Lei Yang received the B.S. degree in process equipment and control engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China in 2009, and the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA in 2011. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include flow distribution control and liquid film flow boiling enhancement via electrohydrodynamic (EHD) conduction pumping.