Nanoscale energy transport:
This project develops thermoelectric generator to convert energy from waste heat in the automobile exhaust gas to electricity.
This project develops thermoelectric materials and investigates the heat transfer processes in the TE materials for converting energy from high temperature sources to electricity.
This project utilizes ultrafast temporal pulse shaping technique to control the thermal transport in materials.
This project develops advanced laser-based characterization techniques to investigate thermal transport at interfaces of namomaterials.
This project investigates the ultrafast energy conversion process in nanoscale photovoltaic materials, such as quantum dots.
Nano-optics and laser-based nano-optical engineering:
This project develops parallel nanolithography techniques using high efficiency, nanoscale optical antenna.
This project develops controlled nanomaterial synthesis techniques using high efficiency, nanoscale optical antenna
This project develops a home-built near-field scanning optical microscope for applications in nano-optis, photonics, bioengineering.
This project investigates near-field thermal radiation, in particular, with the presence of surface nanostructures and using surface nanostructures for enhancing photovoltaic energy conversion
This project investigates using near-field optical antenna for ultrahigh density heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR)
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