Deng Energy and Nanotechnology Group

for energy conversion and nanomaterial synthesis

Faculty

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Prof. Sili Deng (邓斯理)
d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair | Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Building 3-336, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email: silideng at mit dot edu
Phone: +1-617-452-3064

Curriculum Vitae
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Dr. Sili Deng joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT as an assistant professor in January 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2010 and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2012 and 2016, respectively. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Deng was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Deng received the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholarship in 2013 and the Gordon Wu Prize for Excellence in 2014, both from Princeton University. She also received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014 from Princeton University and was one of the five recipients of the Bernard Lewis Fellowship at the biennial International Symposium on Combustion in 2016. She was appointed to the d'Arbeloff Career Development Chair in 2019.

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Weiqi Ji
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019-present
Ph.D., Center for Combustion Energy, Tsinghua University, 2019
B.E., Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2014
Research Area: Physics-informed Data-driven Modeling
Email: weiqiji at mit dot edu



Graduate Students

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Suyong Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-present
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2017
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, 2015
Research Area: Carbon-neutral Energetic Materials
Email: suyong at mit dot edu



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Maanasa Bhat
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019-present
M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 2019
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, R. V College of Engineering, 2016
Research Area: Combustion-based Materials Synthesis
Email: bhatm at mit dot edu



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Valerie Muldoon
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2020-present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
Research Area: Combustion-based Materials Synthesis
Email: vmuldoon at mit dot edu



Undergraduate Students

Averitt Johns
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 01/2020-
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2022

Meghana Vemulapalli
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2022

William Zhao
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-
Majoring in Mathematics, Class of 2023

Julian Zanders
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-
Majoring in Computer Science, Class of 2023

Benjamin Koenig
Super Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 09/2020-
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2021

Visiting Scholars

Currently None

Undergraduate Alumni

Alex Aguilar
Undergratuate Thesis, 09/2019-05/2020
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2020

Sophie Longawa
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 01/2020
Class of 2023

Matthew Morris
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-08/2020
Majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, Class of 2023

Ritaank Tiwari
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-08/2020
Majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, Class of 2022

Barak Davidi
MIT Summer Research Program, 06/2020-08/2020
Majoring in Physics, Fairfield University, Class of 2021

Christian Belser
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-08/2020
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Class of 2022

David Ologan
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 06/2020-08/2020
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Class of 2022

Visiting Alumni

Bowen Ge
Undergraduate Visiting Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 08/2019
Department of Physics, Peking University, Class of 2020