After finishing a bachelor degree in the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2010, Tommy got a PhD of materials science from University of Tennessee in 2014, focusing on the development of high-entropy alloys for jet engine application. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at Virginia Tech to develop Steel-SiC composites for nuclear application. Then, he joined Alcoa Technical Center in 2015, the world’s largest light metals research center, as a senior physical metallurgist. His daily role includes initiating, planning and executing applied research to develop novel metallic materials, and interacting on multi-disciplinary teams from plant and field engineers and external customers. Remarkably insightful and perceptive, Tommy cares about the development of others. He is enthusiastic in helping people make the best of themselves. Outgoing, friendly, challenging and sympathetic, he radiates warmth and fellowship.