Dr. Zheliang Wang

Congratulations to Dr. Zheliang Wang on the successful of his dissertation. The Toughness and Residual Stresses of Polymers Produced by Fused Filament Fabrication Fused filament fabrication (FFF), also known as fused deposition modeling (FDM), is one of the most widely‐used additive manufacturing methods. In FFF, the feedstock material, usually a glassy polymer filament, is fed into […]

Congratulations to Zheliang and Bibek for SES Poster Awards

Congratulations! to Zheliang Wang and Bibekananda Datta for winning awards for their poster presentations at the Society of Engineering Science (SES) Virtual Month Annual Conference.  The top four posters were chosen by a panel of judges for each theme. Soft Matter Bibekananda Datta, Aishwarya Pantula, David Gracias, Thao D. (Vicky) Nguyen. Johns Hopkins University. "A [...]

Farewell Lunch to Tracy

We had a lovely farewell lunch for Tracy who will be moving, with her newly conferred PhD, to a new postdoctoral position  in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.  We will miss you in the lab.

Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling

Congratulations to Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling for her successful dissertation defense!  It was our lab’s first dissertation defense in the COVID era and participants joined in person as well as on Zoom. The hybrid set up allowed many alumni of the Nguyen Lab and ME Department to join in the open portion of the […]


The pandemic has changed nearly all of our daily rhythms and yearly traditions but it hasn’t erased them altogether.  Instead of our annual holiday party, we had an outdoor fall lab BBQ with fire pit and s’mores. While the masks were different, the good food and good company was the same.

Reunion at Zhejiang University

I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Zheliang University in Hangzhou, China, where Rui Xiao and Zheng Jia are now professors.  They organized a wonderful visit for me, capped with a joint group meeting of their students.  They each presented their research projects. I was impressed by the depth and creativity of their works.  It's [...]

Catching up at SB3C

We had an impromptu lunch catching up with current  and former lab members at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference at Seven Springs, PA.   Sara Bentil is 3 years into her Assistant Professor position at Iowa State and attending her first SB3C.  Kristin Myer is newly tenured at Columbia and returning from a [...]