Meet our Post Docs and Graduate Students
Anastasios received his B.S. in Mining Engineering and Metallurgy in 2006 and his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2007 from National Technical University of Athens. After graduating from the National Technical University of Athens, he joined the Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc) at WPI in January 2008.
Chang-Kai (Lance) Wu graduated from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 2004 with a B.S. in Polymer Engineering, and arrived at WPI in August 2006 from Taipei, Taiwan. He is working on his research with Prof. Mahklouf in the Advanced Casting Research Center.
Ning Sun arrived at WPI in Aug, 2007 from China. She graduated from Hefei University of Technology, majored in Materials Processing and Controlling. After receiving BS degree in China, she come to WPI pursuing her MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
Mei Yang got her M.S. degree from Penn State in Materials Science and Engineering in 2006. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering with Prof. Sisson in CTHE. She is working on the nitriding and nitrocarburizing of various steels.
Bai received his B.S in Materials Science and Engineering Department from Beihang University(BUAA) in 2010, majored in energy materials and metals. He has been an English teacher in Bei Jing New Oriental School from 2008 to 2011 and was manager for recruitment in 2010. He arrived at WPI in August 2011. Now he is pursuing his M.S in Materials Science and Engineering on energy materials.
Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. She worked in Research and Development for Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials before attending WPI, where she received her Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Her research involves modeling for the Center for Heat Treating Excellence at WPI.
Jonathan Buckley recently obtained his B.S at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the field of Mechanical Engineering and is pursuing a M.S in Materials Science and Engineering. He has participated in research on the Mechanical Properties and Degradation of Biodegradable Plastic bags, and has presented his findings at the 2011 ANTEC Plastics Conference. Jonathan has also worked at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stanford, Connecticut in the summers of 2009 through 2011 for the S-92 Transmissions Engineering Department.
Cecilia Borgonovo graduated in 2009 from University of Bologna in Italy with Magister Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After pursuing a six-month project at MPI, she decided to pursue the graduate studies in Material Science. She will work on metal matrix nanocomposite for high temperature applications.
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Yinjie received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 from Central South University of China. He is now pursuing his Master’s Degree at WPI. Having been an active member in research group for two years, he built solid fundamental knowledge about metallic materials and has presented admirable understanding about the porous Cu-Al-Mn shape memory alloy(SMA) and the heat treatment of Al-Mg-Si Alloy.
Mr. Chen received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in 2006 from North University of China and his M.S. in Materials Science in 2009 from Central South University, China. After graduating from Central South University, he started his Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering at WPI in September 2009. Xiang's Ph.D. research is focused on the in-situ processing of nano-scale metal matrix composites, and the high temperature response and creep behavior of these materials.
Ziyong Chen received his B.E. in Polymer Material and Engineering and School of Materials Science and Engineering from South China University of Technology, in July 2011. He arrived at WPI in August 2011. He was the vice president of students’ union of School of Materials Science & Engineering from 2010 to 2011. Right now, he is pursing the M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering on polymer or plastic materials.
Min graduated from Dalian Maritime University in 2011 with a B.S in Materials Science and Engineering and is currently pursuing his master’s degree. His undergraduate research involves computational simulation and heat treatment of Ni – based alloy, ceramics and antifouling paint for marine application.
Mr. Li arrived from GuangZhou, China, a beautiful place which is full of rivers and trees. He loves playing soccer, reading ancient Chinese novels as well as surfing on the internet. His research is mainly in the field of biomaterials, and he has already published two papers in China before he came to WPI. He wants to study aerospace materials in WPI. Polymer materials and electronic materials are also good choice for him. "Wherever I go to, I just stay there, live there, play there and love there, including WPI."
Fan Liu received her BS degree from China University of Geosciences and majored in Materials Science and Technology. Now, she pursues her master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering starting at WPI in August, 2011.
Guangya graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology majoring in biomaterials and received her BS in Material Science and Engineering in 2011. Now, she is pursuing her master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at WPI starting August, 2011.
Wendi (Andy) Liu graduated in Material Engineering from Shanghai University in 2005. He joined the Materials Science Engineering in 2007 and works with Professor Sisson on the research project "Characterization, Evaluation and Removal of Surface Contamination from Pre and Post Heat Treated Parts".
Liying Wei is from Gansu, China. She recieved her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She arrived on Aug 15th, 2011 and pursues a master degree in Materials Science and Engineering at WPI.
Yingying Wei graduated from Central South University in 2006 with a B.S. degree in Powder Metallurgy. After two years graduate study in Materials Chemistry, she joined in Materials Engineering at WPI to pursue her PHD degree with Prof. Sisson.
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Qinxin Wu graduted from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2010 and received her B.S. in material science and engineering. She also completed a second major in international economic & trade during undergraduate study. Now she is pursing her M.S. in materials process engineering in WPI.
Yuqin Yao is a PhD student at WPI majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and his student life in the U.S. began in 2008. Currently his research is focusing on the fabrication and study of nano-sized materials (CNTs, etc.) He received both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, China. His Master's thesis focused on recovering ethylene from industrial gas by adsorption method. He likes sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Hao Yu arrived at WPI in Aug, 2008 from China. He graduated from Shanghai JiaoTong University, majored in Materials Science and Engineering. He came to WPI to pursue his PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
Kan received his B.S in Materials Science and Engineering in 2011 from North University of China, majored in Materials Processing & Control Engineering. He will start his master's program in Materials Science and Engineering at WPI in August,2011.
Mengying Yuan arrived at WPI in Aug. 2011 from Tianjin China. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Material Science and Engineering at Nanjing University of Technology. Her undergraduate research is extensive, including etching process parameter for high voltage anode Al foil and adding SiO2 nanospheres into electrospinning. Now she is pursuing her Master's Degree at WPI.
Yuwei Zhai, is from Xi'an, China, and received her B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at Xi'an University of Science and Technology. She arrived at WPI in August,2011 and pursues a Master's Degree in Material Science and Engineering. In college, She worked as a research assistant studying Ni-P-ZrO2 and Ni-P-B4C composite coatings. She hopes she could study with Professor Sisson in WPI. She likes speech, debate and sports very much and looks forward to enjoy her time studying and doing research at WPI.
Yuyang received her Bachelor’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology in 2011. She studied polymer material at the university, and during this time conducted the research on Microporous Starch Hemostatic Material Preparation and Performance Characterization. Now she is pursuing her Master’s Degree at WPI.