Xin graduated from Caltech with a PhD in aeronautics. Xin was a member of the Space Structures Laboratory and worked on the design of thin shell structures. His research used optimization techniques to improve the mechanical properties of shape-adaptive ultra-lightweight solar concentrators. Xin received his BEng in aircraft design and engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2009. He earned his MS in aeronautics in 2010 at Caltech.
Xin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace at Penn State University.
RSI Research: Shape-Adaptive Ultra-Lightweight Solar Concentrators