Lei received his Bachelor's Degree in Power, Energy Systems and Automation from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 2014. Then he moved to the department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and earned his Ph.D. in 2019. His doctoral research focused on understanding the dynamic and static behaviors of a three-phase contact line. His research interests involve micro/nano-fluidics, interfacial science, and phase change heat transfer.
Harrison received his BS in Chemistry from Santa Clara University in 2019. During his time at Santa Clara, he worked on solvent engineering of the active layer for lead halide perovskite solar cells in the labs of Professor Richard Barber and Professor Brian McNelis. His current research interests are focused on in situ and operando temperature measurements of lithium-ion cells.
Yuhang is originally from Tianjin. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Zhengzhou University. Then he went to Tianjin University in TU-NIMS Joint Research Center School of Materials Science and Engineering, and worked as a visiting scholar at Thermofluid Energy Research Laboratory. His research interests include 2D materials fabrication, defect engineering and interface science.
Colin is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student who majors in mechanical engineering at UC Santa Barbara. He is willing to pursue a graduate degree in the discipline of heat transfer and fluid dynamics. His research interests involve phase-change heat transfer, micro-scale temperature measurement, and batteries.