February 2020: Welcome to the lab’s new postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Qing Zhu!
November 2019: Prof. Patrick Shamberger from Texas A&M University visits Rice MECH to give a seminar about engineering thermal properties of phase-change heat sink composites.
October 2019: The group is excited to begin working on a new project to engineer magnetic heat switches for future spacecraft applications (link). We thank the NASA Space Technologies Mission Directorate for their support.
September 2019: Our modeling paper studying sub-continuum electron beam heating is published in Journal of Applied Physics.
August 2019: Welcome to the lab’s inaugural Ph.D. students, Trevor and Yingru!
June 2019: Our collaborative paper on modeling phonon transport using modified ballistic-diffusive equations is published in Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering.
May 2019: Our collaborative manuscript on helium ion-writing of thermal metamaterials is published in Nano Letters.
December 2018: Our paper about electron microscope nanothermometry is published in Applied Physics Letters.
November 2018: Prof. Jon Malen from Carnegie Mellon university visits Rice MECH to give a seminar about thermal transport in hybrid organic / inorganic materials with applications in photovoltaics, gas storage, and soft robotics.
October 2018: Prof. Shannon Yee from Georgia Tech visits Rice MECH to give a seminar about organic thermoelectric materials and devices for personal cooling.
July 2018: Nanoscale Heat Transfer Lab is founded at Rice University!