Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology China, Hefei, Anhui, 2000. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2004. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2008.
Postdoctoral research fellow Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2008—2009. Postdoctoral research associate Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, since 2010.
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Australian Research Council Nanotech. Network, American Chemical Society.
Married Ranran Zhang, April 10, 2001. 1 child Rikkie.