Dr. Peng is currently an associate professor of MSE at Clemson University. He received his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology, and M.S. and B.S in Tsinghua University. Dr. Peng’s research is focused on the sol-gel processing of ceramics and material thermodynamics, kinetics and properties. The materials of interest include the structural and high temperature ceramics, high performance sensors for medical and health applications and extreme environment monitoring, materials for renewable energies, and nuclear materials. The current research focuses included additive manufacturing of ceramics, nuclear fuels, sensor materials, ceramic nanofibers and composites, smart materials, thin film and coatings, sintering of ultra-high temperature ceramics, and the high-temperature oxidation resistance of borides and carbides. Dr. Peng has extensive materials research experience. He has published 35 peer-reviewed journal papers, and is the leading or corresponding author of several highly cited papers in his field. He is now serving as a member of advisory board of Bulletin of American Ceramic Society. He also organizes and serves as session chairs of professional conferences such as Fiber Society Conference and MS&T.