Led by Laura Lautz, EMPOWER is a team of over 40 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
Chenwei “David” ZhengPhD, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
David is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering working with Dr. Akih. His research focuses on computational analysis of combustion and equation of state modeling. David uses Monte Carlo Molecular Simulation to analyze the quantities of different ensembles. He is working on the computation of thermodynamic behaviors based on molecular forces in micro-state. David is interested in multiphase flow simulation with realistic combustion chemistry models. The goal of his research is to use computer simulation to optimize clean and efficient combustion in energy system. In his spare time, David is an active biker and he enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and families.