MEMS PhD Grad Selected for Women in Aerospace Symposium

PhD Grad Jing Li was one of 16 participants selected to present their research at the symposium.

Jing Li, a 2016 PhD graduate from Duke University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), recently participated in the 2017 CU Boulder-MIT-Stanford Women in Aerospace (WIA) Symposium. Jing Li presents her research at the Women in Aerospace Symposium

The symposium, which was hosted by the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado at Boulder from May 31 to June 1, offers female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to present their research, network and learn about a variety of academic careers they can pursue. After a competitive application process, Li was one of 16 researchers selected to participate in the annual event. 

During the symposium Li had the chance to present her PhD research, which focuses on predicting a forced response in an embedded compressor rotor. A forced response occurs when blades in a rotor vibrate due to unsteady aerodynamic forces, and this topic has been identified by Duke’s GUIde 5 Consortium as one of the greatest aeromechanical challenges for the next generation of turbomachines.

During Li’s time as w PhD student at Duke she worked under the supervision of Robert Kielb, associate professor of the practice in MEMS. She is currently a mechanical engineer at GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York.