Group News


Oct, 2018: Sunmi was selected to attend the "Asian Deans Forum 2018: The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop".

August, 2018: Qingyang attended the International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC) in Beijing, China, and Presented a paper entitled "High heat flux and stable boiling heat transfer through nanoporous membranes".

July, 2018: Shuang Cui defended her PhD thesis and will be a Postdoc at NREL. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Cui!

July, 2018: Qingyang passed his senate exam and is now a PhD candidate, congratulations!

June, 2018: We won a DOE-Gen3 award to develop a thermal characterization tool for Gen3-CSP materials. see the new releases from JSOE .

June, 2018: Qingyang won a ITherm 2018 Outstanding Poster Award in the Component-Level Thermal Management Track.

June, 2018: Sunmi passed her senate exam and is a now a PhD candidate, congratulations!

May, 2018: Sunmi's paper on organic/inorganic hybrid thermoelectrics in J. Appl. Phys.

May, 2018: Jianlin successfully defended his doctoral thesis, and will join Dell (Texas) in June. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Zheng!

April, 2018: Paper by Sunmi is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Physics papers in 2017.

April, 2018: Qingyang's paper on boiling heat transfer in published in Nano Lett.


Aug, 2017: Welcome Prof. Lin Chen from NCEPU to join our group as a visiting scholar.

Aug, 2017: Shuang's paper on thermal conductivity measurement of Tungsten plasma facing materials in Journal of Nuclear Materials..

Aug, 2017: Sunmi's paper on printable all-inorganic thermoelectric films on fabrics is published in Sci. Rep.

May, 2017: Shuang passed her senate exam, congratulations!

Jan, 2017: Welcome a visiting Ph.D. student, Yuchao Hua from Tsinghua Univerisity.

Jan, 2017: Soonshin and Jianlin's paper on high thermal conductivity in amorphous silicon nanostructures is published in ACS Nano


Sep, 2016: Welcome a visiting Ph.D student, Eunjeong Kim from Hanyang University.

June, 2016: Ed successfully defended his doctoral thesis, and will join Intel (Portland, OR) in July. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. Dechaumphai!

March 30, 2016: Lizzie won a Best Poster Award in MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

March 2016: Matt defended his doctoral thesis, and will join Prof. Garay group at UCSD as a postdoc.

March 2016: Matt received the MAE Distinguished Graduate Student Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarly publications.


June 2015: JSOE news release on our ATTACH project.

June 2015: BBC report on our black paint as durable solar absorbing materials.

May 2015: Renkun is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective July 1st, 2015.

Mar. 2015: Matt's paper is published in Nano Lett., congratulations Matt!

Mar. 2015: Our work on durable solar absorbing materials was featured in BBC Radio (about 11 mins in).

Jan 2015: Paper by Jianlin, Matt, and Ed is one of the most accessed in  Rev. Sci. Instrum. in 2014.


Dec. 2014: Jaeyun's paper on durable black oxide solar absorbing material is published in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells.

Nov. 1, 2014: Our work on durable high-temperature solar absorbing materials, published in the trio papers in the journal Nano Energy, has been highlighted in several news outlets: JSOE, UT San Diego, ScienceDaily,

Sep. 15, 2014: Ed's work on sub-picoWatt resolution calorimetry is published in Rev. Sci. Instrum. We showed an unprecedented resolution of 0.26 pW at room temperature.

Sep. 1, 2014: Sunmi joined the group as a doctoral student, welcome!

Aug. 2014: We welcomed several visiting students/scholars: Ms. Ze Zhang (undergraduate student from Tsinghua University), Zhenqiang Ye (PhD student from Tsinghua), Dr. Shuyuan Zhao (Assist. Prof. from Harbin Institute of Technology).

Aug. 19, 2014: Shuang passed her qualifying exam, congratulations!

Aug. 15, 2014: Ed won the 2014-2015 competitive scholarship from Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) program of $7,500. Following Matt (in 2013-2014), Ed is the second group member winning this prestigious scholarship.

Aug. 7, 2014: Ed passed his senate exam and advanced to Ph.D candidancy, congratulations!

July 2014: Former MS graduate Taylor Yuen joined Raytheon (Plano, TX)

July 7, 2014: Jaeyun defended her doctoral thesis, and will start as an Assistant Professor in the ME department at Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas in August. Congratulations and good luck, Dr. and Prof. Moon!

June 10, 2014: Jaeyun's paper is published in Nano Energy, congratulations Jaeyun!

April 30, 2014: Matt's paper is published in Nanoscale, congratulations Matt!

April 14, 2014: Ed's paper is published in Nano Lett., congratulations Ed!

April 13, 2014: Ed's paper is published in J. Nucl. Mater., congratulations Ed!


We missed a lot of news. but no news is good news!


Nov. 2009: The Group started; Jaeyun joined the group as the first doctoral student.