Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department
Translational Fellow at MIT Innovation Initiative
Visiting Scholar at Boston College
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.
24th May 2015: Our paper entitled "Temperature-dependent thermal conductivity in nanoporous materials studied by the Boltzmann Transport Equation" is on arXiv!
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!