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Dr. Yan Wang
, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno 

Address: 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557-0312
Tel: (775) 784-6468 
Fax: (775) 784-1701 
Email: yanwang@unr.edu

Bio: Dr. Yan Wang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno as an assistant professor in 2016. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in 2016. Prior to his study at Purdue, he received a B.Sc. degree in Measurement and Control from the Department of Precision Instruments at Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2010. He also received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2010.


Education:


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering                                                                
2010-2016
School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

B.S. in Measurement and Control                                                               2006-2010 
Department of Precision Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

B.S. in Economics (second degree)                                                            2007-2010
School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China  


    Professional Experience:

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno        2016-present

    Graduate Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette    2010-2016


    Publications:

    • Refereed Journal Papers

    • Refereed Conference Proceedings
      • Y. Wang and X. Ruan, "An Evaluation of Energy Transfer Pathways in Thermal Transport AcrossSolid/Solid Interfaces," ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 14–19, 2013

      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, “Two-Temperature Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermal Transport Across Metal-Nonmetal Interfaces,” ASME MNHMT2012-75262, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012

      • Bo Qiu, Yan Wang, Qing Zhao, and Xiulin Ruan, “The effects of diameter and chirality in the thermal transport in free-standing and supported carbon-nanotubes,” ASME MNHMT 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012

      • Jiuning Hu, Yan Wang, Ajit Vallabhaneni, Xiulin Ruan and Yong Chen, "Tunable thermal transport and negative differential thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons," APS March Meeting 2012

      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, “Role of Edge Chirality and Isotope Doping in Thermal Transport and Thermal Rectification in Graphene Nanoribbons,” ASME paper IMECE2011- 63169, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011

      • Yan Wang, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, and Xiulin Ruan, "Necessary conditions for thermal rectification and negative differential thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons," 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit , San Francisco, April 2011


    Presentations:

      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on “Monte Carlo enabled spectral Boltzmann transport simulation for electron-phonon coupled thermal transport across metal-dielectric interfaces,” ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas
      • Yan Wang, Zexi Lu, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on “First-principles calculation of the electronic and lattice thermal conductivity of metals,” ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas 
      • Zexi Lu, Yan Wang, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on “Two-temperature Molecular Dynamics Simulation with Non-local and Regional Electron-phonon Coupling,” ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas
      • Yan Wang, Haoxiang Huang, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "Decomposition of coherent and incoherent phonon conduction in superlattice and random multilayers," ASME 2014 Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada
      • Yan Wang, Tianli Feng, Jingjing Shi, Zexi Lu, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "Mode-resolved Boltzmann transport simulation of electron-phonon coupled thermal transport in metal-dielectric heterojunctions," ASME 2014 Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada
      • Yan Wang, Rajib Paul, Timothy Fisher, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "Thermal transport in single-layer graphene doped with h-BN islands," ASME 2014 Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, Canada
      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "Phonon transport and electron-phonon coupled thermal transport in nanostructures," Nano TE/thermal Seminars, Purdue Univ., July 22, 2014
      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "An Evaluation of Energy Transfer Pathways in Thermal Transport Across Solid/Solid Interfaces," 2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, April 1-5, 2013, San Francisco, California
      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on “Two-Temperature Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermal Transport Across Metal-Nonmetal Interfaces,” ASME MNHMT2012-75262, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012.
      • Bo Qiu, Yan Wang, Qing Zhao, and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on "The effects of diameter and chirality in the thermal transport in free-standing and supported carbon-nanotubes," ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012
      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, poster on "Two-temperature molecular dynamics simulations of thermal transport across CNT-metal interfaces," AFOSR Thermal Sciences Annual Grantees Meeting, Sep 26, 27 and 28, 2011.
      • Yan Wang, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, and Xiulin Ruan, poster on "Negative differential thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons," US-India Nanomaterials for Energy Symposium at Purdue, April 2012.
      • Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, presentation on “Role of Edge Chirality and Isotope Doping in Thermal Transport and Thermal Rectification in Graphene Nanoribbons,” ASME paper IMECE2011- 63169, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011.
      • Yan Wang, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, and Xiulin Ruan, poster on "Necessary conditions for thermal rectification and negative differential thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons," 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit , San Francisco, April 2011.


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