We are currently exploring the following key areas:

  • Thermal conduction in thin films and across interfaces.
  • Ultrafast and thermal processes in 1D and 2D nanomaterials.
  • Electronic and thermal transport in nanocomposites.
  • Novel integrated heat sinking and energy harvesting.
  • Nanostructured Control of thermal radiation/ Near-field thermal radiative transport.
  • Heating in nanoplasmonics.
  • Electromigration and thermal failure
  • Thermoelectrics and Thermogalvanics

Applications are in:

  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • High power high frequency electronics
  • Microphotonic components
  • Heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR)
  • Phase change memory