NANO :: HEAT :: ENERGY :: WATER
Our research addresses the energy and environmental challenges our society faces today. We pride ourselves in looking at problems from fundamental levels: understanding, predicting, and probing transport of energy carriers (electrons, ions, phonons, photons, etc.) in different materials and at the nanoscale. We also aim to utilize these understandings to advance materials, invent new devices and systems, and translate them to useful technologies. We combine theory and simulation with experiments, and use fundamentals to solve practical problems. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, intersecting mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science, and physics.
The links on the left contain examples of our past and current projects. For more in-depth information on our research, please see our publications.