Welcome!

The Nano-Thermal-Mechanical Engineering Lab is led by Dr. Yan Wang, assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. We strive to understand thermal/mechanical processes and energy transport and conversion processes over a wide spectrum of time and length scales; design micro/nanomaterials and structures for thermal management and thermoelectric applications; develop theoretical and computational approaches to model and simulate thermal/mechanical processes in nanostructures.

Mission and Goals

Thermal transport and thermal-mechanical processes at the nano-scale heavily impacts a wide variety of thermal and non-thermal applications, such as thermoelectric energy generation, phase change memory, and thermal management in nano-electronics and solar cells. For instance, as electronic devices and structures continuously shrink down to the nano-scale regime, their thermal and mechanical properties are dramatically modified, and the imposed aggressive thermal conditions and detailed micro-/nano-structures become increasingly vital. In order to design materials and devices for various applications, we strive to understand thermal/mechanical processes and energy transport and conversion processes over a wide spectrum of time and length scales.

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We are always interested in recruiting highly motivated students with a background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, solid state physics, material science, or any related area. In addition to potential PhD students, we always welcome motivated undergraduate students, master's students, visiting scholars and postdocs to join our group. For more information, please contact Dr. Wang directly.

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