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2021

November

  • I will see you at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston! I will be giving a poster at the “Meet the Faculty Candidates Poster Session” on 11/7 (1 PM EDT, Sunday), in addition to one talk:
    11/8, Monday, 3:54 PM – 4:06 PM EDT, “Two-Dimensional Energy Histograms as Features for Machine Learning to Predict Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks” at the Faculty Candidates in COMSEF/Area 1a, Session 2, Location: Marriott Copley Place - Salon A/B

October

September

June

  • I was invited to give a 1 hour talk at the ATOMS virtual seminar on “Pressure tensor at nanoscale: theory, applications and challenges”. Recorded talk is available at ATOMS YouTube channel.
  • I gave a virtual oral talk on “Two-Dimensional Energy Histograms as Features for Machine Learning to Predict Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks” at 2021 Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference. It was great to meet new and old friends there!

May

  • I was invited to give a talk at NCSU CBE’s 2021 Spring virtual commencement ceremony. The full video can be found here.

March

  • My first-authored book chapter on the current advances in characterization of nano-porous materials just got published online and here is the link to the full book! My chapter [PDF] focuses particularly on characterization of pore size distribution and specific surface area of porous materials. Classical methods, modern molecular methods and those related to machine learning techniques are all discussed!
  • I was chosen as the winner for the 2020 James K. Ferrell Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Award! This award recognizes an outstanding graduate of CBE Ph.D. program who distinguishes him/herself in scholarship, teaching and service. The winner of the Award will be invited to deliver a five-minute talk at the departmental graduation ceremony in May.

February

  • My first-authored paper has been published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. The title is “Can we define a unique microscopic pressure in inhomogeneous fluids?” [PDF]. In this paper, for the first time, we show strong evidence that it is possible to define a unique microscopic pressure, a property that has been considered ambiguous at the nanoscale since 1950.

January

  • I was accepted as a AAAS member through the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science. This program provides me with a one-year membership for AAAS, which includes a free subscription to the digital version of Journal Science.

2020

December

November

  • I was invited to give a 110-minute guest lecture in the course Molecular Simulation of Materials in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • The paper in collaboration with Prof. Carlos Vega’s group has been published in Journal of Chemical Physics. The title is “The Young–Laplace equation for a solid–liquid interface”.
  • I gave a pre-recorded talk at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting and I had a great time meeting some friends there virtually!

October

  • I gave a virtual poster on MOFdb at the 2020 Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC) All-Hands Meeting.

August

  • I joined Prof. Randy Snurr’s group at Northwestern University as a postdoc fellow!

July

  • My first-author paper has been published in J. Chem. Theory Comput.. The title is “Microscopic Pressure Tensor in Cylindrical Geometry: Pressure of Water in a Carbon Nanotube”.

May

  • I successfully defended my PhD thesis!
  • The paper in collaboration with Prof. Saad Khan’s group has been published in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.. The title is “Designing Intrinsically Microporous Polymer (PIM-1) Microfibers with Tunable Morphology and Porosity via Controlling Solvent/Nonsolvent/Polymer Interactions”.

April

  • Our Reply to the Comment on the microscopic pressure tensor has been published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

March

  • The paper in collaboration with Prof. Stefano Menegatti’s group has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B. The title is “Modified gaphene oxide (GO) particles in peptide hydrogels: a hybrid system enabling scheduled delivery of synergistic combinations of chemotherapeutics”.

January

  • My first-author paper has been published in Langmuir. The title is “Conformal Sites Theory for Adsorbed Films on Energetically Heterogeneous Surfaces”.
  • The paper in collaboration with Prof. Gregory Parsons’s group has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The title is “Fabrication of a freestanding metal organic framework predominant hollow fiber mat and its potential applications in gas separation and catalysis”.

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