- 11/2007- 7/2011, Ph.D., Faculty of Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany Doctoral research topic: protein materials mechanics.
- 9/2004 - 7/2007, M.Sc., Department of Physics, Nankai University, China.
- 9/2000 - 7/2004, B.Sc., Department of Physics, Nankai University, China.
- Interface mechanics.adhesion phenomena, ice adhesion, icephobicity, anti-icing, hydrates, surface wettability, biofouling.
- Nano-enabled enhanced oil recoveryconfined nanofluid system dynamics and mechanics, nanoparticle wettability, nanoparticle design.
- Carbon capture and storage.CO2-philicity, CO2 molecular mechanics, CO2 separation membranes, carbonic anhydrase.
- Nanoscale thermal transport.thermal transport across interface, stress-coupled thermal transport.
- soft materials mechanics.Protein and other biomolecules mechanics, polymers and polymer nanocomposites.
- Scientific computing and open source.Atomistic modeling and simulations, machine learning, computational methods applied to basic science.
- Associate professor (2022 - present), Dept. of Structural Engineering, NTNU.Materials multiscale modelling and experiments, focusing on nanomechanics, anti-icing, nanoscale thermal transport, carbon capture and storage.
- Independent research (2015 - 2021), Dept. of Structural Engineering, NTNU.Materials multiscale modelling and experiments, focusing on nanomechanics, anti-icing, nanoscale thermal transport, carbon capture and storage.
- Postdoctoral Research (2013 - 2015), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.Polymer nanocomposite mechanics, theoretical materials mechanics and Coarsegrain modelling.
- Postdoctoral Research (2011 - 2013), HITS, HeidelbergMolecular mechanics and bioinformatics studies on spider silk proteins (in cooperation with Toyota).
- Doctoral Research (2007 - 2011), Heidelberg UniversityProbing the mechanical determinants of protein materials using all-atom modelling and molecular dynamics simulations.
- Master degree research (2004 - 2007), Nankai UniversityForce-field parameterizing, molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulations, binding affinity calculation of drug compounds.
- 2015 - present: Nanomechanics (PhD level, NTNU course code: TKT4146 and KT8307)
- 2010: short courses on scientific computing, molecular modelling and simulations applied to materials mechanics
- 2005: Modern Physics Experiments (lab instructor)
- 2004: Operating System (Linux) (practise course lecturer)
- 4 PhD candidates
- 2 master students
Scientific Community Communications
- 2020 - present: Topic editor of the Coatings Journal
- 2019 - present: International Association of Applied Mechanics (IAMM)
- 2016: Organizer of the Sino-German Biomolecular Simulations across Scale, Shanghai, China. There were 53 speakers coming from China, Germany, Norway and the USA. I am one of the four
organizers of the symposium.