Assistant  Professor

EMS 1125, 3200 N Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Materials Science & Engineering Dept., CEAS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Junjie Niu , Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Dr. Junjie Niu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Material Science and Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining in UWM, Dr. Niu worked as a Postdoc Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2011 to 2014. He also did interdisciplinary research as a Postdoc Associate at the Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) from 2009 to 2011. Dr. Niu’s interdisciplinary research includes understanding fundamental science in physics/chemistry/mechanics, and engineering nanomaterials in applications of energy storage, energy-water nexus and biomedicine. The areas include but not limited to:


• Lithium-ion and Lithium-sulfur/metal batteries for next-generation EVs
• Water-energy nexus: self-cleaning, water purification and catalysis
• In-situ TEM study on phase transformation of a single nano-device
• Intracellular single molecular detection


Dr. Niu has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals including 3 Nature series journals and filed over 3 US patents. He currently serves as Associate Editor of RSC Advances.