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Cuiying Jian

Associate Professor, Graduate Attribute Lead


Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Cuiying Jian is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. Prior to joining York, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cuiying Jian received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and holds an M.S. in Mechatronics Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Awards/Honors (selected)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2019)
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2015)
Alberta Innovates Doctoral Graduate Student Scholarship (2013-2015)

Research Interests

  • Carbon is cool!
  • Natural carbonaceous materials processing;
  • Multiscale modelling of colloidal systems;
  • Carbon-conversion chemistry;
  • Water and wastewater treatment;
  • Organic solar cells.