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About the article
Yanan Yue obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in thermal engineering from Wuhan University, China, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2011. He joined DOE-Industrial Assessment Center at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee working as the Manager and the Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering after a short Postdoc research experience at Iowa State University in 2012. In 2013, he joined the faculty of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering at Wuhan University, China. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and the Director of Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Characterization Lab at Wuhan University. His research interests focus on the thermal characterization and energy applications of nanostructured materials.
Jingchao Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in thermal power engineering from Shandong University in 2010 and his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2013. He is now an HPC applications specialist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. His current research focuses on thermophysical property characterizations of micro/nanoscale materials like graphene, carbon-nanotube, and boron-nitride. Classic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are performed in his studies on phonon thermal transport in micro and nano domains.
Xiaoduan Tang received his Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Power Engineering in 2008, and his Master’s degree in Thermal Engineering in 2010 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. In 2013, he obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, USA. Since January 2014, he has been working as an engineer in the Engineering Department of Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. His research interests include thermal/mechanical characterization and structural analysis.
Shen Xu received her Bachelor’s degree in Material Science from East China University of Science and Technology, China, in 2008 and her MS in Optics from Fudan University, China, in 2011. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University. Her research interests include transient thermal probing technology development based on Raman thermometry and transient electrothermal technique, characterization of cross-plane thermophysical properties of thin films, 2D atomic-layer interface study, protein transformation study with thermal process, and heat transfer in near-field optics.
Xinwei Wang received his BS (1994) and MS degrees (1996) from the Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering of University of Science and Technology of China. In 2001, he graduated with a PhD degree from the School of Mechanical Engineering of Purdue University. At present, he is a full professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Iowa State University, and the director of Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Science Laboratory. The current research in his laboratory includes 2D atomic-layer interface energy transport, energy transport in proteins, and new nanoscale thermal probing to achieve atomic-level resolution. He is the inaugural recipient of the Viskanta Fellow of Purdue University in recognition of his independent and innovative research in the field of thermal sciences. He is an associate fellow of AIAA and fellow of ASME.
Published Online: 2015-03-05
Published in Print: 2015-12-01