Mo-Rigen He is an assistant research professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He studies the microstructure, strength, and plasticity of nanotwinned nickel alloys, and the localized deformation and amorphization in boron carbide ceramics. He is a fellow of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute.
He received a BS and PhD from China’s Tsinghua University in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in both the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also an assistant scientist in the same department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.