Dr. Peng is currently an associate professor of MSE at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology, and M.S. and B.S in Tsinghua University. Dr. Peng’s research is focused on the advanced processing of ceramics and material thermodynamics, kinetics and properties. The materials of interest include the structural and high temperature ceramics for the extreme environments, high performance sensors for medical and health applications and extreme environment monitoring, materials for renewable energies, and processing and characterizing nuclear materials. The current research projects are focused on additive manufacturing of ceramics, thermnal and environmental barrier ceramic coatings, nuclear fuel fabrication, high performance sensors, ceramic nanofibers and composites, smart materials, sintering of ultra-high temperature ceramics, and the high-temperature oxidation resistance of borides and carbides. Dr. Peng has extensive materials research experience. He has published 41 peer-reviewed journal papers, with a total citation of 693, and is the leading or corresponding author of several highly cited papers in his field. He is now serving as a member of advisory board of Bulletin of American Ceramic Society, officer of Basic Science Division of ACerS. He also organizes and serves as session chairs of professional conferences such as Fiber Society Conference and MS&T.