University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"Currently I am a doctoral student and research assistant in the Center for Precision Metrology (CPM) in UNC Charlotte. I started to get into the field of precision manufacturing and measurement as early as my master’s study in 2004 in China when I focused on how the vibration affects the surface profile of anaspheric workpiece during high-speed grinding. Since then, I learned the importance of measurement in modern manufacturing, that is, you need be able to measure something before you know what exactly it is and can make it better.When I came to the States in the fall of 2007, I started to work with Dr. Stuart Smith and other colleagues in the CPM, which is a state of art research center for precision metrology. Through my study and research here, I become more aware of the importance of precision metrology in many aspects of society, e.g. basic manufacturing, the 25 nm chip fabrication process in the semiconductor industry,cell imaging, nano-material science, etc. Because my interests and majors in China are related to mechanical, automation, electrical and programming, I continue my studies in precision engineering under the metrology instrumentation discipline. I have developed skills in the fields of precision machine design, control, signal process, programming, and electrical circuit design during the implementation of projects including the scanning probe microscope project with a multi-discipline research team. This device, which is capable of nanometer positioning accuracy inh igh scan speed, is used by researchers in physics, mechanical and nano-science in UNC Charlotte.Upon graduation, my object is to find a job in the field of precision metrology where I can use the knowledge and skills I learned during my doctoral study to build better performance machines with respect to the resolution, bandwidth,accuracy etc. After several years build-up of my career, hopefully I can become an expert in precision metrology. The Simmons Scholarship is a great support for me to graduate and achieve my goal and I appreciate a lot this award."
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