Jie Xu, MS '06, PhD '10
Dr. Xu is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering (since 2010) and an adjunct professor of Chemical and Bioengineering (since 2012) at Washington State University. He founded and leads the Microfluidics Laboratory at WSU Vancouver. Dr. Xu received his Bachelor degree (2005) in thermal engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing with distinction. He received both Master degree (2006) and PhD degree (2010) in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York under the mentorship of Daniel Attinger. Dr. Xu has authored more than 70 journal/conference publications and 5 patents/provisional patents, including several best paper/poster/presentation award winning publications. Dr. Xu has been recognized by the 2012 Tony B. Academic Travel Award, 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2011 National New Faces of Engineering Program and 2009 Chinese Government Award. Based on Dr. Xu's outstanding track record as a successful scientist, he has been elected a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2013. Besides GYA, Dr. Xu is an active member of several other professional communities and has been serving for more than 30 journals and conferences as a reviewer or an organizer, such as Nature series and ASME conferences. Supported by funding agencies (e.g. DARPA, Sigma Xi) and industry (e.g. Amazon and TeloVISION), Dr. Xu's lab aims at understanding micro interfacial sciences and building novel micro/nanofluidic systems for energy, health and environment. Besides research, Dr. Xu also teaches 4 classes a year in thermal fluids sciences and micro/nanotechnologies. Dr. Xu is also committed to various university services and outreach activities.