Deng has defended his Ph.D. dissertation successfully!
Congratulations to Cheng!
We welcome a new Ph.D. student: Ridong Wang joining our lab! Also
welcome Chenghao Deng join our lab as a visiting scholar!
Xu, Zaoli Xu, and Chong Li have defended their Ph.D. thesis and
graduated! Congratulations to all of them, and appreciate all their
great contributions to the lab.
Shen Xu has won the Iowa State University Research Excellence
Award (2014) for her excellent work during his Ph.D. study. Shen has
been involved in a large number of projects and has played a key
role in our research on optical based thermal probing and
Director's comment on a new technique for temperature measurement:
Jingchao Zhang has won the Iowa State University Research
Excellence Award (2013) for his excellent work during his Ph.D. study. This
university-level award recognizes graduate students for their
outstanding work. In the past, Yanan Yue of our lab (now associate
professor at Wuhan University, China) also won this award upon his
Xiaoduan Tang, Jingchao Zhang, and Guoqing Liu have successfully
defended their Ph.D. thesis. All of them have made break-through
contributions to our lab in areas of near-field optics, Raman
thermal probing, energy transport in graphenes, and energy transport
and structural effects in proteins. Congratulations to all of them!
work on single point (zero-dimensional) thermal transport
["Characterization of Thermal Transport across Single-point Contact
between Micro-wires," Applied Physics A, 110:403-412] has been
selected to be featured in Advances in Engineering:
A new advance
has been made in our lab by Huan Lin on thermal transport in
metallic films down to 1 nm thickness (0.64 nm average thickness). Our novel technology provides a
robust and very advanced approach to characterizing the Lorenz
number of nanoscale metallic films. (Small,
DOI: 10.1002/smll.201202877; Nanoscale,
Conductivity of Nanoparticle-Fluid Mixture,” (AIAA. Journal of
Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 474-480) has
been cited more than 900 times (Google).
Journal highlight for our work on
near-field thermal transport in laser-irradiated nanotips: