About the Journal : Microsystems & Nanoengineering

Microsystems & Nanoengineeringis the first engineering journal with emphases on fundamental research in MEMS and NEMS launched by the Nature Publishing Group.Itis an online-only,openaccess international journal devoted to publishing original research results and reviews on all aspects of Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems from fundamental to applied research. The journal is published by Nature Publishing Group in partnership with the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

From May2015, Microsystems & Nanoengineeringpublishes newcontentweekly, as papers are accepted. An open access journal, Microsystems & Nanoengineering will offer authors a choice of Creative Commons licenses, including Creative Commons Attribution (CCBY). Published research articles will be freely accessible online to a global audience immediately on publication. NPGs excellence in publishing will ensure that all research published will receive high exposure through online hosting on nature.com, extensive press coverage and rapid publication. Each original Article and Review will receive an Editorial Summary of the work, provided by NPG and published under a Creative Commons license.

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Micro Power and Nanoengineering Group

The Micro Power and Nanoengineering Laboratory is a part of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University, under the direction of Professor Carol Livermore.

Our research creates and leverages micro technologies to address key challenges in energy, assistive technology, tissue engineering, and microscale vacuum systems. In particular, we are focused on microelectromechanical systems (including MEMS-enabled tactile displays, MEMS energy harvesters, and electrically-actuated, ultra low leak micro valves), energy harvesting architectures that passively adapt to their environment, energy storage in carbon nanotube springs, and the application of MEMS technology and directed assembly to meet the challenges of tissue engineering. Our laboratory is located in 258 Egan Research Center.

Figure1: MEMS energy harvester.

Figure 2: Directed assembly of cells in 2D.

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Micro and Nano Engineering | The George W. Woodruff School …

Micro and Nano Engineering encompasses fabrication, characterization, design and modeling of small structures and devices, and their integration into engineered systems. When dimensions shrink unique properties can result such that the fundamentals of thermo-physical processes deviate from traditional macroscopic behavior.

The Mission of the Group is to create new engineering knowledge and products at the nano- and microscale. The focus of efforts is to explore new nano- and micromanufacturing methods and new material and system properties enabled by nano- and microscale phenomena, educate students about micro- and nanotechnology and identify important problems that can benefit from micro- and nanoengineering.

The research interests of the group are broad including thermal and physical properties of nanostructures (e.g., nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles etc.), scalable nanomanufacturing, sensors, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, power systems, microscale medical ultrasound imaging systems, CMOS-MEMS integration, wireless MEMS devices, acoustic and opto-acoustic sensors, nanomechanical devices, biosensors, microfluidics, thermal management of electronics, ion sources for mass spectrometry and scanning probes, and focused electron beam induced deposition for additive nanomanufacturing.

Laboratory facilities include electrochemical synthesis and characterization, chemical vapor deposition, transient and steady-state thermal metrology, RAMAN microscope, impedance spectroscopy, nanoporous materials characterization, Agilent fast GC, Parylene deposition system, sensor characterization tools and AFM microscopes.

Many faculty in the group have joint appointments in the School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and in the Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences.

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CELEBRATING 25th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF COMPOSITES B journal Special issues in Composites B

honoring 60th Birthday, Joung Man Park (Gyeongsang Nat. U., president of Korean Society for Composite Materials)

HOT TOPICS: Bio-medicine, Bio-Nano, Energy-Nano, Energy Storage & Conversion, Carbon Sci.Tech.,3-D printing,.materials under Harsh Environments, Green materials, .Hybrid & Multifunctional Materials, many others

TRADITIONAL TOPICS:all areas of materials science, all areas of Mechanics and Physics of Solids & Structures, manufacturing, mathematical modeling, infrastructures composites, oxides, physics, chemistry, biology of composites, computational materials, smart materials & sensors, the above is only a few out of many others not listed here. Regular issues of Composites B Journal Prof. (Elsevier)

NOBEL LAUREATE KEYNOTE: Dr. Akira Suzuki (Chemistry, 2010)

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NanoEngineering Doctoral Degree Program | NanoEngineering

The Ph.D. Program is intended to prepare students for a variety of careers in research and teaching. The emphasis is on research. All students, in consultation with their advisors, develop appropriate course programs that will prepare them for the Preliminary Qualifying Examination and for their dissertation research. These programs must be planned to meet the time limits established to advance to candidacy and to complete the requirements of the degree. A Ph.D. in NanoEngineering requires the selection of a specific focus [Biomedical Nanotechnology, Molecular and Nanomaterials, or Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment], and consists of the successful completion of 10 courses: the 5 required core courses, 3 electives from the students selected focus, and 2 electives from any of the two remaining focuses, the ENG-10X courses (for team engineering, leadership, and entrepreneur skills) or from an approved list of electives from other departments across campus, with advisors consent. While only one degree title is offered, NanoEngineering, the choice of a specific focus area is to ensure that the graduate student curriculum is both tailored to their interest and sufficiently in-depth to ensure a complete understanding of their field of interest.

After completing the M.S. degree (or meeting equivalent requirements) and meeting the minimum standard on the comprehensive examination to be admitted to or continue in the Ph.D. program, a student must:

In principle, it should be possible to finish the M.S. degree in three quarters, and a Ph.D. in an additional three years. Ph.D. time limits are as follows: Pre-candidacyfour years; Support limitsix years; Total time limitseven years. (See Graduate Studies Ph.D. Time Limits for further explanation.)

Departmental Examinations All Ph.D. Students are required to pass four examinations. The first is a written Comprehensive Examination, which should be taken within three to four quarters of full-time graduate study. The second is a Literature Review Examination (detailed below). The third is the Ph.D. Senate Exam (often referred to as Advancement to Candidacy Exam). The last is the Dissertation Defense.

The Comprehensive Examination The examination will consist of questions from each of the five-core courses. A passing grade is 60 percent for successful completion of the Masters degree, and 70 percent for qualification to the Ph.D. program. The examination will not exceed six hours in duration. The examination is usually administered the week after spring-quarter finals week in June. Typically, students take the exam after one year of full-time enrollment. This exam may only be retaken once before the end of the second year of study.

