Principal Investigator – Wenjie Xia, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials and Nanotechnology (affiliated), Biomedical Engineering (affiliated), North Dakota State University

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2016

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). Prior to joining NDSU as an assistant professor in 2018, he worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an MGI-CHiMaD Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Xia has received multiple honors and awards, including the NIST-MML Accolade, Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, and the finalist for the APS Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for excellence in polymer research. He has been a recipient of the Chinese Government Award for outstanding students abroad in 2015.

Graduate Students


Amir 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




Yangchao Liao – Ph.D. student

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Postdoc Associates

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Dr. Fatima – Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Chemistry / Civil & Environmental Engineering



Visiting Scholars

Qian Zhang Photo

Qian Zhang – Ph.D. student

Southeast University



Undergrad Students

Ali Ghamlouch – Senior undergrad

Civil and Environmental Engineering