The Tian Research Group


Similar to doing research, teaching and mentoring requires innovation as well. In our lab, we are developing methods to enable a better learning and education experience. You will find a few simple notes and articles below. We will constantly expand/update the content.


  • Quiet brainstorming, expecting the unexpected. We propose a set of three critical ‘‘E’’ processes—extract, expose, and evaluate—for an individual researcher to replicate team brainstorming.




  • Elastic and plastic. How can we use mechanics to guide our work/life balance and personal success?


  • Work/life balance. Some simple graphics for understanding work/life balance and how that would affect our performance. This was presented by Bozhi in a group meeting in April 2022.







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