Laboratory Communications

  1. Cheng 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!

  2. Shen 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.

  3. 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 characterization.

  4. Director's comment on a new technique for temperature measurement:

  5. 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 graduation.

  6. 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!

  7. Our 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: .

  8. 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, DOI: 10.1039/c3nr00729d).

  9. Thermal 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).

  10. Journal highlight for our work on near-field thermal transport in laser-irradiated nanotips: