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Expert in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering

Expert ID: 733691 Indiana, USA

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She is an expert in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials with tunable (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical) properties. By exploring novel materials’ properties, Expert's group is advancing a wide range of technologies, including thermoelectric power generation, piezoelectric energy conversation, and sustainable composites materials. She has published more than 1 book, 4 book chapters, more than 60 technical papers, and 1 patent (and 2 provisional patents) in the area. Expert has won multiple national awards, including the highly prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Expert is an associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering at a major U.S. research university. This specific program was ranked as the No.1 program in Civil Engineering worldwide by ShangHai Ranking.

Expert has also worked as a project engineer of Kiewit Corp, Southeast District, at the Miami International Airport Project.

Expert has provided consulting services for National Gypsum Corporation. She has lent technical guidance and service in the product development of high-strength, lightweight gypsum boards for National Gypsum Corporation -- the largest gypsum company.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Champaign, Illinois - Indianapolis, Indiana - Fort Wayne, Indiana - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Hammond, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: Doctor Subject: Construction Education Institution: Clemson University
Year: 2006 Degree: Master Subject: Construction Management and Science Institution: Clemson University
Year: 2003 Degree: Master Subject: Business Management Institution: Xi'an Univ. of Architecture & Technology
Year: 1997 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Construction Engineering Institution: Xi'an Univ. of Architecture & Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities include research, teaching and mentorship in materials science and engineering-related areas.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-founder, CTO Department: Responsibilities: Expert conducts product development in lightweight and high-strength composites that employ cellulose materials.
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: University of North Carolina at Charlotte Title: Assistant Professor Department: Engineering Technology Responsibilities: Expert conducted research, teaching and mentorship in civil engineering technology.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Roger Williams University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Construction Management Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for research, teaching and student mentorship in civil engineering technology.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Employer: Peter Kiewit Corp. Southeast District Title: Project Engieener Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for a $200 million change order and project coordination at the Miami International Airport Project.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2009 – Present
• American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 2009 – Present
• Material Research Society (MRS), 2010 – Present
• Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 2015 – Present
• American Physical Society (APS), 2016 – Present
• American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2016 – Present
Awards / Recognition
• National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2014
• National Science Foundation ADVANCE Fellow, UNC Charlotte 2010
• Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars 2010
• Provost Fund for Undergraduate Research Award, Roger Williams University 2009
• Chinese/Japanese Construction Ministry Research Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan 2003
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published 1 book, 4 book chapters, 61 peer-reviewed technical papers, 1 patent, and 2 provisional patents.
She has delivered multiple keynote and invited talks, as well as numerous contributed talks, at top research conferences all over the world.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent in written and oral presentation
Chinese Excellent in written and oral presentation
Japanese Limited oral communication skills (can be quickly improved)

Fields of Expertise

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