01/2019 – now, William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University

04/2016 – 12/2018, Principal Investigator, Rowland Institute, Harvard University


09/2011 – 03/2016, PhD, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

08/2007 – 07/2011, B.S., Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China


2020 Packard Fellow
2020 NSF EFRI Program
2020 DOE EERE Bioenergy Research and Development
2020 The Welch Foundation Research Grant
2020 Roy E. Campbel Faculty Award
2020 Rice School of Engineering Young Faculty Research Award
2020 NEWT Seed Grant
2019 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate
2019 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science
2018 South Texas Section – AIChE’s 2018 Best Fundamental Paper Award
2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate
2016 Rowland Fellowship at Harvard University
2016 Early Career Advisory Board of Nano Letters
2015 Silver Medal of Graduate Student Award, Material Research Society
2014 Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship