About me

Jingyi Zhuang

PhD Candidate in Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University.

I am a scientist, programmer.

Preview my [CV] (last update April 2022).

Education
  • Ph.D., Columbia University

    , New York, NY

    Exp. 2024

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    • M.A. achieved in May 2021.
    • M.Phil. achieved in Oct 2022.

  • M.Sc., Columbia University

    , New York, NY

    Dec 2018

    Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics


  • B.Eng., Soochow University

    , Suzhou, China

    Jun 2017

    College of Nano Science and Technology

Research Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Columbia University

    Sep 2019 - Present

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

  • Lower mantle mineral studies

    Jan 2022 - Present

    • study the post-perovskite transition in Fe- and Al-bearing bridgmanite from DFT + USC calculations [ talk]
    • Organize ab initio results that have been produced by our group over the last fifteen years on thermoelastic properties of minerals, especially those undergoing iron spin crossover.
  • Spin Crossover in Fp

    Apr 2021 - Present

    • Use LDA + USC calculations to study the spin crossover in ferropericlase (Fp) in the Earth’s Lower Mantle with our method reaching beyond the traditional ideal solid solution model.
    • [ paper] [ poster]
  • pgm: Python package

    Jun 2020 - Apr 2022

    • A Python package based on phonon gas model for free energy calculations, capable of harmonic and anharmonic metals and insulators.
    • [paper in preparation] [ poster]

  • Graduate Researcher, Columbia University

    Mar 2018 - May 2019

    Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics

    Thermodynamic properties of ε-Fe at exoplanetary conditions using T-dependent phonon gas model


  • Visting Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

    Printable Electronics Research Center

    Studied and operated printing organic electronic materials with applications of printable electronics inks with the feature size of micrometer level, assembled samples of printed carbon nanotube thin-film transistors


  • Undegraduate Researcher, Soochow University

    College of Nano Science and Technology

  • Solar Cell Simulations

    Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

    • Graduation thesis: solar cell efficiency simulations with different antireflection coating patterns
  • Organic Solar Cells

    Mar 2015 - Sep 2015

  • Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

    Jan 2015 - May 2015

Publications
  1. J. Valencia Cardona, J. Zhuang, G. Shukla, K. Sarkar, and R. M. Wentzcovitch, Post-perovskite transition in Al- and Fe-bearing bridgmanite, in preparation.

  2. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, and R. M. Wentzcovitch, pgm: a phyton package for computation of free-energy using T-dependent phonon frequencies, in preparation.

  3. Q. Zhang, C. Gu, J. Zhuang, and R. M. Wentzcovitch, express: extensible, high-level workflows for swifter ab initio materials modeling, Comp. Phys. Comm., Under Review (2022).

  4. Y. Sun, J. Zhuang and R. M. Wentzcovitch, LDA+Usc calculation of spin crossover in ferropericlase, Electronic Structure (2022) online.

  5. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, R. M. Wentzcovitch, Thermodynamic properties of ε-Fe with thermal electronic excitation effects on vibrational spectra, Phys. Rev. B (2021) online.

Teaching Experience
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Columbia University

  • Materials Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams (grader)

    May 2022

  • Dinosaurs and the History of Life (lecture & lab)

    Sep 2021 - Dec 2021

  • Earth’s Environmental Systems: Solid Earth (lecture & lab)

    Jan 2021 - May 2021

Other Work Experience
  • Summer Research Intern, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

    Advanced Thermal Interface Materials & Devices Lab

Honors and Awards
  • Dean’s fellowship, Columbia University

    2019

  • 17th Academic Research Scholarship, Soochow University

    2015

  • Exchange Student Scholarship, Soochow University

    2014

Presentations
  1. J. Zhuang, J. Valencia Cardona, G. Shukla, K. Sarkar, and R. M. Wentzcovitch, The post-perovskite transition in Fe- and Al-bearing bridgmanite, American Physical Society March Meeting in Chicago, IL, Mar 2022 (focused session speaker) abstract.

  2. J. Zhuang, Y. Sun, R. M. Wentzcovitch, Spin crossover in ferropericlase: beyond ideal solid solution model, American Physical Society March Meeting in Chicago, IL, Mar 2022 (poster) abstract.

  3. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, R. M. Wentzcovitch, pgm: A Python package for anharmonic free energy calculations, American Physical Society March Meeting in Chicago, IL, Mar 2022 (poster) abstract.

  4. L. J. Cobden, J. Zhuang, W. Lei, R. M. Wentzcovitch, J. Trampert, J. Tromp, New insights on the structure and composition of the lower mantle from global adjoint tomography, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA, Dec 2021 abstract.

  5. J. Zhuang, Y. Sun, R. M. Wentzcovitch, Spin crossover in ferropericlase in the Earth’s lower mantle from LDA + USC calculations, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA, Dec 2021 (poster) abstract.

  6. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, R. M. Wentzcovitch, pgm: A Python package for free energy calculation, American Physical Society March Meeting online, Mar 2021 (speaker) abstract.

  7. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, R. M. Wentzcovitch, pgm: A Python package for free energy calculation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting online, Dec 2020 (poster) abstract.

  8. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, K. Sarkar, R. M. Wentzcovitch, Thermodynamic properties of ε-iron with T-dependent phonons, American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, MA, Mar 2019 (speaker) abstract.

  9. J. Zhuang, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, T. Qin, R. M. Wentzcovitch, Thermodynamic properties of ε-Fe at inner core conditions using T-dependent phonon dispersions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, Dec 2018 (poster) abstract.

Workshops and Special Sessions
  • Workshops Attended

  • Presenter, US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure Workshop

    Mar 2021

    pgm: A Python package for free energy calculation, available online.


  • Workshops Organized

  • Organizer, US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure Workshop

    May 2022

    Held virtually [site]

  • Organizer, 2022 Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure (ES22)

    May - Jun 2022

    Held by Columbia University, NY USA [site]