Juner Zhu joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Before that, he was a Research Scientist at MIT in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering. He received his PhD from MIT in 2019. Juner co-developed the 2020-2022 phase of the MIT Industrial Battery Consortium and acted as the Executive Director working with eight world-leading companies in EV, battery, and electronics. He got his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, where he graduated with top honor (the Top Grade Fellowship) for Tsinghua graduate students 2014-2015. Juner is leading the Electro-Chemo-Mechanics Lab on the Innovation Campus at Burlington. His research group tackles the fundamental challenges of integrating data-driven methods with physics-based theories for complex engineered systems with a particular interest in Li-ion batteries, solid-state batteries, and Li-metal anode.