Cheng Zeng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



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Research Focus

Data Science; Computational Materials Science; Additive Manufacturing; Corrosion and Protection


Cheng Zeng is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Roux Institute of Northeastern Unversity. His research here focuses on data-enabled science and engineering for additive manufacturing.

He obtained a PhD in Engineering from Brown University. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Data Science and a M.Eng. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. His previous works span in many areas, including computational materials science, machine learning inter-atomic potentials, atomistic physical/mechanical models for rational catalyst design, high-throughput computing, corrosion and protection, and materials surface characterization.


  • PhD in Engineering, Brown University
  • M.Sc. in Data Science, Brown University
  • M.Sc. in Engineering, Brown University
  • M.Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • B.Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Honors & Awards

  • 2020, Kaggle competitions master (one gold and two silver machine learning competition medals)
  • 2019, Open graduate education fellow (around ten PhD students selected to pursue a secondary’s master’s degree outside their PhD program)
  • 2017, Presidential fellow (the most outstanding applicants for PhD programs)
  • 2016, Beijing outstanding master graduate