Multiple PhD/postdoc positions open for 2021
We have multiple PhD/postdoc position openings for Spring/Fall 2021. Please check the Openings page of on our website for details.
About the Principal Investigator
Dr. Yan Wang, an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering, joined 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 in 2010. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award and the 2021 NSF CAREER Award. More Details
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Mailing Address: 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557-0312
About the Nano-Thermal-Mechanical Engineering (NTME) Lab
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 various thermal and mechanical applications, for instance, thermal interface materials, thermal barrier coatings, and thermoelectric materials; develop theoretical and computational approaches to model and simulate complex thermal and mechanical processes for energy applications and advanced manufacturing. More Details
Mission and Goals: Thermal transport and thermal-mechanical processes at the nano-scale heavily impact a wide variety of thermal and non-thermal applications, such as thermoelectric energy generation, phase change memory, thermal management in nano-electronics and solar cells, and advanced manufacturing. For instance, as electronic devices 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. Thus, we strive to understand thermal/mechanical processes and energy transport and conversion processes over a wide spectrum of time and length scales, so that we can develop innovative strategies and materials for enhancing the above applications.
Funded Projects: We are currently supported by four NSF awards, including Dr. Wang's NSF CAREER Award, one ACS PRF award, and one grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. You can find some details of our research projects HERE. We are actively looking for motivated graduate students and postdocs to join us in exploring various aspects of thermal transport, laser manufacturing, and device development. See the best ways to reach us HERE.
About the University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship institution of Nevada. The University is classified among the highest "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" universities by the Carnegie Classification. The University has a beautiful campus and was designated a state arboretum by the 1985 Nevada Legislature.
About the Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe Area
The Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe area is famous for its variety of recreational activities, including skiing, hiking, camping, and sightseeing. Reno is about 40 mins to Lake Tahoe, 2hrs to Sacramento, 3 hrs to Yosemite National Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park, and 4 hrs to San Francisco with fantastic sceneries on the way. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport has direct flights to many major cities in the US. Click to learn more about the fantastic Reno-Tahoe area.