Welcome to Nanoscale Heat Transfer Laboratory (PI: Seungha Shin, PhD)!

We study nanoscale energy transport and conversion based on a fundamental examination of the roles of these four principal carriers, which are phonon (p), electron (e), fluid particle (f) and photon (ph). Our research aims at providing better understanding and solutions to various energy transport and conversion challenges involving thermal energy.

We study this research area with theoretical and numerical approaches employing multiphysics (classical to quantum) and multiscale simulations encompassing ab initio (simulation using first principles of quantum mechanics), molecular dynamics (simulating physical movement of atoms), and bolzmann or mesoscale simulations (using the continuum transport equation of energy carriers).

We now focus on thermal energy transport and conversion in nonequilibrium, heterostructures (interfaces, molecular junctions), graphene, and energy conversion devices (solar cell, fuel cell, etc.) and thermophysical properties in various systems such as graphene-based materials and nanostructures (nanowire, nanoparticles, etc.)

Contact Information:

Seungha Shin, Ph.D.
514 Dougherty Engineering Building Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering, The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996 USA
Voice: 865-974-7886
Email: sshin@utk.edu

Last Updated: September 8, 2017