Gang Chen

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Gang Chen is the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering and the director of the MIT Pappalardo Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory. His research interests center on nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion phenomena and their applications in energy storage and conversion, thermal management, and water treatment and desalination. He has made important contributions to the understanding of heat transfer in nanostructures and exploited them to develop energy conversion, storage, and water technologies. Chen is fellows of the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Shaoting Lin

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Shaoting Lin is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Automobile Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2019.

Guangxin Lv

Guangxin Lv is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. in Physics from Kuang Yaming Honors School at Nanjing University in 2018. He earned his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Prof. David Cahill and Prof. Christopher Evans in 2022.

Yaodong Tu

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Yaodong Tu is a postdoctoral associate in the NanoEngineering group at MIT. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University under the supervision of Prof. Ruzhu Wang in 2017. His research topic is advanced adsorption materials and adsorption heat transformation systems. His current work at MIT is to develop hydrogel-based adsorbents and thermochromic membranes for efficiently harvesting environmental energy.

Graduate Students

Qian Xu

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Qian graduated from Zhejiang University in 2016 with a bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Her undergraduate research involved thermal properties of topological insulators and thermoelectric nanomaterials with phase change behavior, in-situ investigation of mechanical properties of Cu–Al alloys and molecular dynamics study of glass. She is interested in energy materials and biomedical materials. She will start her research at MIT with DFT simulations.

James Han Zhang

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James Zhang received his B.S. joint degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019. Currently his research is focused on storing low-grade heat in electrochemical systems.

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Keke Xu

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