Faculty Mentor: Erik Luijten
Ziwei Wang received her B.S. in physics from Zhiyuan College at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. Her research is currently focused on computational studies on the meso-phase assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles. This research involves modeling the nanoparticles, with both shape, anisotropy, and nanoscale interactions taken into account, and using Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the thermodynamic mechanism of the assembly process. This research will contribute to the fundamental understanding of the nanoscale assembly, which is essential for materials design.
Awards & Fellowships
- Excellent Bachelor Thesis of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2015)
- Zhiyuan Outstanding Student Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2015)
- Chun-Tsung Scholarship Funded by Tsung-Dao Lee (2014-2015)
- Rober Stein-Yan Guojue Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2013, 2014)
- KoGuan Encouragement Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012)
- American University Physics Competition Silver Medal Winner (2012)
- Wang, Z.; Zhang, J., “Fluctuations of Particle Motion in Granular Avalanches—from the Microscopic to the Macroscopic Scales,” Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5408—5416.
- Wang, Z.; Zhang, J., “Spatiotemporal Chaotic Unjamming and Jamming in Granular Avalanches,” Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 8128.