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  • [09/19/2021] Muhammad Muzamal Ashfaq joined Dr. Wu's group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NDSU as a PhD graduate student. Welcome Muhammad!!
  • [06/01/2021] Marta  Bukartyk joined Dr. Wu's group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NDSU as a visiting graduate student from Lviv Polytechnical National University (Lviv, Ukraine) for the summer 2021. . Welcome Marta!!
  • [01/29/2021] Md. Shariful Islam joined Dr. Wu's group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NDSU as a PhD Graduate Research Assistant. Welcome Shariful!!
  • [09/21/2020] Dr. Oksana Zholobko joined Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as a Research Assistant Professor on September 21, 2020. Dr. Zholobko received her PhD Degree in Coatings and Polymeric Materials at NDSU, 2019. Prior to NDSU, she received her 2nd PhD degree in Chemistry of High Molecular Weight Compounds from the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine, 2014. Welcome Dr. Zholobko!! 
  • [07/14/2020] Mojtaba Ahmadi successfully defended his PhD Dissertation titled "Mechanics of Surface Instabilities of Soft Nanofibers and Nonlinear Contact of Hydrogels." Congratulations Mojtaba!!
  • [03/03/2020] Drs. Xiangfa Wu & Oksana Zhololko are serving as the Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Polymer Composites and Fibers (Volum2 I & II) for the the Journal of Composites Science. You're invited to submit your research papers (Submission deadline: 12/31/2020--Extended to 10/31/2022) on any topic of Polymers, Polymer Composites, and Fibers (Experimental, theoretical and computational research):

         · Processing and characterization of PMCs
         · Fabrication and characterization of micro and nanofibers of polymers, carbon, or other materials
         · PMCs and fibers from biodegradable and/or renewable materials
         · New concept structural and multifunctional PMCs and fibers
         · PMCs and fibrous materials for emerging applications in biomedical engineering, environmental protection, renewable energy harvesting, conversion, and storage, etc.
         · Interface toughening, damage self-healing, and surface treatment techniques for PMCs and fibers
         · Theoretical, analytic, and computational modeling of the mechanical and multifunctional performances of PMCs, fibers, and fibrous materials

  • [01/30/2020] Dr. Xiangfa Wu & Dr. Oksana Zholobko will co-organize with Professors at UIUC & RPI a mini-symposium on Mechanics of Nanofibers, Nanofiber Networks & Fibrous Materials in the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 57th Annual Technical Meeting on September 28-30, 2020, Minneapolis, MN [Delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic]. You're welcome to submit your Presentation/Post Abstracts to our mini-symposium (in Track 5: Frontiers in Mechanics of Materials) following the conference link. Organizers: Ioannis Chasiotis (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-UIUC), Catalin R. Picu (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-RPI), Debashish Das (UIUC), Xiangfa Wu (North Dakota State Univ.-NDSU), Oksana Zholobko (NDSU)
  • [09/20/2019] Dr. Oksana Zholobko joined Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on September 20, 2019. Dr. Zholobko defended her PhD Dissertation in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at NDSU, July, 2019. Prior to NDSU, she received her PhD degree in Chemistry of High Molecular Weight Compounds from the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine, 2014. Welcome Dr. Zholobko!! 
  • [09/10/2019] Andrew Mahoney joined Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as an Undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Andrew!!
  • [07/25/2019] Research Assistant Professor Dr. Zhengping Zhou in Dr. Wu's research group at NDSU accepted an offer from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), TN. Dr. Zhou is scheduled to leave Dr. Wu's group on Sept. 15 and to continue his cutting-edge research in Polymer Science and Engineering at ORNL. Congratulations to Dr. Zhou!
  • [05/16/2019] Jiahui Chen joined Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as a summer undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Jiahui!!
  • [09/01/2018] Brandon Baatz joined Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as an undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Brandon!!
  • [08/23/2018] Dr. Zhengping Zhou will join Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as a Research Assistant Professor on August 24, 2018. Prior to NDSU, Dr. Zhou was a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech. He received his PhD degree in Materials and Nanotechnology at NDSU, 2014. Welcome Dr. Zhou!!
  • [03/12/2018] Dr. Chengxiang Ruan (Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University) will join Dr. Wu's group at NDSU as a visiting professor for one year (scheduled to start in April 2018). Dr. Ruan received his PhD degree in Chemical Technology and Biomaterials from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2004. Welcome Dr. Ruan!!

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