The Literature Review Examination The Literature Review Examination tests the students ability to prepare and present a comprehensive overview of a topic based on existing journal literature. It should be a comprehensive discussion of the literature, scientific theory, problems or theoretical deficiencies, and possible areas of research in some area related to nanoscience or nanoengineering. The topic may be in the general area in which the student plans to pursue his or her thesis research, or it may be in an unrelated field of NanoEngineering. The topic must be approved by the three faculty member committee in advance of the seminar. The Literature Review Examination will conclude with a short preliminary overview of the students research project or their research proposal. This exam must occur within one year of the student having passed the Comprehensive Examination.

The Ph.D. Senate Exam: Upon completion of formal course requirements, each student will be required to take a written and oral qualifying examination that will advance the student to candidacy in the Ph.D. Program. It is often known as the Senate Exam or Advancement to Candidacy exam. Prior to this examination, each student, in consultation with his or her faculty advisor, will establish a dissertation committee of five faculty members. The committee will include the students Ph.D. advisor as the Chair of the committee. The committee will consist of three faculty members who are affiliated with the NanoEngineering Department. At least two of the five-committee members must be from a department other than the committee chairs department and at least one of these two must be tenured. The thesis advisor will have the major responsibility for the students research and dissertation.

At UCSD, the University Candidacy/Senate Examination is a requirement for a Graduate Student to complete satisfactorily, once a thesis project has been decided upon. It is strongly recommended, except in special circumstances, that the student complete this examination prior to the end of the first 3 years in the Program. The format for this examination is consistent with the highest standards held by UCSD. The Student should write a detailed Candidacy report in the format of an NIH, NSF, or similar grant proposal. The project and the report should be interdisciplinary and should have input from the thesis advisor. Any publications or supplementary material may be attached. It is expected that the student will meet at least annually with the Committee to update the members on his/her progress.

Dissertation Defense: This is the final Ph.D. examination. Upon completion of the dissertation research project, the candidate writes a dissertation that must be successfully defended in an oral examination and public presentation conducted by the doctoral committee. A complete copy of the students dissertation must be submitted to each member of the doctoral committee two weeks before the defense. It is understood that this copy of the dissertation given to committee members will not be the final copy, and that the committee members may request changes in the text at the time of the defense. This examination may not be conducted earlier than three quarters after the date of advancement to doctoral candidacy. Acceptance of the dissertation by the Office of Graduate Studies and the University Librarian represents the final step in completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. degree.

Teaching Experience: Prior to the dissertation defense, the candidate must serve at least once as a teaching assistant, with the responsibility to hold a problem-solving section one hour a week.

Annual Evaluation: In the spring of each year, the faculty advisor evaluates each doctoral students overall performance in course work, research, and prospects for financial support for future years. A written assessment is given to the student after the evaluation. If a students work is found to be inadequate, the faculty may determine that the student cannot continue in the graduate program.

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Ph.D. in Nanoengineering | Joint School of Nanoscience and …

Nanoengineering Core Courses (12 credit hours)Simulation and ModelingMethods in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (3)

Fundamentals of Nanoengineering: Chemical Biochemical Principles (3)

Fundamentals of Nanoengineering: Physical Principles (3)

Fundamentals of Nanomaterials(3)

Laboratory Rotations (4 credit hours)

In the first two semesters of study, students will rotate through four research labs (seven weeks in each lab) to become familiar with research at JSNN and to provide training in laboratory techniques needed for dissertation research. With the advice of the advisor/committee and permission of the faculty member responsible for the lab, students will select labs based on their interests.

Professional Development Seminars (2 credit hours)

In the first two semesters of study, students will take professional development seminars that will expose them to a variety of research and professional development topics such as intellectual property issues, confidentiality, ethical issues in nanoscience, writing successful grant proposals, effective presentation and writing skills, etc.

Qualifying Examination

Students will take a qualifying exam on their knowledge of the fundamentals of nanoscience at the end of their first year of full-time student in order to continue in the program.

Advanced Nanoengineering Electives (12 credit hours)

Beginning in their second year in the program, each student will be required to take four doctoral-level elective courses:physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics,computer/computational Sciences and Engineering, and biology.These courses are designed to provide students with the scientific preparation to carry out their dissertation research and to enable them to work in an industrial or government research environment or to teach and do research in a traditional academic department.

Dissertation Research (12 credit hours)

By the end of the first year, students will select a dissertation advisor and prepare a dissertation proposal. Students will present their proposals to a general JSNN audience in the form of a seminar and defend the proposal in the form of an oral exam.

Dissertation research begins in the second year and students will take a minimum of 3 hours of dissertation research each semester.

Students will complete a written dissertation of their research and give a public oral presentation of the completed work. The student also must defend orally the dissertation to the dissertation comment. The seminar and defense must occur in the same term that the student applies for graduation.

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Joe Wang – Nanoengineering – UCSD

Welcome to the Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics

Dr. Joseph Wang SAIC Endowed Chair

Distinguished Professor,

Chair of Nanoengineering University California San Diego (UCSD) La Jolla, CA 92093-0448

Director,Center of Wearable Sensors Chief Editor – Electroanalysis (Wiley-VCH)

Tel (Office): (858) 246-0128

Tel (Lab): 858-822-1588.

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Wang’s Biosketch

Currently there are over 30 active researchers in the areasof nanomachines, nanosensors, electrochemistry and analytical chemistry.

CITATIONS METRICS- H Index (110) – Total Citations (53,000)

Wang Leads a large DOE grant for developing smart clothes that could cut energy costs.

UCSD Microrockets Featured in The Economist Special Issue ‘The World in 2013’

Prof. Wang is among the worlds’s most influential scientists, 2014 .

Prof.Wang is among the 100 most influential people in Analytical Sciences, 2013

Wang Received the 2013 Spiers Memorial Award for the UK Royal Society of Chemistry

Wang was admitted as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Wang Makes the Top 10 Most Cited Chemists in the World!

Wang Received the Breyer Medal of theRoyal Australian Institute

Wang’s New Book: “Nanomachines” (Wiley-VCH), 2013

A Fantastic Voyage – RSC Interview(Chem World- 2013)

A Decade Back – Most cited JACS paper (Chem Eng News 2013)

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Nanomotor News:

Micromotors for CO2 sequestration

Micromotors for energy generation

Micro-Machines Journey Inside Animal for First Time

A Nanorobotics Platform for Nanomanufacturing(Nature Comm.)

