Teaching:

Fall 2014: MAE/CENG 221A: Heat Transfer

Spring 2014: MAE 254/MATS 256: Materials for Energy Applications

Winter 2014: MAE 119: Intro. Renewable Energy

Fall 2013: MAE 101C: Heat Transfer

Spring 2013: MAE 254/MATS 256: Materials for Energy Applications

Fall 2012: MAE 101C: Heat Transfer

Spring 2012: MAE 225A: Nanoscale Heat Transfer; MAE 170: Experimental Technique

Winter 2012: MAE 119: Intro. Renewable Energy

Spring 2011: MAE 225A: Nanoscale Heat Transfer;

Winter 2011: MAE 118B: 21st Century Energy Technologies;

Fall 2010: MAE 170: Experimental Techniques

Winter 2010: MAE 118B: 21st Century Energy Technologies;

Outreach:

Our laboratory is open to high school, undergraduate and underrepresented students to gain research experience in the fields of nano-science and energy technologies. There are numerous education outreach programs available at UCSD to fulfill this purpose, including UCSD Research Scholar ,COSMOS, Faculty Mentor Program (FMP), and the McNair Program

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Chen or graduate students.

Here are some selected highlights of our recent outreach activities.


In Summer 2016, we hosted four students in our lab as part of the ENLACE program. The ENLACE program aims to encourage cross-border collaboration by pairing two high school students (one from each side of the border) in a science or engineering project for seven weeks. You can learn more about the ENLACE program on Prof. Olivia Graeve's website here.

Miranda Iriarte and Monica Alvarado worked with graduate student Jianlin Zheng on a project involving the measurement of thermal conductivity of polymer nanofibers

Juan Jesus Barron and Michelle Moreno worked with graduate student Lizzie Caldwell on a project involving improved materials for concentrating solar power


Caryssa Lim (left), a high school 'UCSD Research Scholar', presented her research in a poster session, along with her Mentor, Graduate student Matthew Wingert in July 2011


Brian McKenna's work was selected to present in 24th Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) in April 2011.