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.
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.