# Education

Ph.D. (Mathematics 2011) Pennsylvania State University

M.S. (Mathematics 2005) Dalian University of Technology

B.S. (Mathematics 2002) Dalian University of Technology

## Employment

Postdoc, Department of Mathematics, UCSD, Sep 2011-present.

Research Staff, Department of Biomathematics, UCLA, Aug 2011.

## Research Interests

Mathematical Biology: phase field modeling of lipid bilayer membranes and other interfacial problems.

Computational Mathematics: numerical differential equations, calculus of variations, optimization problems.

## Publications

See my research page.

## Activities

Founding president of the Pennsylvania State Student Chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mar 2010-Dec 2010.

Volunteer for the weekly Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications Graduate Lunch Seminar, Aug 2009-Dec 2010.

Mentor for undergraduate students in Dalian University of Technology, Aug 2000-May 2005.

## Teaching

See my teaching page.

## Awards

Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition, in recognition of students for outstanding service and contributions to SIAM Student Chapters, 2011, SIAM.

ZZRQ Award, in recognition of a doctoral candidate who has contributed most to the sense of community within the Department of Mathematics, 2011, Penn State University.

Departimental Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, 2010, Penn State University.

Graduate Teaching Associate, 2009, Penn State University.

## Professional Societies

Member of American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).