We missed a lot of updates in the past.
2020-3: Our collaborative work with Prof. Junqiao Wu's group at Berkeley is accepted by Advanced Science.
2020-2: Our collaborative work with Dr. Sahu's group at NYU is accepted by Nature Communications.
2020-1: Ze and Ming's work on high thermal boundary conductance is accepted by Journal of Applied Physics. Congrats!
2019-12: Our collaborative work with Dr. Wang's group at IIT on photoSeebeck measurement is accepted by Advanced Electronic Materials. Congrats!
2019-12: Our collaborative work with Dr. Sahu's group at NYU is accepted by Nanoscale Advances. Ze did the thin film thermal conductivity measurement using the 3 omega instrument built up by him. Congrats, Ze!
2019-10: Rui Luo and Qiaomu Hu from ME joined in our lab as undergraduate student researcher. Welcome!
2019-09: Allyson, Kasey, Fernando, Justin, and Yohanes join in us as the smart meter team. They will build smart meter basing on their machine learning algorithms for energy disaggregation. Welcome, smart-meter team!
2019-8: Ming Liu from Peking University join in our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
2019-7: Ze Yang from Purdue University join in our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
2019-4: Our work on tuning the interfacial thermal conductance is published on Carbon.
2019-1: Our collaborative work with Dr. Sahu's group at NYU is published on ACS Applied Energy Materials. We did the thermal conductivity measurement using the TDTR technique.
2019-1: New semester. I am teaching the ME470 labs.
2018-12: Our work on thermal memristor is accepted by Journal of Applied Physics.
2019-1: The first semester. I am teaching the ME354 Heat Transfer.
2018-8: Arrive Hoboken. New Lab starts.
Selected Journal Publications, more details in Google Scholar
Current and former group members are listed in bold.
21. H. Liu, C. Yang, B. Wei, L. Jin, A. Alatas, A. Said, S. Tongay, F. Yang, A. Javey, J. Hong, and Junqiao Wu, Anomalously suppressed thermal conduction by electron-phonon coupling in tantalum disulfide, Advanced Science (2020). (link)
20. A. Sahu, B. Russ, M. Liu, F. Yang, E. Zaia, M. Gordon, J. Forster, Y. Zhang, M. Scott, K. Persson, N. Coates, R. Segalman, and J. Urban, In-situ resonant band engineering of solution-processed semiconductors generates high performance n-type thermoelectric nano-inks. Vol. 11, 1191 Nature Communications (2020)
19. Z. Wei, Z. Yang, M. Liu, H. Wu, and F. Yang*, Thermal Boundary Conductance Between High Thermal Conductivity Boron Arsenide and Silicon, Journal of Applied Physics ,Vol. 127, 055105 (2020). (link)
18. Z. Pan, Z. Zhu, J. Wilcox, J. Urban, F. Yang*, and H. Wang*, Tackling challenges in Seebeck coefficient measurement of ultra-high resistance samples with an AC Technique. Advanced Electronic Materials, 1901340 (2019) (link)
17. N. Chen, M. Scimeca, S. Paul, S. Hafiz, Z. Yang, X. Liu, F. Yang, D. Ko, A. Sahu, High-performance thermoelectric silver selenide thin films cation exchanged from a copper selenide template, Nanoscale Advances, Vol. 2, 368 (2019) (link)
16. M. Scimeca, F. Yang, E. Zaia, L. Chen, P. Zhao, M. Gordon, J. Forster, Y. Liu, J. Guo, J. Urban, A. Sahu, Low-Cost, Scalable Process for Improved Power Factor in Cu2Se Thin Films at Room Temperature, ACS Applied Energy Materials, Vol. 14, 10, 2019. (link)
15. F. Yang, M. Gordon, and J. Urban, Theoretical framework of the thermal memristor via a solid-state phase change material. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 144, 106, 2019. (link)
14. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen, Tuning the interfacial thermal conductance via the anisotropic elastic properties of graphite. Carbon, Vol. 144, 109, 2019. (link)
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13. H. Kang, F. Yang, and J. Urban, Thermal Rectification via Heterojunctions of Solid-State Phase-Change Materials. Physics Review Applied, Vol. 10, 024034, 2018.(link)
12. W. Zheng, F. Li, G. Li, Y. Liang, X. Ji, F. Yang, Z. Zhang, and F. Huang, Laser tuning in van der Waals crystals. ACS Nano, Vol. 12, 2001, 2018.(link)
11. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen, Tunable anisotropic thermal conductivity and elastic properties in intercalated graphite via lithium. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 122, 1447, 2018.(link)
10. S. Lee#, K. Hippalgaonkar#, F. Yang#, J. Hong#, C. Ko, J. Suh, J. Urban, X. Zhang, S. Hartnoll, C. Dames, O. Delaire, and J. Wu, Anomalously low electronic thermal conductivity in metallic vanadium dioxide, Science, Vol. 355, 371, 2017. (link)
This work has been reported by LBL news, etc.
This work is rated as the No.1 science story of LBNL in 2017!
