Thermal Transport Across Hard-soft Material Interfaces This research direction aims at understanding and manipulating thermal transport across hard-soft material interfaces using combined atomistic simulations and pump-probe measurements.
Thermal Transport Across Hard-soft Material Interfaces
Thermal Rectification using Polymer Fibers In this research, we show unprecedented thermal rectification can be achieved using polymer fibers with sharp phase transition behavior.
Thermal Rectification using Polymer Fibers
Water Droplets in Directional Solvent This study aims at understanding the water droplet formation in directional solvents for water treatment applications.
Water Droplets in Directional Solvent
Manipulating Thermal Transport in Photovoltaic Polymers Through side chain engineering and compositing.
Manipulating Thermal Transport in Photovoltaic Polymers
Fundamental Understanding of the Role of Chemical Functionalization on the Thermal Conductivity of Graphene
 Fundamental Understanding of the Role of Chemical Functionalization on the Thermal Conductivity of Graphene

Welcome to the Molecular-level Energy and Mass Transport Laboratory (MEMT)

We study the fundamental physics of energy and mass transport from the molecular-level and apply the knowledge towards engineering materials with tailored thermal properties, improving the energy conversion efficiency of energy devices, and designing molecules and system for an innovative water desalination technology - Directional Solvent Extraction.

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Energy Transport ResearchEnergy Transport

Thermal energy transport exists in very corner of the world, ranging from renewable energy systems to electronic devices. Our research in this field aims at understanding the fundamentals of thermal transport in materials and structures and applying our knowledge to improve energy efficiency and electronics performance.

Mass Transport ResearchMass Transport

Our research in mass transport focuses on understanding the solubility and diffusion behavior of mixtures of organic solvent, water and salts with the targeted application of water treatment using directional solvent extraction.

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Teng Zhang to receive the CRC Award for Computational Science and Visualization
Teng Zhang to receive the CRC Award for Computational Science and Visualization
April 14, 2016

Forth year graduate student, Teng Zhang, from the MEMT group will receive the CRC Award for Computational Science and Visualization.

PhD position available for Spring 2016 (or Fall 2016)
PhD position available for Spring 2016 (or Fall 2016)
October 12, 2015

The MEMT lab is looking for a student to study thermal transport in soft materials such as liquids and polymers. It is desirable that the student has background in in chemistry, chemical engineering or polymer science and engineering. The position is for Spring 2016. Students who will make the Fall 2016 admission will be considered if his/her background is very strong.

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