Current research projects fall in two
nanoscale heat conduction and nano-photonics (including nanoscale thermal radiation).
projects involve theoretical, computational, and experimental
components. Theoretical tools include heat transfer, quantum mechanics,
solid state physics, optics, and electromagnetic theory. Computational
tools involve multiscale
simulation techniques of nanoscale energy transport,
including first principles
calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, Monte-Carlo
simulations, and Boltzmann transport theory. Experiments
include fabrication of nanomaterials and devices, and
characterizations of these materials and devices using
advanced spectroscopy techniques.