People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Picture Dr. Yalin Dong
Ph.D. Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering, 2013
M.S. University of S&T of China, Physics,   2008
B.S.  University of S&T of China, Mechanical Engineering,   2005
Email: ydong@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6736
Office: ASEC 108E

PictureDr. Chang Ye
Ph.D. Purdue University, Industrial Engineering, 2011
M.S. Huazhong U of S&T, Materials Science,     2007
B.S.   Wuhan U of S&T, Materials Engineering,  2004
Email: cye@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-4032
Office: ASEC 108D

AFFILIATED FACULTY

PictureDr. Guo-Xiang Wang
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 1995
M.S. Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China,    1986
B.S.   Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China,    1983
Email: gwang@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-7389
Office: ASEC 106B

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

PictureDr. Xianfeng Zhou, Co-supported by the SEAM group and Prof. Nita Sahai
Ph.D. Jilin University, Polymer Science and Engineering 2007
B.S.   Jilin University, Organic Chemistry 2002
Email: xianfeng@uakron.edu
Research areas: Materials for application in medicine & biology for health care purpose; Scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Fluorescent chemo/biosensor for living cell assay; Advanced drug/gene controlled release or polymeric delivery system; Mechanism to regulate the stem cell proliferation and differentiation; New biomedical devices with advanced manufacturing processes.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Picture Mr. Zhencheng Ren, Ph.D. student
Research Assistant
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China  2013
Email: zr3@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Laser-matter Interaction, Laser Surface Engineering, Laser-based 3D Printing

 

 

Picture Mr. Jingyi Zhao, Ph.D. student
Research Assistant
M.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2013
B.S.  Hefei University of Technology 2011
Email: jz63@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Surface Engineering, Multiscale Simulation, Contact mechanics and Friction

 

 

Mr. CPicturehi Ma, Ph.D. student
Teaching Assistant
B.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2013
Email: cm128@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Nanocomposite, Rubber-like Material, Multiscale Simulation, Surface Engineering

 

 

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Ms. Xiaoning Hou, Ph.D. student
Teaching Assistant
M.S. Shanghai University 2012
B.S.  Shangdong University  2009
Email: xh14@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Surface modification, Shape Memory Alloys, Biomedical Devices, Physical Vapor Deposition

 

 

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Ms. Ruixia Zhang, Ph.D. student
Teaching Assistant
M.S.  Huazhong University of Science and Technology 2006
B.S.  Yanshan University 2003
Email: rz24@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Bio-degradable materials, Surface Engineering, Electrochemical Deposition

 

 

PictureMr. Jun Liu, Ph.D. student
Research Assistant
M.S.  Yanshan University 2014
B.S.  Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology 2010
Email: jl200@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas:  Surface engineering, Nanocrystalline Metals, Multiscale Simulation

 

 

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Mr. Yuan Liang, Ph.D. student
Teaching Assistant
M.S.  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.S.   Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Email: yl100@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Tribology, Surface Modification, Laser Surface Engineering

 

 

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Mr. Hao Zhang, Ph.D. student
Research Assistant
M.S.  Northwestern Polytechnical University 2015
B.S.   Northwestern Polytechnical University  2012
Email: hz37@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas:  Surface Modification, Ultrasonic peening, Physical Vapor Deposition

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Mr. Ebenezer DeOliveira, undergraduate student
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: ead60@zips.uakron.edu
Research areas: Surface modification of biomaterials

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Mr. Jacob Yetter (left)
High School Summer Research Academy Assistant
High school: Firestone
Email: jacobyetter99@gmail.com
Intended Major: Engineering

 

 

Mr. Maxwell Rackmill (left)
High School Summer Research Academy Assistant
High school: Beachwood
Email: mrackmill@yahoo.com
Intended Major: Mechanical, Aerospace or Computer

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