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School of Engineering, University of California Merced, CA 95343
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Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Nanjing, China 2002-2009
B.S. in aircraft design, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing,
Data Science Specialization, Johns Hopkins University Coursera Courses 2015
Program Skills: R, Python, Fortran, C, LAMMPs, CAD, SIESTA, VASP, Hyperchem.
Mathematical and Statistics Background: Statistics, Probability and Stochastic
Process, Differential Methods and Finite Elements, Methods of Mathematical Physics,
Numerical Methods, logistic regression, linear regression.
University of California, Merced, CA (2012-2015)
Associate Specialist and Lecturer, School of Engineering,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (2006-2011)
Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Physics
Used multivariable regression model to analyze the impacts of multiple factors on
performance of commercial products (eg. The effects of weight, transmission, cylinder, horse
power, etc. on MPG of cars).
Using logistic regression model, performed analysis on the patterns of sports events or
business sales (eg. The winning probability based on a football team’s statistics, visiting
patterns of users to commercial websites).
Developed numerical inter-atomic potential functions for studying interactions between
potassium and chloride elements, and potential functions between KCl and Fe. The potentials
have been used by colleagues in computer simulations.
Using numerical simulations, proposed a self-assembly process for design high performance
photovoltaic devices, the model is validated by experiments.
Developed a theoretical model for interpreting experimentally observed abnormal frictional
characteristics by the University of Pennsylvania team.
Using quantum mechanical theory, calculated electronical band structures of hybrid
two dimensional materials based on boron, carbon and nitrogen, predicted
semiconducting to metal transition in such materials.
Using numerical simulations, systematically investigated effect of various conditions
on mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes. Analysis of the massive data yield
several key discoveries of novel properties within this material.
Honors and Awards:
Innovative PhD Thesis Funding of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(PI, Grant No.: BCXJ05-01, ¥40,000.00).
Excellent PhD Thesis Award of NUAA (2011).
CASC Scholarship (2006)
Excellent Graduate Student of NUAA (2005-2006)
Teaching and Mentoring Experiences:
2013-2014: MSE119/BEST219 Materials Simulations, MEAM-229-01 Tribology, BEST-
201 Special Topics in Materials, ME-120-01 Component Design (UC Merced)
2009-2012: Mentored 3 graduate/undergraduate students on their research, each of them
produced one paper published in top applied physics journals. (UNLV)
Selected Publications (31 in total):
Chun Tang, Hidetaka Ishihara, Jaskiranjeet Sodhi, Yen-Chang Chen, Andrew
Siordia, Ashlie Martini, and Vincent C Tung, Flexible all-carbon photovoltaics with
improved thermal stability J. Solid State Chem. 224, 94 (2015).
Chun Tang, Tomas Oppenheim, Vincent C. Tung and Ashlie Martini, Structure-
Stability Relationships for Graphene-Wrapped Fullerene-Coated Carbon Nanotubes,
Carbon, 61, 458 (2013).
Chun Tang, Liangzhi Kou and Changfeng Chen, Tunable Magnetism and Band Gap
Engineering in Zigzag C2x-BNy Sheets and Ribbons. Chem. Phys. Lett. 523, 98-103
Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, Molecular dynamics simulation of
tensile elongation of carbon nanotubes: Temperature and size effects, Phys. Rev. B 79,
Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, Mechanism for Superelongation of
Carbon Nanotubes at High Temperatures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 175501 (2008).
Given 4 invited talks at international research institutes in Australia, China and
Presented research results 11 times at the American Physical Society (APS) March
Meetings and Materials Research Society (MRS) Annual Meetings.