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Nanoscale energy transport:

 

-Energy transport in 2D materials and nanoelectronic devices (funded by NSF)

This project investigates energy transport in 2D materials including black phosphorus and topological insulators,
photo-thermal devices, and thermal control in devices made of these materials.

 

-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 electricity.

 

 

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

 

-High density data storage using nanoscale optical antenna (funded by ASTC)

This project develops nanoscale antenna for Heat-assisted Magnetic Recording.

 

 

 


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