9. A. Ruminski#, F. Yang#, E. Cho, E. Anderson, T. Johnson, J. Silber, C. Haber, and J. Urban, Geometric analysis of enhanced thermal conductivity in epoxy composites, physica status solidi a, Vol. 214, 1600368, 2017. (link)
8. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen, Thermal transport properties of all-sp2 three-dimensional graphene: anisotropy, size and pressure effects. Carbon, Vol. 113, 212, 2016. (link)
2015 and Before
7. S. Lee#, F. Yang#, J. Suh, S. Yang, Y. Lee, G. Li, H. Choe, A. Suslu, Y. Chen, C. Ko, J. Park, K. Liu, J. Li, K. Hippalgaonkar, J. Urban, S. Tongay, J. Wu, Anisotropic in-plane thermal conductivity of black phosphorus nanoribbons, Nature Communications, Vol. 6, 8573, 2015. (link)
6. E. Cho, N. Coates, J. Forster, A. Ruminski, B. Russ, A. Sahu, F. Yang, J. Urban, Engineering Synergy: Energy and Mass Transport in Hybrid Nanomaterials, Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, 5744, 2015. (link)
5. J. Suh, K.Yu, D. Fu, X. Liu, F. Yang, J. Fan, D. Smith, Y. Zhang, J. Furdyna, C. Dames, W. Walukiewicz, and J. Wu, Simultaneous enhancement of electrical conductivity and thermopower in Bi2Te3 by native defects, Advanced Materials, Vol. 27, 3681, 2015. (link)
4. F. Yang and C. Dames, Heating frequency dependent thermal conductivity, Physical Review B, Vol. 91, 165311, 2015. (link)
3. F. Yang and C. Dames, Mean free path spectra as a tool to understand thermal conductivity in bulk and nanostructures. Physical Review B, Vol. 87, 035437, 2013. (link)
2. F. Yang, T. Ikeda, G. J. Snyder, and C. Dames, Effective thermal conductivity of polycrystalline materials with randomly oriented superlattice grains, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 108, 034310, 2010. (link)
1. F. Yang, R. Zheng, Properties of Optical phonons in Zn1−x−yMgyBexSe Quaternary Mixed Crystal. Solid State Communications, Vol. 141, 555, 2007. (link)
# indicates equally contribution.
F. Yang, “Thermal transport properties in 2D materials”, invited chapter in Synthesis, Modelling and Characterization of 2D Materials and Their Heterostructures, Springer, 2019.
Fan Yang (Principle Investigator)
Dr. Fan Yang is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. with major in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in the fall of 2014. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. between 2015 and 2018.
His current research interests include understanding phonon mean free path spectroscopy of solids in both length and time scales, thermal transport in nanostructures, interface thermal transport, photo-thermoelectrics and thermoelectrics in hybrid materials, with both theoretical and experimental method. Outside of lab, He is an avid cyclist. He once rode from SF all the way to LA along highway 1.
Bio: Ze Yang received his B.E degree in Energy and Power Engineering at Beihang University and his M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Before he came to Stevens, his research focused on the transport and the dynamics of charged droplets.
Bio: Ming Liu received his B.S. degree in School of Physics at Shangdong University and his M.S. degree in Institute of Condensed Matter Physics at Peking University.
Vaishnavi is working on machine learning based inter molecular development
Nirmal is a mechanical engineering student.
Ian is a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Ryan is a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Jiaqi is a junior at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Andrew is a sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in software Engineering.
Qiaomu is a mechanical engineer. He works on building up the cut-bar tool for thermal conductivity measurement.
Rui is a mechanical engineer. He works on thermal conductivity measurement using 3-omega method.
Undergraduate Senior Design Team
Allyson P Clark
Allyson is a senior at Stevens Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Analytics. As a member of the co-op program, she has completed nearly two years of internship experience in biomedical product design, commercial HVAC design, and energy data analytics. When she graduates from Stevens in May 2020, she will begin her full-time career in the Digital Engineering Group at Arup, developing software tools to optimize building and transportation design.
Fernando is an electrical engineer. He is making hardware for the Energy Management System.
Justin B Thompson
Justin is an electrical engineer. He is also making hardware for the Energy Management System.
Kasey E Suszko
Kasey is a mechanical engineer. Her research interests are energy disaggregation using machine learning algorithms.
Yohanes S Gunarso
Yohanes is a software engineer. He makes various awesome APPs and develops various machine learning algorithms.
Senior design team (2018.9-2019.5): Topic: Wearable thermoelectrics
Thermal transport phenomena at the interface of energy conversion, materials science, and nanotechnology.
Machine learning on nanoscale heat transfer
We use various machine learning methods to develop the intermolecular potentials and apply them in molecular, lattice dynamics, and multiscale simulations.
Electrical and fabrication for thermal properties measurement
We built up electrical measurement method for thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient, including
Optical pump probe method in frequency domain
We are capable of building up frequency domain thermoreflectance, which with capability of measuring thermal conductivity and thermal interface conductance.
"If you are to do important work then you must work on the right problem at the right time in the right way."
We have several openings.
Ph.D. and M.S. Students
We are currently looking highly motivated students to join our group. We are particularly interested in students with background in one or more of the following directions: heat transfer, solid state physics, materials science & engineering, or optics. Please contact Prof. Fan Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV, transcripts, GRE scores (TOEFL if international students), and contacts of references within one PDF file.
Visiting Scholars and Students
We are also interested in prospective, self-supported graduate students and visiting scholars with scholarships.