Joined the ENG/MED Directorate in 2021

Sijia Huang

Degree: Ph.D. from University of Colorado-Boulder
Research: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing 
Joined LLNL: October 2021

Research at LLNL: Sijia works on developing advanced photo-curable materials for additive manufacturing. She is particularly interested in designing high-performing 3D printed materials with intrinsic recyclability. In addition, she seeks to expand the range of materials and properties available for additive manufacturing, pushing the additive manufacturing technologies move beyond prototyping. Her research aims to offer solutions to the rising challenges of plastic waste and circular economy.  

Bio: Sijia Huang is a Lawrence Fellow in the Material Engineering Directorate. Prior to joining LLNL in 2021, she graduated with her B.S degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2011, and with her Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2020. Her thesis, under the direction of Professor Christopher Bowman, focused on the investigation of the photopolymerization reactions kinetics and their applications as dental materials, coatings, and additive manufacturing.   

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Joined the ENG/MED Directorate in 2021