Group Members

Principal Investigator

Jian Shi, Assistant Professor


Dr. Jian Shi received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2012 and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2008. He obtained his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China in 2006.


Dr. Shi joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor in 08/2014. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Shi was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University from 1/2013 to 7/2014.

More information can be found from Dr. Jian Shi's CV. Dr. Shi's email is:

Graduate Students Alumni

Jeppe Ormstrup (MSE, Technical University of Denmark)

Former postdocs and visiting scholars

Yonghua Duan (MSE, Kunming University of Science and Technology), Associate Professor

Undergraduates Alumni

Xiaochuang Yuan (MSE, RPI), present: Amazon

Yuhan Shi (ECE, RPI), present: Ph.D. student at UCSD

Jiawei Tan (MSE, RPI), present: Ph.D. student at UCLA

Patrick Strohbeen (MSE, RPI), present: Ph.D. student at Univ. Wisconsin at Madison

Yuwei Guo (MSE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), present Ph.D. student at RPI

Aaron Markel (MSE, RPI)

High School Students Alumni

Deena Mousa (Emma Willard School, Troy, NY), present: student at Yale University

Caroline Yin (Emma Willard School, Troy, NY)