People

Principal Investigator

Xiaolin Zheng

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. Juyoung Leem

Ph.D
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests
2D Materials, Sustainable Energy, Functional Materials, Interfaces.
Hobbies
Painting, Reading
Email
jleem at stanford.edu

Dr. Xinjian Shi

Ph.D
Stanford University / Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests
Photo- and Electro-chemical Catalysis.
Hobbies
Swimming, Rock climbing, Games
Email
shilx at stanford.edu

Graduate Students

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

Chris Francis Barresi Mercado

Year Entered
2019
Home Department
Mechanical Engineering
Project
N/A
Undergrad School
University of Turabo
Undergrad Major
Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies
Weightlifting, Travel
Email
cbarresi at stanford.edu

Alumni Members

Ph.D. Graduates

NamePositionGraduation YearThesis Title
Dr. Xinjian Shi Postdoc, Zheng Group, Stanford University 2020 Electrochemical Two-electron Water Oxidation Toward Hydrogen Peroxide Evolution
Dr. Sangwook Park Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea 2020 In Situ Characterization and Energy Application of Molybdenum Disulfide
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. Angel T. Garcia-Esparza Staff, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Dr. Nil Ezgi Dincer Yilmaz Leader, Roketsan Missiles Inc., Turkey
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 Research Associate, 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
Daihong Huh PhD candidate, Korea University
Prof. Hyun Suk Jung Professor, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
Dr. Soyeon Park Postdoc Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Prof. Jong Hyeok Park Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea
Dr. Minjie Zhou Research Fellow, University of Science and Technology of China
Dr. Sung Hoon Ahn Postdoc Fellow, UT Austin