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

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

Tianshi Feng

MS Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Tianshi Joined the group in Fall 2018. He obtained his BS degree in Alternative Energy Science and Engineering at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2018. Tianshi is working on modeling and simulation in several different heat transfer problems.

Office: Room 263, EBU-II
Email:tif004@eng.ucsd.edu

Ka Man Chung

PhD Student
Materials Science & Engineering Program, UCSD
Ka Man joined the group in Fall 2018. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

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

Yu Pei

PhD Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Yu joined the group in Fall 2019. She obtained a B.S. in Thermal Engineering at Northeastern University (China) in 2016 and a M.S. in Engineering Thermo-physics at University of Since and Technology of China in 2019.

Office: Room 262, EBU-II
Email:y2pei@eng.ucsd.edu

Sarath Reddy Adapa

MS Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Sarath joined the group in Fall 2019. He obtained a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (India) in 2019.

Email:sadapa@eng.ucsd.edu

Xintong Zhang

MS Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Xintong joined the group in Fall 2020. He obtained his B.S. in the Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University (China) in 2019.

Email:xiz012@eng.ucsd.edu

Rachel Oelsner

Undergrad Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Rachel joined the group in Fall 2019 and is helping PhD Student, Ka Man, test the thermal conductivities of materials for use in high-temperature applications.

Email:roelsner@ucsd.edu


Alumni

Yang Shi

Sunmi Shin

Lizzie Rubin

Sahngki Hong

Shuang Cui

Jianlin Zheng

Jeongmin Kim

Soonshin Kwon

Evan Mueller

Yiming Chen

Sarah Schlossberg

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

Visiting PhD Student (17-19)

PhD Student (14-19)

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Postdoc (17-18)

Postdoc (15-17)

Undergrad Student (16-18)

Undergrad and MS Student (16-17)

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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)
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MS student (2010-11)
MS student (2010-11)

Harbin Inst. Tech. (Shenzhen)

Assistant Prof., NUS

ASML (San Diego, CA)

Illumina (San Diego, CA)

Postdoc at NREL

Dell Computers (Austin, TX)

Yonsei Univ. (S. Korea)

Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)

Grad Student at U Colorado, Boulder

Grad Student at UCSD

Grad Student at Northwestern

Mechanical Engineer at EtaGen
Working in industry
Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)
Grad Student at UCLA
Thermal Design Engineer at PsiQuantum
Assistant Prof., UNLV
Raytheon (Plano, TX)
Boeing
Teaching in Georgia
Intel Corp. (Portland, OR)
Samsung Electronics (Korea)