About me

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I am a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Randy Snurr’s group at Northwestern University. I obtained my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2020) under the guidance of Profs. Keith Gubbins and Erik Santiso (co-advisor) from North Carolina State University. Before I came to NC State, I received my BS in Polymer Science and Engineering (2015) from East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China. My latest CV as of 10/31/2021 is available here.

My overall research vision is to develop innovative routes to next-generation chemical processing for sustainability and the environment, by understanding and controlling the unique properties of nanoconfinement and the interfacial region. I am particularly interested in facilitating the transformation of energy-intensive processes, such as distillation and compression, into sustainable, clean, and efficient ones. Molecular simulation, quantum calculations, statistical mechanics, and machine learning will be central in the efforts to achieve these goals.

In my spare time, I love traveling, swimming, and playing video games.