PhD Candidate of Civil Engineering

Northwestern University



I am a second-year Ph.D. candidate of Civil Engineering within the Mechanics, Materials, and Structures Group at Northwestern University. I received a Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from China Agricultural University (CAU), China, and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Before joining Northwestern Univerisity, I worked on mechanical analysis of rail infrastructure in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC). My current research interests include computational methods, computational mechanics, and computational geometry.

Current Research


Computational modeling of wood, cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other quasi-brittle materials

Wood lattice model - Isogeometric approach of 3D Timoshenko beam formulation



















3D additively weighted Voronoi (AWV) tessellation improved volume subdivision for LDPM

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