Microckets Can Destroy Chemical Weapons

Microrocket that run on acid

Water-Driven Micromotors

Motion-based DNA Detection (Nature Comm)

Nanoshuttle for Liposome (Nature Mat. Highlight)

Bend, Spin, Swim (Science Highlight)

Microrockets for Cancer Diagnostics

Oil-Cleaning Microsubmarines- BBC News

Ultrasound-Powered Microbullets fly Through Tissues

Addressing Major MicromotorChallenges

Micromotors Detox Chemical Weapons(Nature Highlight)

First Plant-based Helical Microswimmers

Nanobioelectronic, Wearable sensors, and Biosensors News:

Mouth guard monitors healthmarkers(Nanowerk)

Tattoo-based non-invasive glucose sensors

UCSD’s wearable sensors article in UT San Diego

Epidermal lactate tattoo warns athletes of “the wall”(LA Times)

Epidermal tattoo biofuel cell (Newsweek)

Finger sensors for decentralized forensic sensing

Artistic Tattoo-based pH Skin Sensor

Electronic Skin: Tattoo-based chemical sensing

Enzyme logic biosensor for security surveillance

Swimming with Sensors

Self-Powered logic-activated therapeutic intervention

UCSD Engineering World Ranking

2013 World Ranking

2012 World Ranking

2011 World Ranking

2010 World Ranking

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Electrochemical Nanoengineering Group

TheElectrochemical Nanoengineering Group is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Hong Kong. Ourresearch focuses on the electrochemical fabrication of nanostructured materials and their applications in solar, thermal and electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Our work is interdisciplinary and combines mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science.

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Micro/Nano Engineering | UM Department of Mechanical …

Nikos Chronis

BioMEMS, Optical MEMS, Polymer MEMS

Neil Dasgupta

Atomic layer deposition, nanowires, energy conversion at the nanoscale

Jianping Fu

Micro/nanofluidics and BioMEMS/NEMS, ultra-sensitive single molecule biosensors; micro/nanosystems for engineering synthetic ex vivo stem cell microenvironments

Vikram Gavini

Materials modeling using electronic structure (quantum-mechanically informed) theories

Yogesh Gianchandani

MEMS, wireless sensors, micro-machining

L. Jay Guo

Nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanofabrication, resonator sensors

John Hart

Nanostructured materials, micro/nano manufacturing

Katsuo Kurabayashi

MEMS, thermal device engineering, biophotonics

Xiaogan Liang

Nanofabrication, Nanostructured Materials, and Nanoscale Devices

Allen Liu

Cellular engineering, bionanotechnology, and microfluidics

Wei Lu

Nanomechanics, advanced materials, nanostructure evolution

Edgar Meyhfer

Bionanotechnology, cellular and molecular biomechanics

Kenn Oldham

MEMS, micro-robotics, optimal and robust control

Kevin Pipe

Thermoelectric devices, scanning probe microscopy, optoelectronics

Pramod Sangi Reddy

Nanoscale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric devices

Don Siegel

Atomic scale simulation of materials

Angela Violi

Multiscale simulations of nanoparticles

Thomas Wang

Biomedical instrument design, bio-MEMS, imaging, optics, endoscopy, cancer

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Nano Engineering Technology | CVTC

The Nano Engineering Technology program will prepare you to work with nano and micro systems in electronics, food processing, bio-technology, nanoscience, medical devices, pharmaceutical production, and other industrial laboratory applications.

Skills youll gain:

You can earn your engineering technology degree in two years. CVTC offers additional STEM education with the Manufacturing Engineering Technologist program.

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

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Laser Assisted Nano Engineering Lab

LIAs 2014 President Yongfeng Lu graduated from Tsinghua University of Beijing, China, in 1984 with a degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Lu went on to receive his M.Sc. from Osaka University, Japan, in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991. Dr. Lus research expertise lies in laser-based micro/nanoscale materials processing and characterization, which lead him to the development of various laser-based material processing technologies and their subsequent implementation in commercial markets.


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Courses, Curricula, and Programs – UC San Diego

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Courses numbered 200 through 299 are graduate courses and are ordinarily open only to students who have completed at least eighteen upper-division units basic to the subject matter of the course.

Courses numbered 300 through 399 are professional courses for teachers, which are specifically designed for teachers or prospective teachers.

Courses numbered 400 through 499 are other professional courses.


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Discover the World of Nanoengineering

Nanoengineering encompasses the practice of the profession on a nanoscale, which stems from the nanometer unit of measure, equivalent to one billionth of a meter. Within the industry, nanoengineering is synonymous with practices of nanotechnology, whereby it focuses on the engineering component of a given technology rather than the scientific side. Nanotechnology professionals have become prized professionals in the current marketplace for their skills and training dealing with microscopic applications.

From the automobile and energy industry to healthcare and technology firms, companies around the world eagerly seek to attract and develop these professionals. Within these realms, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are the dominant techniques of the field used to solve problems and originate new technologies. Both techniques pivot on generating microscopic probes to manipulate and track the movement of atoms with the idea of capturing something significant to translate into real world applications such as revolutionary manufacturing materials or new pharmaceutical products.

To learn more about becoming a nanoengineer, contact the schools below to request more information. We recommend contacting multiple schools to compare programs.

Professionals in this field often perform a medley of duties depending on the industry they work in and/or their educational backgrounds. In biosciences, nanoengineers dedicate their time to developing new medical device products and ways to enhance existing ones. From a construction viewpoint, these experts investigate and evaluate the development of new materials to develop more sustainable and durable building products and materials. Automotive companies employ these engineers to develop more efficient processes within an engine system and materials to build and pad vehicle systems and interiors. Regardless of the field, these engineers choose to employ their skills and talents, the field requires immense patience and attention to detail. Refining the effective use of STMs and AFMs, critical to the development of new technologies and breakthroughs, often proves to be challenging for most practitioners in the field. Powerful microscopes with exceptionally fine silicon tips are employed to monitor the nano activity harnessed to develop new applications. Establishing a suitable tip, though, can sometimes take seven days alone. Nevertheless, global firms like Abbott Laboratories, Tesla, Exxon-Mobil, and Sony are a few of the global firms capitalizing on the potential of nanotechnology.

Employers require these professionals to have completed at least a Bachelors Degree in nanoengineering or chemical engineering to assume a job in the industry. Undergraduate students explore coursework that prepares them for making contributions in the fields of medicine, energy and environmental applications, among others. Students take classes that integrate a medley of math, science and engineering courses that prepare them for the versatile field. Acquiring a Masters Degree or Ph.D. in the field may be required to qualify for some executive positions with a given company. Advanced education also enables these professionals to undertake teaching roles at universities. For those seeking business-based positions, a candidate should focus on developing leadership and management skills, as they will be asked to spearhead a team of engineers. In addition, they will be asked to communicate and negotiate with suppliers. In this setting, superb oral and written communication skills will prove essential.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has organized conferences to expand the discourse and awareness around the field of nanoengineering. In addition, they provide a digital library of resources, including publications, news, and best practices in the field that are vital to practitioners in the industry.

Though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not provide exact data on job prospects for nano engineers, chemical engineers, a comparable field, expect to see job growth prospects of 6 percent through 2020. The states of California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Michigan feature the most bountiful opportunities for professionals. While exact statistics on the median salary of these professionals is unavailable, O*Net reports that chemical engineers of the same background command a yearly salary of $95, 730.

Nanoengineers not only impact the way people live and think on Earth, but also may provide the key to further space exploration. As both the European Space Agency and NASA strive to execute manned missions to other planets like Mars as well as develop more advanced spacesuits and micro-shuttles, nanotechnology will serve an essential role in pushing these endeavors into reality. Nanoengineers will be called upon to reduce the weight and sheer volume of components needed to explore other worlds, thereby reducing the costs associated with such expeditions. This may well enable countries with smaller economies to venture into space. For example, nano engineers at NASA have created sensors rooted in nanotechnology for use on the International Space Station (ISS). The sensor is the size of a postage stamp, yet has the capacity to detect impurities in an astronauts air supply, and may well be utilized on potential roving explorations on Mars to gather samples from the red planet. Furthermore, technology companies like Apple have used nanotechnology and professionals to develop their tablet hardware products and musical devices like the iPad mini and iPod nano. The iPod nano, for instance, features a compact, design that clips onto a persons lapel making it easy for customers to listen to music while being unencumbered by a weighty product. The sleek, minimalist design associated with Apple products illuminates how the field of study bridges the gap between cutting-edge technology and providing useful and lucrative consumer products. As nanotechnology grows with the expertise of its practitioners, its impact will be seen throughout all spheres of human life.

Dont wait to find out how you can create a path towards a career in nanoengineering. Contact the schools below to request more information today.

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Engineering Physics | Division of Engineering Science

University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Division of Engineering Science

Explore Our Program EngSci Majors Engineering Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, together with the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, gave birth to the Engineering Physics program in 1934 (called Engineering Science since 1965). The Physics Option continues to attract students with a keen aptitude for physics who see the creative potential for combining this with an engineering degree. Graduates appreciate the high degree of flexibility provided to them in terms of the design of their program across a wide spectrum of theoretical and experimental physics courses.

David BaileyOption Chair dbailey@physics.utoronto.ca

Eric Nicholson (1T1)

The Physics Option has given me the background in fundamental science and the flexibility to take courses most relevant to my interests in order to pursue a career in experimental research.

2015 Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

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ASME 2015 4th Global Congress on NanoEngineering for …

The The ASME 2015 4th Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, to be held April 19-22, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN, will focus on nanoscale materials, methods, and devices for the study of biology and the treatment of disease.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs Prof. John C. Bischof, University of Minnesota Prof. Guy M. Genin, Washington University in St. Louis

Technical Program Chair Prof. Daniel Irimia, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Prof. Shuichi Takayama, University of Michigan Prof. Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis Prof. Paul Weiss, UCLA Prof. Denis Wirtz, Johns Hopkins University Prof. Susan Wolf, University of Minnesota

Track Themes

Organizers: Brian Cunningham (Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Corey Neu (Purdue) Keynotes: Adam Wax (Duke), Ronald Walsworth (Harvard), Tony Huang (Penn State), David Erickson (Cornell), Joseph Lakowicz (Univ. of Maryland), Holger Schmidt (UC Santa Cruz)

Track 2 Nanotherapeutics

Organizers: Carston Wagner (Univ. of Minnesota), Bumsoo Han (Purdue) Keynotes: Alexander Kabanov (Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Weibo Cai (Univ. of Wisconsin), Kris Kilian (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), Yoon Yeo (Purdue Univ), Robert J. Griffin (Univ Arkansas), Cagri Savran (Purdue Univ)

Track 3 Nano and Microfluidics

Organizers: Alex Revzin (UC Davis), David Eddington (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago) Keynotes: Abe Stroock (Cornell), Hang Lu (Georgia Tech), Amy Shen (University of Washington), David Wood (University of Minnesota), Don Devoe (University of Maryland), Ian Papautsky (University of Cincinnati), Tania Konry (Northeastern)

Track 4 Nano-to-Macro: Multiscale Modeling

Organizers: Victor Barocas (Univ. of Minnesota), Sinan Keten (Northwestern) Keynotes: Iwona Jasiuk (UIUC), Roberto Ballarini (U. of Houston), Traian Dumitrica (University of Minnesota), Vivek Shenoy (UPenn), Elliot Elson (Washington Univ.), Sean Sun (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Track 5 Nanotoxicology and Public Health in the Environment

Organizers: Warren Chan (Univ. of Toronto), Chris Hogan (Univ. of Minnesota) Keynotes: Yoram Cohen (UCLA), John Fortner (Washington Univ.), Desiree Plata (Yale), Cathy Murphy (UIUC), Andrew Smith (UIUC), Christy Haynes (Minnesota)

Track 6 Biomimetic Materials and Nanoscale Analysis of Living Systems

Organizers: Dennis Discher (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Jianping Fu (Univ. of Michigan) Keynotes: Ning Wang (U Illinois), Jeffrey Ruberti (Northeastern), Yu-Li Wang (Carnegie Mellon), Sanjay Kumar (UC Berkeley), Darrell Irvine (MIT), Roger Kamm (MIT)


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Polymers with high thermal conductivity are of great interest in thermal management systems. Availability of these polymers can expand the plastics industry by partially replacing metals and ceramics in heat transfer devices and systems leading to energy and cost savings. However, bulk polymers usually have low thermal conductivity, ~0.1 – 0.3 Wm-1K-1, due to the presence of defects such as polymer chain ends, entanglement, random orientation, voids and impurities, etc. These defects act as stress concentration points and phonon scattering sites for heat transfer. Typical methods such as introducing a secondary high thermal conductive phase in a polymer matrix enhances thermal conductivity but to just one order of magnitude, due to high thermal resistance between the secondary phase and the polymer matrix. Contrary to conventional wisdom, we show that a single polymer chain can have a very high thermal conductivity when it behaves like a one-dimensional conductor.

