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Group News:

 

11/2013: MS thesis defense: Tianli Feng has defended his MS thesis, and he will continue PhD in our group. Congratulations, Tianli!

 

09/2013: PhD graduate joined industry: Liangliang Chen defended his PhD dissertation and joined Western Digital. Congratulations, Liangliang!

 

06/2013: PhD graduate took faculty position. Yalin Dong defended his PhD dissertation and accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Akron. Congratulations to soon-to-be Professor Dong!

 

05/2013: Student Award. Kelly Rickey received the Cordier Fellowship from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations, Kelly!

 

04/2013: Faculty Promotion and Tenure. Dr. Ruan was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

 

11/2012: Faculty Award. Dr. Ruan received the Seed for Success Award from Purdue University.

 

11/2012: Invited Talk. Dr. Ruan gave an invited talk at the 2012 ASME IMECE conference.

 

09/2012: Undergraduate Research Recognition. Undergraduate student Chris Robinson was selected to attend the SRC TECHON Conference. Congratulations, Chris!

 

08/2012: Student Awards. New students Xiangyu Li and Zexi Lu have received the Ross Fellowship from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations, Xiangyu and Zexi!

 

08/2012: Welcome New Students. Tianli Feng, Xiangyu Li, Zexi Lu, Jingjing Shi, and Zuyuan Wang have joined our group. Welcome!

 

08/2012: Best Student Presentation Award. Kelly Rickey received the Best Student Presentation Award (1st Place) at the Nanostructured Thin Films Conference, a conference within the 2012 SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference.  Congratulations, Kelly!

 

08/2012: Appointment of Editorial Board Member: Dr. Ruan has been appointed as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, a journal published by the Nature Publishing Group (publisher of Nature).

 

07/2012: PhD dissertation defense. Bo successfully defended his PhD dissertation. He will join MIT as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Gang Chen and will pursue an academic career later. He turned down multiple industry positions. Congratulations, Bo!

 

04/2012: Best Poster Award. Bo won a Best Poster Award at the US-India Symposium of Nanomaterials for Energy, held at Purdue.

 

03/2012: Best Paper Award Nomination. Our paper, "Thermal Radiative Properties of Thin Vertical Graphitic Arrays", was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASME Microscale and Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer (MNHMT) Conference. The authors are Subrahmanya (Bhagirath) Duvvuri, Anurag Kumar, Hua Bao, Haoxiang Huang, Timothy Fisher, and Xiulin Ruan.

 

02/2012: MS thesis defense. Bhagirath successfully defended his MS thesis and joined Cummins.

 

02/2012: Faculty Award. Dr. Ruan received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

 

02/2012: Student Award. Bo Qiu received the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for his outstanding performance during PhD. It is probably the most competitive and prestigious award Purdue gives to PhD candidates, and only 2-3 awards are given to ME PhD candidates every year. This is the second consecutive award in our group (last year Hua) which is truly exceptional. Congratulations, Bo!

 

02/2012: PhD dissertation defense. Hua successfully defended his PhD dissertation and will join the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute as a tenure-track assistant professor. Congratulations to the soon-to-be Professor Bao!

 

12/2011: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave a seminar at the University of Louisville.

 

10/2011: Our first PhD graduate took a faculty position. Hua Bao accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute.  Congratulations to the soon-to-be Professor Bao!

 

06/2011: MS thesis Defense. Aaron Sisto has successfully defended his M.S. thesis. Congratulations, Aaron!

 

06/2011: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave a seminar at the Air Force Research Laboratory located in the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

 

04/2011: Invited Talk. Bo (on behalf of Dr. Ruan) gave an invited talk at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in San Francisco.

 

02/2011: Student Award. Hua Bao received the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for his outstanding performance during PhD work. It is probably the most competitive and prestigious award Purdue gives to PhD candidates, and only 2-3 awards are given to ME PhD candidates each year. Congratulations, Hua!

 

02/2011: Student Award.  Kelly Rickey joined our group as a direct PhD student. Kelly receives the Winkelman Fellowship (a two-year fellowship) from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations and welcome, Kelly!

 

02/2011: Faculty Award. Dr. Ruan was selected to be an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow.

 

02/2011: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave an invited seminar at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania.

 

10/2010: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave an invited seminar at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

08/2010: Student Award. Bao Hua received the Lambert Teaching Fellowship from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue. Congratulations, Hua!

 

08/2010: Student Award. Yan Wang joined our group as a direct PhD student. Yan receives the Andrews Fellowship (a two-year fellowship) from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations and welcome, Yan!

 

08/2010: Invited Talk. Dr. Ruan gave an invited presentation at the International Heat Transfer Conference held at Washington DC.

 

08/2010: Invited Talk. Dr. Ruan gave an invited talk at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference held at San Diego.

 

04/2010: Student Award. Aaron Sisto received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (a three-year fellowship). Congratulations, Aaron!

 

03/2010: Student Award. Aaron Sisto received the Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Aaron!

 

02/2010: Faculty Award. Dr. Ruan was selected to be an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow.

 

01/2010: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave an invited seminar at the Department of Physics, Purdue University.

 

01/2010: Student Award. Aaron Sisto joined our group as an M.S. student. Aaron receives the Chappelle Fellowship from Purdue and Winkelman Fellowship from School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations and welcome, Aaron!

 

09/2009: Student Award. Hua Bao received the the Warren and Judy Stevenson Graduate Scholarship from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations, Hua!

 

08/2009: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave an invited seminar at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

08/2009: Invited Talk. Dr. Ruan gave an invited talk at the SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference held at San Diego.

 

06/2009: Invited Seminar. Dr. Ruan gave an invited seminar at the School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

 

08/2008: Best Presentation Award. Bo Qiu received the Best Student Presentation Award from the 2008 ASME Energy Nanotechnology International Conference. His presentation was entitled "Multiscale Simulations of the Thermoelectric Properties of PbTe". Congratulations, Bo!

 

06/2008: Student award. Hua Bao received the Purdue Computing Research Institute (CRI) Fellowship. Congratulations, Hua!

 

06/2008: Student award. Bo Qiu joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Bo receives the Ross Fellowship (a one-year fellowship) from the School of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations and welcome, Bo!

 

1/2007: Dr. Ruan (not official yet, PhD degree to be awarded in April 2007) arrived at Purdue and started the "Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion Laboratory".

 

5/2006: Xiulin Ruan accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Purdue University. He will assume his new position in January 2007. He is so excited to start his academic journey.

 


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Dr. Ruan's Family News:

 

10/2009: Dr. Ruan's daughter Grace was born! Gavin has a sister! Picture at two months old:

 

04/2009: Limin defended her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and moved to West Lafayette. This marks the end of the two-body problem for over two years!

 

6/2007: Dr. Ruan's son Gavin was born. Picture at seven months old:

 

 

 Last updated 02/20/2012