People


Principal Investigator

Renkun Chen

Associate Professor, UC San Diego
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2008
B.S. in Engineering Thermo-Physics, Tsinghua University, China, 2004

Prof. Renkun Chen joined the UCSD faculty in November 2009. Prior to joining UCSD, Chen did his doctoral work in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley from 2004-2008 and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, both working with Prof. Arun Majumdar

Office: Room 261, EBU-II
Tel: 858-822-7980 (O)
Email:rkchen@ucsd.edu


Graduate Students

Sahngki Hong

PhD Student
Materials Science & Engineering Program, UCSD
Sahngki joined the group in Fall 2013. He obtained his MS and BS degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Korea University, and then worked for Samsung Display prior to joining UCSD.

Office: Room 263, EBU-II
Email: sah039@eng.ucsd.edu

Sunmi Shin

PhD Student
Materials Science & Engineering Program, UCSD
Sunmi joined the group in Fall 2014. She obtained her MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University (Korea) in 2014 and 2011, respectively.

Office: Room 262, EBU-II
Email: sus025@eng.ucsd.edu

Lizzie Caldwell

PhD Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Lizzie joined the group in Fall 2015. She graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry in 2010.

Office: Room 376, EBU-II
Email: ebcaldwe@ucsd.edu

Qingyang Wang

PhD Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Qingyang joined the group in Fall 2015. He obtained a B.S. in Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University (China) in 2015. Qingyang is working on evaporative cooling.

Office: Room 262, EBU-II
Email: qingyangwang@eng.ucsd.edu

Jian Zeng

PhD Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Jian obtained both his BS and MS from the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering in South China University of Technology,China before joining the group in Fall 2017

Office: Room 263, EBU-II
Email:j9zeng@eng.ucsd.edu

Yang Shi

Visiting PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Yang joined the group in Fall 2017. She obtained her MS degrees in Thermal Engineering at Harbin Insititute of Technology (China) in 2016, and she continued her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the same school. She will stay for two years in the group working on nanoscale heat transfer.

Office: Room 262, EBU-II
Email:shiyanghitchina@outlook.com


Alumni

Shuang Cui

Jianlin Zheng

Evan Mueller

Yiming Chen

Yun Zhou

Sarah Schlossberg

Soonshin Kwon

Patrick Charles

Kristine McGrath

Edward dechaumphai

David Leung

Matthew Wingert

Ms. Jaeyun Moon

Taylor S. Yuen

Brian McKenna

Tyler Tucker

Cheng-Kai Li

Ms. Jongok Choi

PhD Student (13-18)

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Undergrad Student (16-18)

Undergrad and MS Student (16-17)

Staff Research Assistant (16-17)

Undergrad student (15-17)

Postdoc (15-17)

MS Student (15-16)

MS Student (15-16)

PhD Student (10-16)
Undergrad student (14-16)
PhD Student (10-16)
PhD Student (09-14)
MS Student (12-13)
Undergrad student (11-12)
Undergrad student (11-12)
MS student (2010-11)
MS student (2010-11)

Postdoc at NREL

Dell Computers (Austin, TX)

Grad Student at U Colorado, Boulder

Grad Student at UCSD

Grad Student at UCSD

Grad Student at Northwestern

Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)

Working in industry
Working in industry
Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)
Grad Student at UCLA
Postdoc at UCSD
Assistant Prof., UNLV
Raytheon (Plano, TX)
Boeing
Teaching in Georgia
Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)
Samsung Electronics (Korea)