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Polymers are made up of strong covalent bonds and weak van der Waals forces in intra-chain and inter-chain molecular bonding, respectively. In 1D single chain, the phonon transport is one-dimensional because all of the normal mode wave vectors point in the z direction (i.e. along the chain backbone). Thus, such a single extended polymer chain is likely to have high thermal conductivity by itself due to the orientation and strong covalent bonds. In the 3D bulk crystal structure, where multiple extended chains interact, two phenomena occur; additional modes from the relative vibrations between whole chains and more paths for heat conduction. These modes propagate in the other two dimensions at various angles from the chain backbone and act as an additional phonon-phonon scattering mechanism. These modes have both lower frequencies and group velocities because of the weaker van der Waals stiffness resulting into lower thermal conductivity. In contrary, more paths for heat conduction enhance the thermal conductivity. The interplay between these two effects will determine whether the thermal conductivity will exhibit the increasing or decreasing trend. Using molecular dynamics simulation, we show that the phonon scattering effect of the van der Waals interactions dominates, which gives rise to a 1D-to-3D dimensional crossover in phonon transport from a single chain to a bulk lattice structure1 (Fig. 1). A very high thermal conductivity (> 350 Wm-1K-1), even a divergent one, is possible for a single polyethylene chain2.

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We fabricated ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) nanofibers with thermal conductivity values as high as ~ 104 Wm-1K-1, which is larger than the conductivities of about half of the pure metals3. The high thermal conductivity is attributed to the molecular orientation of polymer chains during ultra-drawing, which improves the fiber quality toward an ideal single-crystal fiber. We utilized a two-stage method; fabricating a fiber at 120 C from UHMWPE gel and drawing it at 90 C under controlled tension. The x-ray diffraction pattern of the fibers shows the strong single-crystal nature of fabricated polyethylene nanofibers. Thermal conductivity of these fibers are measured by a set-up which utilizes a sensitive bi-material AFM cantilever. This set-up can resolve power measurements as low as 0.1 nW and energy measurements down to 0.15 nJ. Furthermore, we provided a theoretical estimate for the thermal conductivity of a polyethylene bulk single crystal based on molecular dynamic simulations using Green-Kubo approach. Our estimated value of 180 65 Wm-1K-1 indicates that it may be possible to improve the thermal conductivity of polyethylene to a range where it is competitive with aluminum (235 Wm-1K-1). We are now developing an approach for fabrication of polyethylene fibers and films with high thermal conductivity.

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Graduate Programs | NanoEngineering

Though several other U.S. universities offer degree programs with courses in nanoscale science and engineering, the NanoEngineering Department at the UCSD Jacobs School aims to build an graduate program that will address those topics in a comprehensive way. The curriculum will address fundamental chemical and physical issues that arise when engineers work at the nanoscale. Faculty will foster the kind of stimulating multidisciplinary environment where cutting-edge discoveries are made. This innovative approach goes to the heart of the Jacobs School’s style of research and education. Graduates of this program will become leaders in the evolving nanotechnology industry and benefit new and existing enterprises in the region and nation.

NanoEngineering serves as the administrative home of the M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Chemical Engineering and effective Fall 2010 the curriculum for the M.S. and Ph.D. NanoEngineering programs has been approved.

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Xiaopeng obtained his PhD from Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in 2011. His PhD work focused on thermal transport in low-dimensional complex structures including thermoelectric nanocomposites, carbon nanotube and biomaterials like spider silk. He joined the nanoengineering group at MIT as a postdoctoral associate in 2012. He received his M.S. degree from the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 and B.S. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2005. His research interests include thermoelectric energy conversion, multi-scale simulation and characterization of thermal transport. Currently he focuses on the scale-up of high thermally conductive polymers.

Te-Huan Liu got his Ph.D. degree in Institute of Applied Mechanics from National Taiwan University in 2012. His Ph.D. work focused on the thermal and mechanical properties of graphene grain boundaries as well as the kinetics of graphene growth processes by using molecular dynamics simulations. He has also studied the thermal transport in two-dimensional materials through first-principles calculations. Te-Huan joined the Nanoengineering Group at MIT as a postdoc in January 2015. He is interested in electron-phonon interactions with applications in thermoelectric materials.

James Loomis is a Postdoctoral Associate in the NanoEngineering Group at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2013. His Ph.D. work focused on characterization and applications of photomechanical actuation in nanocarbon/elastomer composites. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and Old Dominion University respectively. His research interests include nanoscale heat transfer in composites and applications towards soft actuators and micro/nanopositioning. Currently he is focused on the scale-up and automation of manufacturing processes for large-area polymer sheets with tunable thermally conductivity.

Yanfei is a postdoc in the NanoEngineering group at MIT. She got her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Nankai University in 2010. Her Ph.D. research topics were synthesis of functionalized graphene and development of optical/electronic/optoelectronic devices using these materials. Prior to joining NanoEngineering group, she worked as a Marie Curie Fellow for European FP7 GENIUS project at BASF & Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Joint Lab in Germany. Her GENIUS work focused on functionalized graphene ink formulation and graphene-based energy storage device via printing procedures. Currently she focuses on development of high electrically, thermally conductive materials and efficient solar energy conversion device.

Yuan Yang is currently an assistant professor in department of applied physics and applied mathematics at Columbia University. He received B.S. (2003) of physics from Peking University in China, and his Ph.D. in materials science from Stanford in 2012. While at MIT, Yuan studied electrochemical approaches for thermal energy harvesting and thermal management of electrochemical devices.

