• Research

    3D Printing
    Hierarchical Multifunctional materials and systems
    Mechanics of Materials
    Micro and Nanotechnology
    Biomedical micro-devices

    The goal of my research is to advance the next generation of additive manufacturing technologies and design methodologies to enable the design, analysis, and fabrication of multi-scale (macro-micro-nano), three-dimensional materials and systems that possess extraordinary and unique capabilities for structural, energy, and biological applications.

  • Professional History

    2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Macromolecues Innovation Institute, Virginia Tech
    2016-Present, Assistant Professor, Material Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2013-2015 Research Engineer, Engineering Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    2011-2013 Postdoctoral Staff Member, Engineering Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Awards and Honors

    Outstanding Assistant Professor Award, 2019
    DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2019
    3M NTF Faculty Award, 2019
    Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR YIP), 2018
    JMR Paper of the Year Award, 2018
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (AFOSR YIP), 2017
    ICTAS Junior Faculty Award, 2017
    DOE Laboratory Directed Research Development Award (LDRD), 2015
    Director’s Award for Publication Excellence, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, 2015
    Best Poster Award, Material Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibition, 2012
    Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Boston University, 2011
    Best Paper Award, IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference, Waikoloa, HI, 2010
    President’s Award, Boston University, 2007

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2011
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2005

(540) 231-6045
413A Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ryan23@vt.edu

Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng

Assistant Professor