students) (2017)
  • IEEE Travel Grant for ITHERM (2017)
  • NSF Travel Grant for IMECE (2016)
  • 18th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (2016)
Eurydice Kanimba
Eurydice earned her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Midwestern State University in 2015. Eurydice is a New Horizon Graduate Scholar.
keury15@vt.edu

Awards

  • ASME Foundation Variable International Scholarship (2017)
  • Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship (2017)
  • NSBE 42nd Convention Sponsorship by WestRock (2016)
  • ASME-ESP Petroleum Division Academic Scholarship (2015)
Chen Li
Chen earned his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2015. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.
cl2565@cornell.edu

Awards

  • 19th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (2017)
  • VTGSA Travel Grant to attend IMECE (2016)
Renjiu Hu
Renjiu earned his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
rh656@cornell.edu
Jinghang Dai
Jinghang received B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
jd995@cornell.edu

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Master Students

Zhe Wang
Zhe is M.S. student in Materials Science and Engineering. He received B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering The Ohio State University.
zw569@cornell.edu

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Undergraduate Students

Erica O’Donnel
VT Honors College
ericao97@vt.edu
Andy Tan
Andy Tan is a freshman in College of Engineering at Cornell. He intends to major in Applied Engineering Physics.
yt329@cornell.edu

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Alumni

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.
yunwei@vt.edu
Daniel Cooke
Daniel earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in May 2018.
daniel95@vt.edu
Ahmed Elnahhas
VT Honors College
ahmed97@vt.edu
Tra Lai
Summer 2017. REU student from Texas A&M University.
thl267@vt.edu
Clayton Mottley
Summer 2017 – Spring 2017. University Honors.
claymot@vt.edu
Kody Cobb
Fall 2016. University Honors.
jckody3@vt.edu
Tony Consiglio
Summer 2015 – Spring 2016. University Honors. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Received Honors Diploma in 2017.
tony4@vt.edu
Edward Tang
Summer 2015 – Fall 2015.
tedward7@vt.edu
Jude Anderson
Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
jta28200@vt.edu
Samantha Everett
Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
esaman3@vt.edu
Brandon Nguyen
Spring 2015-Summer 2015
themobil@vt.edu

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