Mianzhen Mo is an associate staff scientist in the High Energy Density Science Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He received his PhD degree in photonics and plasmas from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2015. He completed postdoctoral research at SLAC. His research focuses on ultrafast-electron-diffraction studies of warm dense matter, ultrafast melting kinetics, and radiation-damaged materials. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent invited speaker at the American Physical Society meetings.