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 Assisant 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. Shi's CV. Dr. Shi's email is:

Students and Postdocs

Graduate Students Alumni

Jeppe Ormstrup (MSE, Technical University of Denmark)

Adriana Messalli (MSE, Technical University of Denmark)

Former postdocs and visiting scholars

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

Undergraduates Alumni

Xiaochuang Yuan (MSE, RPI)

Yuhan Shi (ECE, RPI)

Jiawei Tan (MSE, RPI)

Patrick Strohbeen (MSE, RPI)

Yuwei Guo (MSE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Aaron Markel (MSE, RPI)

High School Students Alumni

Deena Mousa (Emma Willard School, Troy, NY)