John obtained his B.Sc. Physics degree from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland in 2007 and received his Ph.D degree jointly between UCC and the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) in 2011. His research interests include phonon propagation in nanostructures and how these may be investigated by phonon-photon interactions. He is particularly interested in nanoscale thermal conductivity and the frequency/wavevector-dependence of phonon properties, and how these properties may be studied by Pump-Probe, Brillouin, and Raman spectroscopy.

Yongjie joined the Nanoengineering group in the summer of 2011. His research involved nanoscale thermal transport, phonon spectra analysis, and ultrafast optical spectroscopy study for energy applications. Before that, Yongjie completed his Ph.D. from Harvard University with a research focus on the design, synthesis, and manufacturing of nanomaterials, and the electronic and quantum transport study for integrated device systems. Yongjie is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Hadi was a postdoctoral associate in the department of mechanical engineering at MIT. He graduated from University of Toronto with a Ph. D. in mechanical engineering in 2011. His Ph. D. research was focused on interface energies and energy transport mechanisms during evaporation of a water sessile droplet. After, he conducted a research on modeling of geothermal-solar energy systems with an emphasis on optimization and new conceptual designs for hybrid energy systems with Prof. Alexander Mitsos. His research interests focuses on thermodynamics and energy transport both in nano and micro scales. Hadi is now part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Houston.

Nenad received his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2009. He obtained his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2011 for research on hybrid solar thermoelectric technologies, and PhD from MIT in 2013 for research on development and characterization of micro/nanostructured surfaces for enhanced condensation heat transfer, both at the Device Research Lab (DRL). He then continued on as a postdoctoral associate in the DRL for 4 months prior to joining the NanoEngineering lab, where he worked on smart materials with tunable optical properties, and novel volumetric absorber technologies. More broadly, his research interests focus on the intersection of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and energy technologies. He is now part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UIUC.

Xiaobo Li received his B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and his M.S. from the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012 and then joined the NanoEngineering Group of MIT as a PostDoc. He is interested in research in thermophysical properties and nanoscale heat transfer with applications in thermal storage, thermoelectric energy conversion, and thermal management.

Bo was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Mechancial Engineering at Purdue University in 2012. He obtained his M.S. and B.S. in Physics at Purdue University in 2008 and at University of Science and Technology of China in 2006, respectively. His interests are nanoscale energy conversion systems and carrier transport/interactions. Bo is now working at Qualcomm.

Cheng-Te obtained his degrees in Applied Chemistry (B.S.) and Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) at National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) in 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 2008. His academic interests include synthesis of graphene and other 2D atomic materials, as well as development of their applications such as biosensors, lithium-ion batteries, transparent conducting films, and electrochemical catalysis. Since 2012, he started his second postdoc position at MIT and has focusing on making ultra-high surface area graphene aerogels. At MIT he was involved in the projects of high thermally conductive polymers and advanced thermal switches.

Seluk Yerci received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics at Middle East Technical University, where his research focused on spectroscopic investigation of silicon nanocrystals, and his Ph.D. in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Boston University, where his research was mainly on silicon-compatible on-chip light emitters. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His interests are efficient thermoelectric materials and solar cells on a silicon platform. Seluk is now part of the Micro and Nanotechnology faculty at Middle East Technical University.

Maha Mohammed Khayyat is a faculty member of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), Makkah, KSA where she received her BSc and MPhil in physics. Then she received her PhD from Cavendish laboratory where she worked under the supervision of Dr M. Munawar Chaudhri (Reader, Emeritus in physics, University of Cambridge) on structural phase transformations of semiconductor materials due to micro & nano indentations where she got her PhD in less than three years. “Dr Khayyat worked in T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM in Nov 2008 for more than two years. She worked in solar cells based on Si nanowires then start making innovative and breakthrough contributions to improve the nanowire technology by replacing the conventional gold seed by aluminum seed which was quite challenging. Dr. Khayyat further applied this technology to patterned silicon substrate for potential use in silicon CMOS technology. She then started a completely new field of controlled spalling for flexible solar cell application as part of IBM-KACST new project. Her original contribution included the concept of performing controlled spalling at liquid nitrogen temperature rather than room temperature. She reduced her concept to practice and demonstrated a factor of two or more increased thickness of the spalled samples.” as described by Dr Tze-Chiang Chen (IBM Fellow and Vice President of Science and Technology).

Amy Marconnet received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in August 2012. Her dissertation focused on thermal phenomena in nanostructured materials including carbon nanotubes and silicon-based nanostructures. She received her MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford (2009) and BS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her postdoctoral research focused on understanding the mechanisms governing the variation in thermal, electrical, and optical properties of nanofluids during the solid-liquid phase transition. Amy joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Purdue University in August 2013.

Yuan Dong was a visiting student from Tsinghua University, Beijing. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2008 and stayed at Tsinghua for his PhD studies in the same department. His research field is nano-scale heat conduction and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Nagarajan Thoppey was a postdoctoral associate in the NanoEngineering group at MIT. He received his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science (2012) & M.S. in Textile Engineering (2010) from North Carolina State University (NCSU). During his M.S. and PhD research work, he developed novel electrospinning configurations for high throughput production of quality nanofibers. He also investigated the effect of solution parameters on spontaneous jet formation and throughput in edge electrospinning from a fluid-filled bowl. Prior to joining NCSU, Nagarajan obtained his B. Tech in Textile Technology (2004) from University of Madras & Diploma in Textile Technology (1996) from Directorate of Technical Education and gained experience in different fields, including spun yarn manufacturing, product development, social and quality compliance, marketing, and academia. His work in NanoEngineering group was on developing a continuous process for producing aligned polymer chains in the form of sheets or nanofiber bundles with high thermal conductivity values.

Lei Ma, a visiting student from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, got his bachelor’s degree in Engineering School from HUST in 2009. At HUST, his research was focused on heat transfer enhancement in tubes with application to various kinds of heat exchangers. His work at MIT involved utilizing thermoelectric techniques to recover waste heat from various heat sources.

Kazuki Ihara was a visiting scholar from Smart Energy Research Laboratories at NEC Corporation in Japan. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in applied chemistry, and Doctor of Engineering in chemical system engineering from Kyushu University in 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively. His research interests are in the interaction between materials and photon, surface science on nano materials and a development of novel electronic devices. He’d like to understand the behavior of thermal conductance in nano-region for the development of electronic devices with eco-friendly, energy-harvesting and nano-technology.

