People

Principal Investigator

Xiaolin Zheng

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Download CV, Contact (xlzheng at stanford.edu)

Biography: Professor Zheng received her Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (2006), B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (2000). Prior to joining Stanford in 2007, Professor Zheng did her postdoctoral work in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. Professor Zheng is a member of MRS, ACS and combustion institute. Professor Zheng received the Resonate Award from the Resnick Institute at Caltech (2016), Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship (2015), David Filo and Jerry Yang Scholar (2015), National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award (2014), TR35 Award from the MIT Technology Review (2013), one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine (2013), 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award (2013), the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) from the white house (2009), Young Investigator Awards from the ONR (2008), DARPA (2008), Terman Fellowship from Stanford (2007), and Bernard Lewis Fellowship from the Combustion Institute (2004).

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Angel T. Garcia-Esparza

Ph.D
KAUST / Chemistry
Adviser
Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe
Project
Carbon dioxide capture and Energy conversion
Research Interests
Catalysis for energy conversion: heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, water splitting, operando X-ray spectroscopy, nanomaterials.
Hobbies
Music, Travel
Email
garciae at stanford.edu

Dr. Nil Ezgi Dincer Yilmaz

Ph.D
METU / Chemical Engineering
Research Interests
Surface functionalization of metal particles, nanomaterials, sol-gel method, combustion & ignition characteristics of energetic materials, pyrotechnics.
Hobbies
Painting, Tennis, Snowboard
Email
ndincer at stanford.edu

Graduate Students

Sangwook Park

Year Entered
2014
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
Korea University
Undergrad Major
Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies
Swimming, Travel
Email
swpark88 at stanford.edu

Xinjian Shi

Year Entered
2015
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
Shandong University
Undergrad Major
Chemistry
Hobbies
Badminton, Animation
Email
shilx at stanford.edu

Yue Jiang

Year Entered
2016
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Undergrad Major
Materials Science and Engineering
Hobbies
Swimming, Crosstalk (comedy)
Email
jiangy at stanford.edu

Thomas Mark Gill

Year Entered
2016
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
Villanova University
Undergrad Major
Mechanical Engineering, Math
Hobbies
Fishing, Hunting, Running
Email
tgill3 at stanford.edu

Lauren Vallez

Year Entered
2018
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
University of St. Thomas
Undergrad Major
Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies
Travel, Hiking, Yoga Sculpt, Gardening
Email
lv0216 at stanford.edu

Rui Ning

Year Entered
2019
Home Department
Materials Science and Engineering
Project
Silicon Nanowire Array Synthesis and Applications
Undergrad School
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
Undergrad Major
Materials Science and Engineering
Hobbies
Movie, Skiing, Painting
Email
ruining at stanford.edu

Jihyun Baek

Year Entered
2019
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Undergrad Major
Materials Science and Engineering
Hobbies
Pilates, Painting
Email
jihyun92 at stanford.edu

Alumni Members

Ph.D. Graduates

NamePositionGraduation YearThesis Title
Dr. Sidi Huang Mechanical Engineer, EEnovate Technology 2019 Enhancing the Ignition and Combustion of Metal-Based Energetic Materials
Dr. Jiheng Zhao Process Engineer, Applied Materials 2018 Design and Fabrication of High Efficiency Metal Oxide And Silicon-Based Photoelectrodes for Solar Water Splitting
Dr. Lili Cai Assistant Professor at UIUC 2016 Flame Synthesis and Doping of Metal Oxide Nanowires and Their Application in Solar Water Splitting
Dr. Yuma Ohkura Product Engineer, Lam Research 2013 Synthesis and Optical Ignition of Aluminum and Silicon-based Nanoengineered Reactive Materials
Dr. Chi Hwan Lee Assistant Professor at Purdue University 2013 Transfer Printing Methods For Fabricating Thin-Film Electronics On Nonconventional Substrates
Dr. Jeffrey Weisse Hardware Engineering Manager at Apple 2013 Fabrication and characterization of vertical silicon nanowire arrays: A promising building block for thermoelectric devices
Dr. Pratap M. Rao Associate Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2013 Flame Synthesis and Applications of Metal Oxide Nanowires
Dr. Yunzhe Feng Partner at Winsoul Capital (China) 2012 One-dimensional (1-D) Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Catalytic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
Dr. Dong Rip Kim Associate Professor at Hanyang University (Korea) 2011 Characterization and Optimization of Silicon Nanowires for Biosensing and Photovoltaic Applications

Postdoc Alumni

Name Current Position
Dr. Sili Deng Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Dr. Jung Kyu Kim Assistant Professor, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
Dr. Venkata Sharat Parimi Process Engineer, Applied Materials, USA
Dr. Hong Li Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. In Sun Cho Associate Professor, Ajou University, South Korea
Dr. Hyun Soo Han Postdoc, Prof. Fritz Prinz Group, Stanford University

M.S. Alumni

Name Current Position Graduation Year
Ben Levy-Wendt Stanford University       2017
Runlai Luo Kinestral Technology       2014
Andrew Liu Applied Materials       2009
Charles Avila Toyota       2008

Previous Visitors

Name Current Position
Soyeon Park PhD candidate, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
Ji Hyun Baek PhD candidate, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
Prof. Jong Hyeok Park Professor, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
Dr. Minjie Zhou Research Fellow, University of Science and Technology of China
Dr. Sung Hoon Ahn Postdoc Fellow, UT Austin