• 11/2018: Dr. Xia was invited to join the editorial/advisory board of “Matter“, a new journal focusing on physical materials science under the leading publisher Cell Press.
  • 11/2018: New paper on amorphous interfaces in cellulose nanocomposites got accepted in Macromolecules!
  • 11/2018: Dr. Xia has been granted a Research Development Travel Award.
  • 11/2018: New paper titled “Temperature effects on the nanoindentation characterization of stiffness gradient in confined polymers” published in Soft Matter!
  • 10/2018: Dr. Xia gave a presentation “Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Materials” at the Physics Department Seminar at NDSU.
  • 09/2018: Dr. Xia has received the NSF ND EPSCoR Seed Award.
  • 08/2018: Our recent work on A Graphene “Melt” published in ACS Nano has been recently featured in a major Chinese research news outlet X-mol. Check this out!
  • 07/2018: Dr. Xia co-organized a symposium “Material Genomics” and presented the recent work at The 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM) in New York City, NY.
  • 06/2018: Dr. Xia presented the recent research work at 2018 USNC/TAM in Chicago, IL. (Photo with Prof. Bazant from Northwestern)With Prof. Bazant at the conference.
  • 05/2018: Keten’s group@Northwestern alumni reunion during EMI 2018 Conference held at MIT campus, Boston MA. (Photo with Mr. Song from MIT and Prof. Keten from Northwestern)


  • 05/2018: Dr. Wenjie Xia will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this summer. New group research website is launched!