Current Members:

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholars:

Graduate Students:   

Mr. Yaomin Cai, PhD candidacy 2016, 2015 - now

Research direction:  Radiation Heat Transfer for Solar Energy Harvesting

 

Mr. Yi Nan, PhD candidacy 2016, 2015 - now

Research direction:  Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Nanofluids for Solar Energy

Mr. Yihua Hao, PhD candidacy 2018, 2016 - now

Research direction:  Opt-Mechatronics for Ultrafine Sensing

 

Mr. Hang Zhang, PhD candidacy 2018, 2017 – now

Research direction: Thermal Photonics with Metamaterials

 

Mr. Min Jue, PhD candidacy 2018, 2017 – now

Research direction: MD Simulation in Phase-Change Heat Transfer

 

Mr. Hongxiang Cao, PhD student, 2017 - now

 

Mr. Chun Lau, MEng student, 2017 – now

 

Mr. Jin Seok Park, MEng student, 2017 – now

 

Mr. Chengxia You, MEng student (part-time)

 

Undergraduate Students:

Mr. Zachary Billingham, Aresty Research Fellow

DMS Team G3: Madelyn Hutton, Rolando Juarez, Jared Lal, Jay Modi, Grishma Shah, Mark Whittaker

DMS Team G4: Daniel Bouliga, Ryan Kim, Michael Parry, Shaun Spitzer, Migguel Valdez

 

Students’ Achievements:

·       Hang Zhang was admitted with a Rutgers Graduate Fellowship for 2017-2018

·       Yi Nan was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2017-2021

·       Yihua Hao was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2017-2021

·       Yaomin Cai was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2015-2019

·       Dr. Brian Hunter was bestowed the Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award for 2014

·       Matthew Frenkel received an NJSGC Graduate Fellowship, 2014

·       Ricardo Diaz received DuBois Fellowship for 2013 2014

·       Undergraduate Aresty Fellow Ms. Guan Guo attends the graduate school of Stanford University, 2012

·       Dr. Lei Huang was bestowed an Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award, School of Engineering, 2012

·       Brian Hunter received a prestigious SMART Scholarship Award from ASEE/DoD, 2011 2014

·       Marlon Avellan received a Diversity Fellowship, 2011-2012

·       Undergraduate student Herbert Silva attends the graduate school of Stanford University, 2011

·       Brian Hunter received DuBois Fellowship for 2009 2010

·       Jian Jiao received Rutgers Conference Travel Award- November 2009

·       Huan Huang received Rutgers Conference Travel Award- November 2009

·       Lei Huang received 2009 SPIE Optics+Photonics Travel Grant for SPIE Student Chapter Leadership workshop, SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 2~6, 2009, San Diego, CA

·       Qiulin Ma received 2009 SPIE Optics+Photonics Travel Grant for SPIE Student Chapter Leadership workshop, SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 2~6, 2009, San Diego, CA

·       Jian Jiao received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2007-2008

·       Haiyong Quan received SPIE Student Travel Contingency Grant for Optics East 2005, 23-26 October 2005, Boston, MA

·       Kyunghan Kim Received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2004-2005

·       Haiyong Quan received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2003-2004

·       Siew Kan Wan (first place) and Kyunghan Kim (third place) won the Student Best Paper and Presentation Competition 2002, the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) to USA/ Greater New York Chapter. Rutgers University, July 20, 2002

 

Photo Gallery:

Rutgers President Barchi bestowed Dr. Guo the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research on May 3, 2018.

Ricardo Diaz’s PhD defense on April 10, 2018. Photo 2

Matthew Frenkel’s PhD dissertation defense on July 20, 2016. Photo 2.

Brian Hunter’s PhD dissertation defense on April 1, 2014. Photo 2.

DMS Show on April 30, 2012.

Gathering on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gathering on February 3, 2011 (Chinese New Year).

Gathering of some lab and family members and friends on May 24, 2010.

Lunch party of some lab and family members and friends on May 24, 2010.

Lab members in Sept. 2008: Jian Jiao, Eddie Huang, James Guo, Lei Huang, Kyungham Kim, Leon Wang.

Lei Huang’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 30, 2011. Photo 2

Jian Jiao’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 28, 2011. Photo 2.

