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  • 06/2019: Our group has been awarded from NASA for the development of advanced thin film coatings for planetary exploration. 
  • 05/2019: Our recently published paper in Science Advances has been highlighted on the NDSU News, Northwestern News, ScienceDaily, as well as other news outlets.
  • 04/2019: Our group has been awarded the Centennial Endowment fund from the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association.
  • 04/2019: Our new paper on coarse-grained modeling of polymers got accepted in Science Advances. Congrats!ScienceAdvances Slide copy
  • 03/2019: Dr. Xia presented recent work on CG modeling of polymer and composites at APS March Meeting, Boston, MA.
IMG_0540 2Northwestern group reunion during APS meeting in Boston, MA
  • 02/2019: Our recent work was featured in the recent news story on the CHiMaD Northwestern University webpage! Check this out!
  • 01/2019: Dr. Xia was invited to visit the ExxonMobil and present the recent work.
  • 01/2019: New paper featured as a cover article in Soft Matter!
  • 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 from RCA.
  • 10/2018: Dr. Xia gave a presentation “Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Materials” at the Physics Department Seminar at NDSU.
  • 09/2018: Our group 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.
With Prof. Bazant at the conference.Photo with Prof. Bazant from Northwestern
  • 05/2018: Keten’s group@Northwestern alumni reunion during EMI 2018 Conference held at MIT campus, Boston MA.
IMG_3937Photo 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 NDSU as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this summer. New group research website is launched!