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Professor:

Xiulin Ruan, Associate Professor [Curriculum Vita]

 

Professor Ruan received his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received another M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He then joined Purdue as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013. Dr. Ruan received the NSF CAREER Award in 2012. He was an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton, Ohio in 2010 and 2011. He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.
 

Office: ME 2153 and BRK 1270     Phone: 765-494-5721 (ME), 765-494-6603 (BNC), Fax: 765-494-0539    

e-mail: ruan@purdue.edu


Visiting scholars:

 

 


Postdoctoral fellows:

 

 

Graduate students:

Tianli Feng, Ph.D. student

 

Tianli received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2011. He joined our group in 2012. His current research interests are in thermal transport in nanostructures. 

 

Office: ME 3019     Phone: 765-494-8611      e-mail: feng55@purdue.edu

Xiangyu Li, PhD student

Xiangyu received his B.S. in the Department of Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University (in China) in 2012 and then joined our group. His current research interest is in thermal transport and MEMS. Xiangyu is a recipient of the Ross Fellowship. 

Office: ME3019      Phone: 765-494-8611         e-mail: li1215@purdue.edu

Zexi Lu, PhD student

Zexi received his B.S. in Precision Instruments and Mechanology from Tsinghua University (in China) in 2012 and then joined our group. His current research interest is in thermal transport across interfaces. Zexi is a recipient of the Ross Fellowship.

Office: ME3005     Phone: 765-409-8738         e-mail: lu267@purdue.ed

Kelly Rickey, Ph.D. student

Kelly received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 2008. She then worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) before coming to Purdue to pursue her PhD. She joined our group in 2011, and is also co-advised by Prof. Yue Wu. Her current research interest is in solar nanomaterials and devices. Kelly received the Winkleman Fellowship (2010-2012) and the Cordier Fellowship (2013-2014) from the School of Mechanical Engineering. She received the Best Student Presentation Award from the 2012 SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference.

Office:      Phone:     e-mail: rickey@purdue.edu

Jingjing Shi, PhD student

Jingjing received her B.S. from the School of Aerospace of Tsinghua University (in China) in 2012 and then joined our group. She is also co-advised by Professor Fisher. Her current research interest is in thermal transport across interfaces.

Office: ME3005     Phone: 765-494-8608         e-mail: shi153@purdue.edu

Ajit Vallabhaneni, Ph.D. student

 

Ajit received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (in India) in 2008 and then joined our group. He is also co-advised by Prof. Jayathi Murthy. His current research interest is in heat generation and transfer in graphene.

 

Office: ME 3019     Phone: 765-494-8611     e-mail: avallabh@purdue.edu

Yan Wang, Ph.D. student

Yan received his B.S. in Precision Instruments and Mechanology from Tsinghua University (in China) in 2010 and then joined our group. His current research interest is in thermal transport in graphene and across interfaces. Yan is a recipient of the Andrews Fellowship.

Office: ME 3005     Phone: 765-494-8608     Email: wang896@purdue.edu

Zuyuan Wang, PhD student

Zuyuan received his B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (in China) in 2010 and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (in Singapore) in 2012. He joined our group in 2012. His current research interest is in phonon transport.

Office: RAIL 205          Phone: 765-494-7492      Email: wang1707@purdue.edu


Undergraduate students:

Christopher Robinson, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue

Research interest: thermoelectric nanomaterials


 

Lab Alumni:

Postdoctoral fellows or visiting scholars:
Name Date Research Topic Current Position
Wenzhi Wu 2009-2010 Ultrafast laser characterizations of solar nanomaterials Associate Professor, Heilongjiang University, China
Shanglong Xu 2012-2013 Simulations of thermal transport in graphene Associate Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Venkataprasad Bhat 2012-2013 Solar cell nanomaterials and devices
 

PhD graduates:

Name Date Dissertation Topic Current Position
Hua Bao 2007-2012 Nanoscale material design for photovoltaic applications Assistant Professor, University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute [link]
Bo Qiu 2008-2012 Thermal transport in layered materials for thermoelectrics and thermal management Postdoctoral fellow at MIT (with Prof. Gang Chen) [link]
Yalin Dong 2008-2013

Physically representative atomic-scale friction

Assistant Professor, University of Akron [link]
Liangliang Chen 2007-2013 Semiconductor nanomaterial development for photovoltaic and thermoelectric applications Western Digital
 

MS graduates:

Name Date Thesis Topic Current Position
Hua Bao 2010 non-thesis MS on the way to PhD Assistant Professor, University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute [link]
Aaron Sisto 2010-2011 Multiscale simulations of thermal radiative properties of carbon nanotube arrays PhD student at Stanford
Subrahmanya Duvvuri 2010-2012 Thermal Radiative Properties of Thin Graphitic Arrays and Random Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays Cummins
Liangliang Chen 2012 non-thesis MS on the way to PhD Western Digital
 

Undergraduate students:

Name Date Position Current Position
Bryan Wang 2008 undergraduate researcher (ME 497, 2008)  
David Wilson 2008 undergraduate research assistant (ME 497, 2008)  
Taizhi Tan 2010 undergraduate researcher (SURF, 2010)  
Yiwen Chen 2010 undergraduate researcher (SURF, 2010) graduate student at Stanford University
Siyu Chen 2010-2011 undergraduate researcher (ME 497, 2010-2011; SURF, 2010) graduate student at MIT
Hao Wu 2011-2012 undergraduate researcher (ME 497) graduate student at Stanford University
Karl Tucker 2011-2012 undergraduate researcher (ME 497)
Qing Zhao 2010-2012 undergraduate researcher (SURF and ME 497) graduate student at MIT
Raymond Sutjiono 2008 undergraduate researcher (ME 497, 2008)
Haoxiang Huang 2011-2013 undergraduate research assistant (ME 497, SURF) graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology
Kailu Song 2012 undergraduate research assistant (SURF) graduate student at Cornell University
Xin Jin 2012 undergraduate research assistant (SURF) graduate student at Purdue University
Last updated 06/20/2012