TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Polymer processing (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, etc), characterization and formulation; design and optimization of polymer processing.
  • Plastics injection mold/extrusion die design, plastic product design, and other polymer processing equipment design.
  • Polymer material performance improvements through blending with additives and other polymers.
  • Polymer composites compatibilization, interface strengthening and modeling.
  • Polymer rheology, rheo-optical study and confocal microscopy.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., School of Mechanical and Production Eng, 2002 – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.E., Dept. of Plastics Engineering, 1996 – Sichuan University, China
  • B.E., Dept. of Plastics Engineering, 1993 – Sichuan University, China

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2010 – present, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2008 – 2010,¬†Assistant Research Professor, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2004 – 2008,¬†Post-doctoral Research Associate, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2002-2005, Research Fellow, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 1998-1999, Researcher, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
  • 1996-1998, Lecturer, Department of Plastics Engineering, Sichuan University, China