Dr. Chongze Hu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Alabama. Prior to UA, he was a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Center of Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and an adjunct faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His primary research area of expertise is computational materials/mechanics and data science. He has engaged in numerous research projects funded by DOE BES, Sandia LDRD, VBFF, and others. His works have been published in journals including Nature Communications, Science Advances, Materials Today, Materials Horizons, npj Computational Materials, and others.