Education: Ph.D., Environmental Engineering/Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2014
Courses Taught: Introduction to Solid Mechanics; 7090/8090 Automotive Materials; and Energy Storage Systems
Dr. Jun Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the director of Vehicle Energy & Safety Laboratory (VESL, formally known as AVRC) since 2014. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 2014 (under the supervision of Prof. Xi Chen), and he was appointed as Professor at Beihang University, China from 2014 to 2018. Recently, he moved his group to University of North Carolina at Charlotte to continue his academic career. His research expertise sits on lithium-ion battery safety and impact dynamics. Dr. Jun Xu now serves as the Chair of Energy Conversion & Storage Committee, and Vice Chair of the Multifunctional Materials Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). He is the Founder and Chair of Automotive & Battery Safety Conference (ABSC). He has so far published more than 110 peer-reviewed papers in top journals including Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Energy, Energy Storage Materials, Journal of Material Chemistry A, Journal of Power Sources, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Advanced Materials, Carbon, International Journal of Impact Engineering, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Composite Science and Technology, Composite Part A/B, with more than 3200 citations, H-index=32. Dr. Xu is the recipient of “40 under 40” in the Great Charlotte Area by CBJ, 2021.