Nanoscale energy transport:
-Energy transport in 2D materials and nanoelectronic devices (funded by NSF)
project investigates energy transport in 2D materials including black
phosphorus and topological insulators,
-Near field radiation
This project investigates radiation across a small distance of the order of nanometers, and its applications in surface property control and photo-thermovoltaics.
-Ultrahigh resolution temperature mapping
This project develops measurement technique to map temperatures with a spatial resolution of the order of 10 nm, for the study of thermal transport in nanoscale devices.
-Energy transport in thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery from automobile exhaust gas (funded by NSF/DOE, in collaboration with General Motors)
This project develops thermoelectric
generator to convert energy from waste heat in the automobile exhaust gas to
Nano-optics and laser-based nano-optical engineering:
-Femtosecond laser based rapid 3D printing (funded by NSF)
This project develops a rapid 3D printing method with a feature resolution of the order of 100 nm.
-Near-field radiation and nanoscale surface structures for photovoltaic energy conversion
This project investigates near-field thermal radiation, in particular, with the presence of surface nanostructures and using surface nanostructures for enhancing radiative transfer and photovoltaic energy conversion
-Near-field scanning optical microscopy (funded by MURI)
This project develops a home-built near-field scanning optical microscope for applications in nano-optis, photonics, bioengineering.
-Parallel nanomaterials synthesis using nanoscale optical antenna and device development (funded by NSF)
This project develops controlled nanomaterial synthesis techniques using high efficiency, nanoscale optical antenna
This project develops nanoscale antenna for Heat-assisted Magnetic Recording.
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