WORKING EXPERIENCE

01/2020 – present:

Project Manager, Senior Research Scientist @ Chevron Energy Technology Company, California, USA

04/2018 – 12/2019:

Senior Research Scientist @ Chevron Energy Technology Company, California, USA

04/2014 – 03/2018:

Lead Research Scientist @ Chevron Energy Technology Company, California, USA

 

12/2011 – 03/2014:

Research Scientist @ Chevron Energy Technology Company, California, USA

 

10/2011 – 11/2011:

Visiting Researcher (Sponsored by Chevron) @ Department of Materials and Environment Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

 

10/2010 – 09/2011:

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Sponsored by Chevron) @ Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

03/2014 – : Lecture for graduate students

                    Chemical Engineering 245, Heterogeneous Catalysis (Host: Prof. Enrique Iglesia)

                         University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Co-chair, International Zeolite Association, Structure Commission (http://www.iza-structure.org/)

Committee member, International Centre for Diffraction Data (http://www.icdd.com)

EDUCATION

06/2006 – 10/2010: Ph.D. in Materials Science

Laboratory of Crystallography, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Thesis: Structure Elucidation of Polycrystalline Materials using X-ray Powder Diffraction and Electron Microscopy Techniques

 

09/2003 – 12/2005: M.Sc. in Materials Physics & Chemistry

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China

Thesis: Thermal stability of low-dimensional nanocrystals

 

09/1999 – 06/2003: B.Sc. in Materials Physics

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China

Thesis: Thermodynamics of metallic nanoparticles

 

HONORS

2011: ETH Medal for Outstanding PhD Dissertation (Top 8%)

 

 

INVITED TALKS

2018: International Symposium on Zeolites and Microporous Crystals 2018. Yokohama, Japan.

            “Design and targeted synthesis of novel zeolites for desired applications”

2017: 7th International FEZA Conference. Sofia, Bulgaria.

            “Combining molecular modeling and structural analysis techniques with synthetic chemistry to facilitate small-pore zeolite discovery”

2014: 23rd Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography. Montreal, Canada.

            “Why powder diffractionist needs help from electron microscopy?”

2013: Gordon Conference: Nanoporous Materials & Their Applications, NH, USA. 

            “Polycrystalline zeolite structure elucidation: Recent development and progress”

2012: 27th European Crystallographic Meeting, Bergen, Norway.

            “The 2D-XPD charge flipping method for structure solution from powder diffraction”

2010: EPFL Invited Talk, Lausanne, Switzerland.

            “Structure Determination by Combining X-ray Powder Diffraction and Electron Microscopy”

2009: 25th European Crystallographic Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

             “Solving complex structures by combining PED and X-ray powder diffraction”

Reviewer of 70+ papers submitted to 15+ journals.