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I am currently an M.S. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. I am working in Prof. Robert Shepherd’s Organic Robotics Lab (ORL). My research at Cornell focuses on the flow battery design for applications in soft robots. In 2018, I was selected as a 2018 Forbes Under 30 Scholar by Forbes Magazine. I am also participating in the National Science Foundation’s UNY I-Corps ‘Clean Energy’ Short Course, and selected into the inaugural cohort for the W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Cornell Program. In 2019, I was named as BP Advancing Energy Scholar to attend the One Young World Summit in London.

Before coming to Cornell, I received my M.A.Sc degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2018. My research at UBC focuses on the electrochemistry of solar cells. Prior to joining UBC, I received my M.Eng. degree from the International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE) in School of Energy and Power Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2016 with the research focusing on photoelectrochemical water splitting. I received my B.Eng. degree in Thermal Energy & Power Engineering from Shandong University of Technology and Science in 2013. I have published two first-authored articles on Int. J. Hydrog. Energy.

For more information on my research, click on “Publications.”

CV (updated in Sept. 2019)