Zhichun was a visiting scholar from the School of Energy and Power Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He received his Ph.D in Engineering Thermophysics in 2006 and became an associate professor in HUST in 2009. His research covers theory and experimental studies in Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) and Capillary Pumped Loop (CPL), application and theory of convective heat transfer enhancement, and heat and mass transfer in PEM fuel cells. At MIT, he worked on Monte Carlo simulations of phonon transport in nanostructured dielectric materials.

Mona Zebarjadi was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She has defended her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz in November 2009. She was working with the quantum electronic group supervised by Prof. Ali Shakouri on characterization and simulation of thermoelectric materials. Prior to UCSC, she received her B.S. and M.S. in physics from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Her research interests are energy conversion systems both in nano- and micro-scales, especially thermoelectrics, solar cells, and diffusion cells.

Anastassios Mavrokefalos was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S., M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the field of micro/nano scale heat transfer and thermoelectrics. His research at MIT focused on solar/thermal electrical conversion systems.

Brian Burg was a postdoctoral fellow in the NanoEngineering Group of MIT. He earned his Doctor of Sciences from ETH Zurich in Switzerland in October 2010. His research focused on the guided assembly of carbon nanostructures with parallel sensor assembly. During his Master’s, which he jointly completed at ETH Zurich and MIT, his studies focused on Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies and Renewable Energy Carriers. In the NanoEngineering Group Brian worked on ultrasensitive cantilevers for micro- and nanoscale heat transfer measurements.

Sang Eon received his B.S. and M.S. from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Chemical Engineering. Prior to his Ph.D, he was a research scientist at LG Chem working on thin films for liquid crystal displays. Sang Eon’s research in the NanoEngineering Group focused on the theory of photonic crystals and plasmonics with applications in solar energy harvesting.

Mengyun Zhang was a visiting student from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She came to the NanoEngineering Group at MIT to finish her final project to earn her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from HUST. She made a DC-DC converter which transforms high currents into high voltages, a project which is important for thermoelectric devices.

Amador was a visiting scholar from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad de Santiago de Chile, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Amador earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from Universidad de Santiago de Chile and his Ph.D. (1995) from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in the field of solar (and other sources of) energy conversion to thermal and electric energy by thermoelectric materials. His main interests are the use of theoretical and numerical techniques for determining thermoelectric properties such as thermal conductivity in composites and other nanostructures. In the NanoEngineering Group, Amador worked on understanding theoretical models based on an effective medium theory for predicting and determining effective properties, and its correlation to experimental means and data for determining effective properties.

Tengfei Luo was a postdoctoral associate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. (2005) from Xi’an Jiaotong University and his Ph.D. (2009) from Michigan State University. At MIT, Tengfei worked on Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations of thermal energy transport across different materials interfaces, as well as MD simulations of thermal energy transport across polymer-solid interfaces.

Nitin obtained his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2009. His doctoral research involved studying thermal transport across solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces. In the NanoEngineering Group, Nitin’s research focused mainly on nanoscale heat transport and pump-probe measurements

Weitao Dai received his B. S. degree in Optics from the University of Science & Technology of China (2000) and Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University (2009). He was a post-doc with the NanoEngineering Group at MIT, focusing on numeric simulations of electromagnetic waves. After the NanoEngineering Group, Weitao became a post-doc at Boston College, working with Prof. Willie Padilla.

Shuo Chen was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She received her M.S. (2002) from Peking University and Ph.D. (2006) from Boston College in Physics. In 2006-2009 she worked as a postdoctoral associate in the electrochemical energy lab at MIT. In the NanoEngineering group she worked on synthesis and electron microscopy studies of nanomaterials, and structural and transport properties of thermoelectric materials. Shuo has moved on to a research associate position at Boston College, where she is working on synthesis, structural and electrical and thermal properties of thermoelectric nanocomposites. Her other research fields include fundamental studies and applications of energy conversion and storage materials and devices such as electrocatalysis in fuel cells and electrodes for batteries and supercapacitors.

Shien-Ping Feng received his Ph.D. in electrochemistry and chemical mechanical polishing in chemical engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan (2003-2008). He also worked on the fabrication of semiconductors via thin film processes at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (2001-2008). After that, he attended Tripod Hsinchu Lab, where he worked on nano-particle research for dye-sensitized solar cells (2008-2009). Shien-Ping Feng has recently been appointed as an assistant professor at Hong Kong University. He works on electrochemical nanoengineering to solve the interface contact problem in thermoelectric devices and supercapacitors.

Stephan received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2009. During his Master’s studies, Stephan worked in the Laboratory for Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (LTNT) under Prof. Dimos Poulikakos in the field of submicron printing. As a visiting student, Stephan explored a solvent-based desalination technique. After his time at MIT, Stephan returned to ETH to pursue his Ph.D.

Prof. Junichiro Shiomi was a visiting scholar from 2010 to 2011. He received the B.E. from Tohoku University, and Ph. D. from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He is an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo. His research interests include heat conduction of nanomaterials, polymer composites, and thermoelectrics, phase change and fluidics in nanoscale, interfacial thermofluid dynamics, and thermal convections.

Dr. Bhaskaran Muralidharan completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. His Ph.D. work was in the area of non-equilibrium quantum transport in the strongly correlated regime. His research interests in the NanoEngineering group focused on the fundamental understanding of non-equilibrium phenomena such as charge and heat flow in nanoscale systems, and their applications to thermoelectric energy conversion.

Jae Sik Jin was a member of the NanoEngineering Group at MIT as a postdoctoral associate from October 2009 until January 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in numerical analysis of micro/nanoscale energy transport in silicon devices from Seoul National University in 2007. His research focused on establishing theoretical models and numerical simulations of thermal energy transfer in thermal interface materials and nanostructures.

Nuo Yang was a postdoctoral associate from 2009 to 2010 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He earned his B.S. degree in applied physics from the University of Science & Technology of China (2000), his M.E. in accelerator physics from the Chinese Academy of Science (2003), and his Ph. D in Physics from the National University of Singapore (2009). His research is focused on thermoelectrics and thermal transportation in low-dimensional structures and thermal interface materials.

