I was born in China. I came to pursue graduate studies in the US in 1984 and got my degrees in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. During my study, I participated in NASA aerodynamic experiment. I finalized my focus in Nuclear Engineering. I have been working in my fields for about 40 years including teaching in a university and engineering consultancy in nuclear and environmental fields
What inspired you to explore STEM when you were young?
I was inspired by my parents: my mother had BS in physics but later she worked in high education field. My father was a mechanical engineer whose career lasted until he was 70 years old. The book Madam Curie is another inspiration.
What do you enjoy most about what you do in your STEM career?
Long lasting career, stable job, steady and good income, communicating with intelligent and interesting people, solving real problems.
What is a fun, bizarre or insightful STEM fact about your field?
Being an engineer, you have the privilege of understanding natural systems and solving engineering problems while enjoying and taking interest in art and humanisms.