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

  • 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.
hao8@vt.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.
lccly@vt.edu

Awards

  • 19th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (2017)
  • VTGSA Travel Grant to attend IMECE (2016)
Yunwei Ma
Yunwei earned his B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2016.
yunwei@vt.edu

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Master Students

Daniel Cooke
Daniel earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in May 2017.
daniel95@vt.edu

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Undergraduate Students

Erica O’Donnel
VT Honors College
ericao97@vt.edu
Ahmed Elnahhas
VT Honors College
ahmed97@vt.edu

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Alumni

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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