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Howard Qingsong Tu

Prof. Tu is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at RIT. He was a postdoc researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Gerbrand Ceder at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research has focused on solving electro-chemo-mechanical problems in energy storage systems (such as solid-state batteries) and water desalination systems (such as reverse osmosis). he has collaborated closely with experimentalists/theorists from both LBNL and UC Berkeley in different research areas during his Ph.D. and Postdoc period.



2021 --

Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

2017 - 2021

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Postdoc Researcher in Material Science Division

  • Supervisor: Gerbrand Ceder

  • Research: Electro-chemo-mechanics of Li metal and composite cathode in solid-state batteries.

2012 - 2017

University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D. in Mechanics and Environmental Engineering

  • Supervisor: Shaofan Li

  • Research: Nano-micro Mechanics in 2D-material membrane used for water purification/desalination.

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