Members


Fengqi You

Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor

Cornell Graduate Faculty of CBE, CS, SysEn, ECE, ORIE, CAM, CEE, MAE 

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Akshay Ajagekar

Research Scientist (Ph.D. in SysEn, Cornell)

Research focus: Quantum computing for optimization and learning

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Abdulelah Alshehri

Doctoral Candidate (M.S. in ChemE, Carnegie Mellon)

Research focus: Deep learning for materials and molecular design

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Benjamin Decardi-Nelson

Postdoctoral Associate & NSERC PDF (Ph.D. in Control, Alberta)

Research focus: AI for sustainable food production

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Xiang Zhao

Doctoral Candidate (B.S. in ChemE, Tsinghua)

Research focus: Microplastics and environmental sustainability

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Nathan Preuss

Doctoral Student & NSF GRF (B.S. in CS, Oklahoma)

Research focus: Agri-food decarbonization & climate change mitigation

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Xueyu Tian

Doctoral Candidate (M.S. in CBE, Cornell)

Research focus: Sustainability analytics of perovskite PVs

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Apoorv Lal

Doctoral Student (M.S. in CBE, Cornell)

Research focus: Energy systems and climate mitigation of ICTs

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Wei-Han Chen

Doctoral Student (M.S. in CBE, Cornell)

Research focus: AI for controlled environment agriculture

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Guoqing Hu

Doctoral Student (B.S. in AE, Purdue)

Research focus: AI for sustainable food production

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Tianqi Xiao

Doctoral Student (M.S. in Control, ZJU)

Research focus: AI and building systems decarbonization

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Fah Kumdokrub

Doctoral Student (B.S. in ISyE, Wisconsin)

Research focus: Circular economy and sustainability analytics

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Bingzheng Wang

Doctoral Student (M.S. in Energy, ZJU)

Research focus: Systems analytics for energy materials and technologies

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Shuangqi Li

Postdoctoral Associate (starting TTAP in 08/24)

Research focus: AI for electrochemical energy storage systems

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Yanqiu Tao

Doctoral Candidate (M.S. in CBE, Cornell)

Research focus: Sustainability analytics of remote/hybrid work

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Anye Shi

Doctoral Student (M.S. in ECE, UCSD)

Research focus: Machine learning for soft materials

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Roohi Menon

M.S. Student (Ph.D. track)

Research focus: Life cycle sustainability analytics of food systems

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Guangyao Chen

Postdoctoral Associate (Ph.D. in CS, PKU)

Research focus: AI for materials informatics

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Zhilong Wang

Postdoctoral Associate (Ph.D. in EE, SJTU)

Research focus: AI for materials informatics

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Bu Zhao

Postdoctoral Associate (starting TTAP in 09/24)

Research focus: AI in water quality and microplastics pollution mitigation

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Sucy Zhang

Visiting Doctoral Student (Energy, HK PolyU)

Research focus: Energy systems and sustainability

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Zhipeng Yu

Visiting Doctoral Student (EE, Tsinghua)

Research focus: Energy systems engineering

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Yijing Zhu

Visiting Doctoral Student (Atmos. Sci., Nanjing Univ.)

Research focus: Sustainability

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Wenhao Yuan

Doctoral Student (M.S. in MSE, NUS)

Research focus: AI for materials informatics

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Kai Horstmann

Doctoral Student (B.S. in CS, Cornell)

Research focus: AI for science

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Jinsung Kim

Doctoral Student (M.S. in EE, Inha Univ.)

Research focus: AI for controlled environment agriculture

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Akash Ajagekar

M.S. Student

Research focus: Deep learning and sensing systems for CEA

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Rahul Sheshanarayana

M.S. Student (Ph.D. track)

