Mechanical Engineering Department
Founder of TiberLAB (software tools for multiscale device simulations)
Energy, thermoelectrics, nanoscale energy transfer
My research seeks to elucidate transport phenomena via multiscale/multiphysics modeling and theory development, for the realization of high performance nanostructured devices mainly for solid-state energy conversion and storage, including thermoelectrics, piezoelectrics and photovoltaics.
15th Jan 2015: Our paper entitled "Heat conduction in Nanostructured Materials Predicted by Phonon Bulk Mean Free Path Distribution" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Heat Transfer!
5th Nov 2014: We got 100000 SUs of computing time on XSEDE!
1st Nov 2014: I will be visiting CEA-Grenoble from 24th to 28th Nov. Thank you Dr. Natalio Mingo for hosting me!
1st Nov 2014: I joined the DOE-funded center Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) at MIT, as a Research Scientist!
1st Nov 2014: I joined the Translational Fellow Program at MIT!
1st Nov 2014: I joined the Department of Physics at Boston College, as a Visiting Scientist, working with Prof. David Broido!
14th July 2014: Our manuscript "Toward phonon-boundary engineering of nanoporous material" has been accepted for publication on Applied Physics Letters.
17th June 2014: Our last paper "Toward phonon-boundary engineering of nanoporous material" is now on arXiv (link)
12th May 2014: I've been selected for the Best Poster Award (3rd place out of 45) at the 2nd Annual MIT Postdocs Share Their Science. MIT Postdoctoral Association
8th March 2014: I'm giving an invited talk entitled "Nanostructured materials to build high-efficiency energy conversion devices" in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University.
4th March 2014: I'm giving a talk entitled "Efficient simulation of quasi-ballistic heat transport in nanostructured materials" at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Denver, CO.
7th January 2014: I'm giving a talk entitled "Simulation of thermal conductivity in nanostructured materials and application to thermoelectric materials" at Harvard University in Prof. Katia Bertoldi's group.
31st December 2013: Our last paper on a novel technique to compute heat transfer at the nanoscale is now on arXiv (link)
3rd December 2013: I'm giving a talk at Fall MRS conference in Boston, MA on "Thermal Conductivity of Complex-Shaped Nanomaterials Predicted by Bulk Phonon Mean Free Path Distribution".
20th November 2013: I'm giving a talk at ASME IMECE conference in San Diego, CA on "Frequency dependent heat transport in nanostructured devices".
21st August 2013: I'm giving an invited talk at CECAM Nanophononics at Bremen University (Germany) on "Modeling quasi-ballistic heat transport in nanostructured materials". Thank you Professor Thomas Frauenheim for hosting the conference!
21st August 2013: The abstract "Thermal Conductivity of Complex-Shaped Nanomaterials Predicted by Bulk Phonon Mean Free Path Distribution" has been accepted for oral presentation at 2013 MRS Fall meeting in Boston.
8th April 2013: I'm giving a talk at Stanford University in the NanoHeat group in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Thank you Professor Kennet Goodson for hosting!
2nd April 2013: I'm giving a talk at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA entitled "Disordered porous Silicon as high-efficient thermoelectric materials"
21st March 2013: I'm giving a talk entitled "Thermal conductivity of disordered porous Silicon" at the 2013 American Physical Society March meeting in Baltimore, MA
11st February 2013: The abstract "Frequency-dependent quasi-ballistic heat transport in nanostructured devices" has been accepted for oral presentation at IMECE 2013
8th November 2012: I'm giving a talk in the Nanoengineering group in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Thank you Professor Gang Chen for hosting!
5th July 2012: I'm giving a talk in Professor Minnich's group at California Institute of Technology. Thank you Austin for hosting!