My interest in math and mechanics had been long realized in middle school and high school, while my passion in biology was developed during my graduate research experience at Aerospace Engineering at University of Michigan Ann Arbor working on a bat wing inspired research project. I decided then my long-term research goal would be to bridge the gap between engineering and biological research. I went further to come to Stanford where they provide one of the best multi-disciplinary research environments to pursue my Ph.D. education in Biomechanics. After a few rotation projects, I was drawn by the sophisticated hearing system, the cochlea, which mechanically decomposes the vibration of the sound based on its frequency, and converts the mechanical energy of vibration into neural electrical energy. Since 2013, I have been actively working on this truly collaborative work with Sunil Puria and Charles Steele at ME department, and Anthony Ricci at OHNS with hands-on wet lab experimental experiences. Along the way to a doctoral degree, I also obtained a master of science in Computational and Mathematical Engineering.
Besides research, I enjoy being in the wilderness and outdoor activities such as backpacking and rock climbing. I like encountering different cultures and ideas, traveling to far places, wine and cheese with good discussions, music and art.