Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
- B.S. Tsinghua University, '00
- M.S. Tsinghua University, '02
- M.S. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, '06
- Ph.D. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, '07
- Nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
- Multiscale multiphysics simulations of nanomaterials for energy applications
- Photovoltaic nanomaterials: simulation, synthesis, and devices
- Thermoelectric nanomaterials: simulation, synthesis and devices
- Nanoscale thermal radiation and nano-photonics
Awards and Recognitions
Ten Select Publications
H. Bao, B. Duvvuri, M.H. Lou, and X.L. Ruan, "Effects of Randomness and Inclination on the Optical Properties of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, in press, 2013.
S. Finefrock, Y. Wang, J. Ferguson, J. Ward, H.Y. Fang, J. Pfluger, D. Dudis, X.L. Ruan, Y. Wu, "Measurement of thermal conductivity of PbTe nanocrystal coated glass fibers by the 3ω method", Nano Letters, in press, 2013.
J. Zuidema, X.L. Ruan, and T.S. Fisher, "Optical Properties of Ordered Carbon Nanotube Arrays Grown in Porous Anodic Alumina Templates", Optics Express 21, 22053-22062, 2013.
L.L. Chen, K.M. Rickey, Q. Zhao, C. Robinson, and X.L. Ruan, "Effects of Nanocrystal Shape and Size on the Temperature Sensitivity in Raman Thermometry", Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 083107, 2013.
H.Y. Fang, T.L. Feng, H.R. Yang, X.L. Ruan, and Y. Wu, "Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Compositional-Modulated Telluride Nanowire Heterostructures", Nano Letters 13, 2058-2063, 2013.
Y.G. Wang, B. Qiu, A. McGaughey, X.L. Ruan and X.F. Xu, "Mode-Wise Phonon Properties of Bismuth Telluride", J. Heat Trans. 135, 091102, 2013.
A. Vallabhaneni, B. Qiu, J.N. Hu , Y.P. Chen, A.K. Roy, X.L. Ruan, "Interfacial Thermal Conductance Limit and Thermal Rectification across Vertical Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Nanoribbon-Silicon Interfaces", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 064311, 2013.
Y. Wang, B. Qiu, and X.L. Ruan, "Edge effect on thermal transport in graphene nanoribbons: A phonon localization mechanism beyond edge roughness scattering", Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 013101, 2012.
Y. Wang, X.L. Ruan, and A.K. Roy, "Two-temperature nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation of thermal transport across metal-nonmetal interfaces", Phys. Rev. B 85, 205311, 2012.