Dr. Xiangyang Dong currently is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and technology (Missouri S&T). 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 provide high mechanical performance and energy storage capacity, i.e., structural energy storage. 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. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. His research projects are funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Education (ED), and major industries. He is a recipient of ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.