Phone: 860-486-2855
Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Connecticut
191 Auditorium Rd. U-3139
Storrs, CT 06269


  • The Tire Society 2020 Best Paper Award
    Dr. Xu received the 2020 Superior Paper Award from the Tire Society for the paper entitled “Data-Driven Multiscale Science for Tire Compounding”. This paper is based on Dr. Xu’s previous collaboration with Goodyear Research.
  • 2021 ME Graduate Research Competition – Runner-up
    Zihan Wang was placed 2nd out of 9 students in the 2021 ME Graduate Research Competition (May 27, 2021). Title of the presentation: A Gaussian Mixture Variational Autoencoder-Based Approach for Designing Phononic Bandgap Metamaterials.
  • Invited webinar at ECS Chapter – Purdue
    Dr. Xu delivered a webinar entitled “Computational Modeling of Battery Separator Microstructure by Statistical Characterization and Stochastic Reconstruction” at the ECS Chapter – Purdue University FALL 2020 Webinar Series on Dec. 7, 2020.