Dr. Xiangyang Dong currently is an Associate Professor in the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks at Arizona State University. He is a member of the graduate faculty in Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and System Engineering at ASU. Dr. Dong’s research interests focus on advancing clean-energy technologies through sustainable design and manufacturing of multifunctional composites and ceramics. Through taking interdisciplinary efforts by combining multi-scale, multi-physics modeling with experiments, he aims at a better understanding of the relationships between materials microstructure, multifunctional properties, and processing conditions. In particular, he is working on structural powered composite, a novel multifunctional material that can simultaneously carry mechanical loads as a structural material and achieve energy storage and harvesting, self-powered sensing, structural health monitoring, and morphing for soft robotics. In the meantime, he is developing energy-efficient and scalable manufacturing techniques to advance clean-energy technologies, including structural energy storage. His long-term goal is to develop cleaner, more energy-efficient, and smarter design and fabrication technologies toward a more sustainable future. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. His research projects are funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Department of Education (ED), and major industries. He is a recipient of ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.