Yanfei Xu joined the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst as an assistant professor in 2019. She became an adjunct assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department in 2020 fall.

Before joining UMASS, from 2013-2018, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was active in pursuit of turning polymer insulators into heat conductors. Before joining MIT, from 2011-2013, she passionately pursued GENIUS research funded by European Commission — printable organic electronics, and secured Marie-Curie Fellowships with major European institutions and companies, including the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Humboldt University, University of Cambridge,  Italian National Research Council, Université de Strasbourg, and the headquarters of BASF SE. She received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Nankai University, where she was awarded “Top 100 Most Influential Scientific Researchers in P. R. China (among all fields)”.  UMass Amherst MIE Faculty link. 


Yu Guo

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Yu Guo received his B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2016, and M.S. in Chemistry at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2019.

His research interests include thermally conductive polymers and polymer-based composites.

yuguo@umass.edu


Yijie Zhou

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Yijie Zhou received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Central South University, and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at South China University of Technology in 2020.

His research interest is engineered polymers with controlled thermal conductivity.

yijiezhou@umass.edu


Nattavipa Chongvimansin 

Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

Nattavipa Chongvimansin’s research interest is degradable polymers for advanced thermal and electrical applications

nchongvimans@umass.edu


Michael Hershelman

Chemical Engineering Department

Michael Hershelman’s research interest includes supercapacitors and polymer engineering. “I have a wide range of interests but hope to use my degree upon graduating to work in an energy storage or renewable energy field.”


Benjamin Tan

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

Research interest: advanced manufacturing and instrumental management.

btan@umass.edu


APEX Alumni

William Day

2019 summer intern program

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department


Leo Goldschmidt

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

2019 summer intern program


Sameer Kamath

Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

2019 independent study


Nathaniel Lobik

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

2019 independent study