Yujie Meng enrolled in College of Materials Sciences and Technology at Nanjing Forestry University, Jiangsu, China in 2003 and obtained her BS in 2007. She moved to the States and joined Center for Renewable Carbon at University of Tennessee to pursue her M.S. degree in 2008. She worked on nanoindentation characterization on soft material and polymer composite interphase projects using various techniques (nano DMA, modulus mapping, testing at elevated temperature, testing in liquid and micro compression testing etc.). She continued her education by obtained a Ph.D. in Natural Resources with a concentration in Bio-based Products and Wood Science & Technology and a dual MS in Statistics from University of Tennessee in 2015. During the pursue of her PhD, she visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory and worked as research assistant in Material Science and Technology Division from 2013 to 2015, where she was involved in the carbon nanostructure and nanoporous carbons research.
Yujie has research experience on multi-materials including fiber-reinforced polymer composites, lignocellulose material, nano reinforced adhesive, bio nanocomposites, aerogel, bio-based carbon material and biomass-based films. She also has extensive hands-on experiences on small scale mechanical characterization (Nanoindentation, AFM etc.) She is a member of Forest Products Society and Society of Wood Science & Technology. Yujie joined Nanomechanics, Inc. in Oct 2015 as an Application Scientist.
Ph.D. in Natural Resources, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010-2015)
M.S. in Statistics University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010-2015)
M.S. in Forestry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2008-2010)
B.S. in Packaging Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, China (2003-2007)