Material Science


The Material Science Team is determining the best methods for glass manufacturing in order to produce mirror arrays. They are working on creating efficient mirror arrays for specific ecosystems by identifying the best materials for resistant and durable arrays, as well as performing in depth cost analysis of mirror production.

Team Members:

Xiaohui Han

Material Science and Engineering Leader

Xiaohui is a member of the Materials and Science team for MEER:ReflEction Project. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science in 2016. After graduation, she pursued her research experience both in academia and industry. Her interests are focused on the unique physics and chemistry of synthetic materials and their promising applications in sustainability.

Asia Zhang

Material Science Team Member

Asia Zhang is a junior at Stanford University where she studies Environmental Systems Engineering and Data Science. She is working on the Marine Ecology and Materials Science teams of Project MEER: ReflEction where she analyzes the surface functionalization for corrosion resistance and self-cleaning capability of the mirror structures and studies the aquaculture under floating mirror arrays. She is passionate about engineering creative solutions to tackle climate change and loves to run, ski, and bike in her free time.