Research Interests

  • Advanced coating development for corrosion protection
  • Coating synthesis, formulation, and characterization
  • Coating evaluation and failure analysis
  • Coating service lifetime prediction
  • Computational simulations on coating behaviors
  • Corrosion monitoring and analysis


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 2014
Dissertation: Flow Accelerated Organic Coating Degradation
M.S. Chemical Engineering

East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China, 2009
Thesis: Study on the biodegradation of petrochemical wastewater by bacteria
B.S. Chemical Engineering

Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China, 2006
Minor: Management Engineering

Honor & Awards

  • Love of Learning Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi, 2012
  • Presidential Doctoral Graduate Fellowship, NDSU, 2009-2013
  • NSF Student Travel Grant, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Award of Shanghai, ECUST, 2009
  • NALCO Scholarship, ECUST, 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Award of Anhui Province, HFUT, 2006
  • 1st Class of Scholarship, ECUST & HFUT, 2004-2008