Research focus: AI for science

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Rohit Kumar

M.S. Student

Research focus: Systems engineering

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PEESE Alumni

Yunfei Chu (Postdoc, 2011-2014): Research Scientist, ExxonMobil
Berhane H. Gebreslassie (Postdoc, 2011-2012): Research Scientist, ExxonMobil
Chang He (Postdoc, 2013-2015): Associate Professor (ChemE), Sun Yat-sen Univ.
Chao Shang (Postdoc, 2016-2018): Associate Professor (Automation), Tsinghua Univ.
Inkyu Lee (Postdoc, 2018-2019): Associate Professor (ChemE), Pushan National Univ.
Daison Manuel Yancy (Postdoc, 2018-2020): Scientist, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Lu Sun (Postdoc, 2020-2021): Professor (Environ. Eng.), Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.
Chunbo Zhang (Postdoc, 2021-2022): Postdoc, University College London
Qianzhi Zhang (Postdoc, 2022-2023): Assistant Professor (ECE), University of Alabama
Shiyu Yang (Postdoc, 2021-2023): Assistant Professor (ECE), Oregon Institute of Technology
Xin Sun (Postdoc, 2023-2024): Assistant Professor (Sustainability), University of Groningen
Shuangqi Li (Postdoc, 2023-2024): Assistant Professor (ECE), University of Leicester
Bu Zhao (Postdoc, 2023-2024): Assistant Professor (CEE), University at Albany
Dajun Yue (Ph.D., 2011-2016): Senior Research Scientist, Amazon.com
Jian Gong (Ph.D., 2012-2017): Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs
Karson Leperi (Ph.D., 2013-2018): Research Engineer, Intel
Jiyao Gao (Ph.D., 2013-2018): Director of Algorithm, Cardinal Operations
Daniel J Garcia (Ph.D., 2013-2018): Research Scientist, ExxonMobil
Chao Ning (Ph.D., 2015-2020): Assistant Professor (Automation), SJTU
Akshay Ajagekar (Ph.D., 2020-2024): Research Scientist, Cornell
Xiang Zhao (Ph.D., 2019-2024): Research Scientist, Cornell
Abdulelah Alshehri (Ph.D., 2019-2024): Assistant Professor (ChemE), King Saud University
Belinda Wang (M.S., 2011-2012): Research Scientist, Honeywell
Prasad Khatav (M.S., 2011-2012): Managing Director, SS Techno Limited
Wayne Ye (M.S., 2013-2015): Technical Assistant, ATCG Solutions
Jiwei Yao (M.S., 2018-2020): PhD Student, University of Utah
Raaj Bora (M.S., 2018-2020): Process Engineer, Jindal Films
Yanqiu Tao (M.S., 2018-2021): PhD Student, Cornell
Jason Huang (M.S., 2020-2022): Data Scientist, GEICO
Shoudong Zhu (M.S., 2021-2023): Graduate Student, Cornell Tech
Tianhong Tan (M.S., 2021-2023): PhD Student
Rishi Balaji (M.S., 2022-2024): Decision Scientist, Micron Technology
Jeet Dhoriyani (M.S., 2022-2024): Quantitative Analyst, SESCO Enterprises
Qiao Zhang (Visiting student, 2012-2013): Associate Professor (ChemE), Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.
Stefan Hubert (Visiting student, 2015-2015): Optimization Technology Expert, Bayer AG
José E. Santibañez-Aguilar (Visiting student, 2015): Assistant Professor (ChemE), Tecnológico de Monterrey
Hyun Young Heo (Visiting student, 2017-2017): PhD Student, KAIST
Carlo E. Torres-Ortega (Visiting student, 2016-2016): Development Engineer, Amminex Technology
Mingbo Yang (Visiting student, 2015-2017): Associate Professor (ChemE), Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.
Gwenny Thomassen (Visiting student, 2017-2017): Postdoc, Ghent University
Minghao Xu (Visiting student, 2018-2019): PhD Student, Tsinghua University
Musuizi Lei (Visiting student, 2018-2019): Engineering Planner, Academy of Urban Planning and Design
Vanessa Ferreira de Almeida (Visiting student, 2018-2019): R&D Engineer, IDENER
Haifeng Qiu (Visiting student, 2019-2020): PhD Student, Southeast University
Selene Cobo Gutierrez (Visiting student, 2019-2019): Research Scientist, ETH Zurich
Haider Niaz (Visiting student, 2021-2022): Research Associate, NREL
Haoran Li (Visiting student, 2023-2023): PhD Student, Tsinghua
Gabriele Furlan (Visiting student, 2023-2023): Energy Systems Engineer, sbp sonne
Cuiling Wang (Visiting student, 2023-2023): PhD Student, Tsinghua
Daniel Cristiu (Visiting student, 2023-2023): PhD Student, Università di Padova
Raul Conchello (Visiting student, 2023-2023): MS Student, ETH Zurich
Chengyu He (Visiting student, 2023-2024): PhD Student, Tsinghua
Noman Raza Sial (Visiting student, 2024-2024): RA, Sultan Qaboos University
Mariana Monteiro (Visiting student, 20234-2024): PhD Student, Imperial College London