Yann Chalopin was a postdoctoral associate from 2009 to 2010 with the NanoEngineering Group. He received his M.S. (2006) in solid state physics and Ph.D. (2009) from Ecole Centrale Paris. Yann is currently a CNRS research scientist at Ecole Centrale Paris. His research interests include the theoretical aspects of nanoscale energy transport and conversion (nano-optics, nanoscale heat transport) and the development of computational methods to study physical properties of low-dimensional systems.

Yiqun Zhang was a visiting student (01/2009-06/2010) from the department of physics, Nanjing University, China. He received his B.S. in 2005 in Nanjing University. His research focused on the thermoelctric properties of nanostructures.

Christine was a visiting student from the Institute of Thermodynamics, TU Braunschweig, Germany. She received her diploma in biological engineering at the TU Braunschweig in 2006. Her current research is focused on the application of thermoelectric systems.

Professor Ruiting Zheng was a visiting scholar from the Institute of Low Energy Nuclear Physics, Beijing Normal University, China. His research field covers preparation nanowires, thin films and materials modification with the aid of ion beams. In the NanoEngineering Group, he worked on heat transfer enhancement in nanofluids systems and nanowire measurement.

Professor Huanxin Chen is a visiting scholar (Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2009) from the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His current research is focused on thermoelectric refrigeration and energy savings.

Jinwei Gao was a visiting student (9/2007~9/2009) from the School of Chemical & Energy Engineering at the South China University of Technology (Guangzhou. P.R.China). Jinwei worked on nanofluid heat transfer enhancement and thermal characterization of polymers.

Aaron has a B.S. (2002), M.S. (2004), and Ph.D. (2008) in mechanical engineering from MIT. He is a recipient of the Warren M. Rohsenow Fellowship from the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT, and graduate research fellowships from the NSF and Department of Defense. His Ph.D. research was on the development of ultrafast optical methods for characterizing thermal transport in solids, liquids and nanostructures. Aaron will be joining the faculty at Boston University after a collaboration with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Abu Dhabi and a post-doc at the University of Michigan.

Matteo Chiesa has recently been appointed as an assistant professor at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Abu Dhabi. Matteo has worked for SINTEF Petroleum and Energy, as well as for Vetco Aibel where he was a Senior Technical Advisor. Matteo Chiesa received his PhD in the field of Applied Mechanics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2001.

Shinichiro Nakamura is a visiting scientist from Japan. He has a Master’s degree in the field of polymer science from Hokkaido University. He studied low-dimensional thermoelectric and energy conversion technology and nanowire growth and measurement.

Daryoosh Vashaee is a postdoctoral associate in mechanical engineering at MIT. He received his Ph.D. on nanoscale charge and energy transport in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in September, 2004. Prior to UCSC, he earned his BS in electrical engineering (electronics) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran in 1993 and his MS in electrical engineering (communications) from Amirkabir University of Technology in 1995. After three years of experience working on RF Engineering, Daryoosh joined UC-Santa Barbara and worked on the fabrication and processing of InGaAs/InGaAsP based thin film thermoelectric devices. His research interests are on theoretical and experimental investigation of energy materials and devices, nano and micro-scale charge and energy transport, thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion, and integrated micro-refrigeration. He is the winner of the 2004 Goldsmid Award for Research Excellence in Thermoelectrics from the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS News).

Professor Yong Tae Kang is a visiting scholar (Sep. 01, 2006 – Aug. 31, 2007) from the School of Mechanical and Industrial Systems Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Korea. He works on nanofluids, heat and mass transfer enhancement in binary mixtures and micro/nano scale energy conversion systems.

From June 2006 to December 2006, Professor Dongsheng Zhu is a senior visiting scholar from the School of Chemical & Energy Engineering at the South China University of Technology (Guangzhou. P.R.China), working on nanofluids heat transfer enhancement and Saving Energy.

Masayuki Takashiri was a visiting scientist from the Komatsu Corporation in Japan, from March 2002 until September 2003. He was involved in the development of thin film power generators.

Ming-Shan Jeng was a visiting scholar from the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan. He worked on Monte Carlo simulations of nanocomposites.

Professor Jinbo Wang is the Vice Dean at the School of Environmental Engineering in the Huzahong University of Science and Technology. He was a visiting scholar from April 2002 until June 2004, working on electrostatic cooling and transport in nanofluids.

De-Kui Qing was a postdoctoral researcher, studying electromagnetic metamaterials and the optical properties of nanostructures.

Sebastian Volz was a postdoctoral researcher from France. His research was on molecular dynamics simulations of the thermal conductivity of silicon crystal.

From September 2000 and August 2002, Professor Koji Miyazaki was a visiting scholar from the mechanical engineering department at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. Koji’s research was on microbubble generation.

Alexandre Jacquot was a visiting Ph.D. student from Laboroire de Physique des Materiaux (LPM), Ecole Nationale Superieur des Mines de Nancy. He worked on the fabrication of thermoelectric thin film devices.


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Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI)

The Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI) is the umbrella organization for expanding and coordinating Berkeley research and educational activities in nanoscale science and engineering. The campus has identified nanoscale science and engineering as a top priority and has allocated seven additional faculty positions that will be recruited by interdisciplinary search committees. This is in addition to the significant number of new faculty in nanoscale science and engineering that are being recruited by departments. UC Berkeley has a number of unique strengths in this rapidly expanding field, including:

The goals of the BNNI are to:



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MIT MechE – Research – Micro & Nano Engineering


The Micro and Nano Engineering area seeks to create new engineering knowledge and products on the micro and nano-scale. Our focused efforts include:

Micro- and nano-scale research can be categorized into three broad domains: theoretical foundation (science) research, applications research, and enabling tools research. Specific research areas within each domain include:

In addition to multi-domain research, our strengths are that we are multidisciplinary, networking both inter- and intra-departmentally; and that we are multi-scale, with the ability to design and build systems at all size scales, and integrate micro/nano structures into multi-scale systems.

Our facilities include the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, which house three clean-room facilities (the Integrated Circuits Laboratory, Technology Research Laboratory, and Nano-structures Laboratory), as well as the Research Group Laboratories and the Computational and Communication Network Facility. In addition, the brand new Pappalardo Nanomanufacturing Facility (aka Pappalardo II) provides nearly 5,500 square feet of state-of-the-art space for nano-scale mechanical engineering research and education.

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