Simo graduated from the University of Toronto in 2019 with a B.ASc. in Mechanical Engineering. There, his undergraduate research focused on the microtribology of MoS2-based lubricants used in space applications such as the James Webb Space Telescope. In 2017, he did his Co-op at MIT, where he studied the application of mechanical metamaterials to challenges in medicine, in particular drug delivery in the gastrointestinal tract. Simo is currently an S.M. student in the NanoEngineering Group. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and collecting comic books, playing games, and creative writing.
Abdulmohsen (Mohsen) Alowayed received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2018. He is currently pursuing an S.M. in Mechanical Engineering in the NanoEngineering group. His current research focuses on low-cost solar water purification.
Zhiwei graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science. Currently, his research is focused on the computational study of transport properties and machine learning.
Yi graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and in Applied Math. She developed her interest in nano-scale heat transfer as an undergrad researcher, while working on thermal characterization of zeolite thin films and biomimetic heat sinks.
Buxuan graduated from Tsinghua University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a bachelor's degree in Economics. He is now a Science Master student at MechE, with the NanoEngineering Group.
Qichen graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a B.S. degree in Thermal Energy and Power Engineering in 2015. Currently, his research is focused on phonon-phonon interrelations in semiconductors by first-principle computation.
Yoichiro received his B.E. and M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Tohoku University in 2012 and 2015, respectively and earned an M.E. in Energy and Environmental Engineering from INSA de Lyon in 2014.
Qian graduated from Zhejiang University in 2016 with a bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Her undergraduate research involved thermal properties of topological insulators and thermoelectric nanomaterials with phase change behavior, in-situ investigation of mechanical properties of Cu–Al alloys and molecular dynamics study of glass. She is interested in energy materials and biomedical materials. She will start her research at MIT with DFT simulations.
Jiawei Zhou received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2013). His interests include fundamental energy transport and their broader applications (thermoelectrics, energy storage, etc). He is currently involved in first principle calculations for the thermal conductivity of single-crystal/alloyed bulk material.