Group Members

Principal Investigator

Jian Shi, Ph.D.

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 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 07/2019. 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: shij4@rpi.edu or shijian22@gmail.com

Current PhD Students and Postdocs

Yang Hu: Yang graduated from Nanjing University, China with a B.S. degree in Physics in 2016 and joined us in Jan 2017. Yang's email: huy12@rpi.edu

Jie Jiang: Jie received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science at Zhejiang University and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Giessen. Jie's email: jiangj2@rpi.edu

Saloni Pendse: Saloni received her B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering at College of Eng Pune in 2015 and M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Univ of Florida in 2018. Saloni's email: pendss@rpi.edu

Lifu Zhang: Lifu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Lifu's email: zhangl35@rpi.edu

Ru Jia: Ru received her B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Xiamen University in 2018. Ru's email: jiar2@rpi.edu

Mark Potter: Mark received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2020. Mark's email: pottem3@rpi.edu

Skye Williams: Skye received his B.S. degree in Physics at Stony Brook University in 2019. Skye's email: skye.williams.business@gmail.com

Current Undergraduates

Ryan Hawks (MSE, RPI), Ziwei Liang (MSE, RPI), Adam Morrow (MSE, RPI)

Graduate Students Alumni

Yiping Wang, B.S. Shanghai Jiaotong Univ 2014; Ph.D. RPI 2014 - 2018; present: Micron, Boise, ID, USA

Zhizhong Chen, B.S. Shanghai Jiaotong Univ 2015; Ph.D. RPI 2015 - 2020; present: ASM, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Yuwei Guo, B.S. Nanyang Technological University; Ph.D. RPI 2016 - 2020; present: Apple, Cupertino, CA, USA

Adriana Messalli, graduate exchange student (MSE, Technical University of Denmark)

Jeppe Ormstrup (MSE, Technical University of Denmark)

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

Aaron Markel (MSE, RPI)

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

Zhuoqun Wen (MSE, RPI), starting in Sept 2020: Ph.D student at Univ. Michigan

High School Students Alumni

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

Caroline Yin (Emma Willard School, Troy, NY), present: student at Barnard College, Columbia University

Irene Jeong (Emma Willard School, Troy, NY), present: student at the University of Pennsylvania