Principal Investigator – Wenjie Xia, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering (joint with UND)

North Dakota State University, USA

Email: wenjie.xia [at]   Tel: +1 (701)-231-5648


About Dr. Wenjie Xia: Dr. Xia obtained his Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University (2016) and his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (2011). Prior to joining NDSU as an assistant professor in 2018, he worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology as an MGI-CHiMaD (Materials Genome Initiative – Center for Hierarchical Materials Design) Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Xia has received the Walter P. Murphy Fellowship and been selected as the finalist for the American Physical Society Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for excellence in graduate polymer research. He has won the Best Paper Award in the 2nd Annual Midwest Workshop on Mechanics of Materials and Structures. He has also been a recipient of the Chinese Government Award for outstanding students abroad in 2015.

Graduate Students



Amirhadi Alesadi – Ph.D. student

Civil and Environmental Engineering




Zhaofan Li – Ph.D. student

Civil and Environmental Engineering




Anas K – Ph.D. student (co-advising)

Coatings and Polymer Materials


Undergrad Students



Ali Ghamlouch – Junior undergrad

Civil and Environmental Engineering



Yuyang Chen (B.S. 2019)