I earned my Bachelor degree in Mechanics at University of Science and Technology of China. Afterwards, I otained my Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Later on, I received a long-term postdoctoral training in the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
My current research is focused on Mechanobiology, Cell Mechanics, Biomimetic Systems, Environmental Engineering and the Mechanical Properties of Novel Energy Materials. My lab has a total internal reflection microscope (Olympus), a confocal microscope (Leica), an optical tweezer (Thorlabs) besides other equipments for cell biology and biochemistry research. In addition to the experimental observations, my lab also conducts physcial modeling and numerical simulations across different scales.