Eddie’s Ph.D. defense on May 20, 2010.

Kyungham’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 29, 2008.

Haiyong’s Ph.D. defense on May 26, 2006.

 

 

Former Members:

Graduate Students:

Dr. Ricardo Diaz, Sept. 2013 – May 2018

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2018

Dissertation: “Molecular Dynamics Studies of Nanoscale Evaporation and Pool Boiling Heat Transfer on Modified Surfaces.”

 

Dr. Matthew E. Frenkel, August 2011 – July 2016

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2016

Dissertation: “Fabrication and Performance Analysis of On-Chip Optical Whispering-Gallery Mode Resonators for Dynamic Thermal Sensing.”

Position after graduation:  Tenure-track, NYU

 

Dr. Brian Hunter, April 2010 – May 2014

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2014

Dissertation: “On Scattering Anisotropy for Accurate Modeling of Radiative Transfer.”

Position after graduation:  ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

 

Dr. Lei Huang, Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2011

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2011

Dissertation: “Optical Whispering-Gallery Mode Spectroscopy for the Study of Molecule Adsorption and Desorption.”

Position after graduation:  Product and Development Engineer, OFS, Connecticut.

 

Dr. Jian Jiao, Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2011

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2011

Dissertation: “Simulation of Laser-Tissue Thermal Interaction and Plasma-Mediated Ablation.”

Position after graduation: Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Owens-Illinois Inc., Perrysburg, OH.

 

Dr. Huan (Eddie) Huang, July 2007 – May 2010

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2010

Dissertation: “Polymer and Tissue Separation and Micro/Nano-Fabrication via Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Plasma-Mediated Ablation.”

Position:  Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Apple, CA.

 

Dr. Qiulin Ma (co-advised with Tobias Rossmann), in lab during Sept. 2006 – June 2010, at Rutgers Sept. 2005 – June 2010.

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October, 2010

Dissertation: “Fabrication, Characterization and Sensor Applications of Optical Whispering Gallery Mode Coupling System.”

Position after graduation: Sr. Scientist, Heraeus, GA.

 

Dr. Kyunghan Kim, Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2007

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2008

Dissertation: “The Thermal Response of Biological Tissue Subjected to Short-Pulsed Irradiations.”

Position (2007-2009): Senior Scientist, Princeton Biomeditech, Princeton, NJ.

Current position: Sr. Scientist, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Taejon, South Korea.

Dr. Haiyong Quan, July 2002 – May 2006

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2006

Dissertation: “Characterization of Optical Whispering Gallery Mode Resonance and Applications.”

Position: Sr. Geophysicist, Exxon Mobil.

Mr. Fengyi Ren, Master of Engineering, 2016-2018

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jan. 2018

Project: Six Degree Robot Analysis, Design and Simulation

 

Mr. Harshul Gupta, Master of Engineering, 2016-2017

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Oct. 2017

Project: Design of a Lightweight Anthropomorphic Arm for Service Application

 

Mr. Yi Nan, Master of Engineering, 2015-2017

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2017

Project: Analyses of Optical Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles

 

Mr. Yihua Hao, Master of Engineering, 2016-2017

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2017

Project: Fabrication and Performance Analysis of Whispering-Gallery Mode Sensor for Monitoring Superconductors

 

Mr. Noman Rafi, Master of Engineering, 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2017

Project: Modeling of Flow and Heat Transfer in a Prismatic Water-Filled Louver for Solar Energy Harvesting

 

Mr. Asif Ismail, Master of Engineering, 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2017

Project: A Study on Public Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emission in USA

 

Mr. Chethan C. Acharya, Master of Engineering, 2015 - 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016

Project: Modeling of Steam Flow and Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Duct

 

Mr. Malav Ashara, Master student, 2015

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2016

Project: A Modeling Study of Building Energy.

 

Mr. Marlon Avellan, Master student, 2011 - 2013

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2016

Project: “Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Cold Cell Using a Solid Cryogen for a Whispering Gallery Mode Optical System.

 

Ms. Yuxiao Zhou, MS student, 2012 - 2015

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2015

Thesis: Collimated Solar Energy Allocation in Smart Window Using Monte Carlo Ray-Tracing Method.

 

Mr. Xiaoliang Wang, Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2008

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2008

Thesis: Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Surface Processing and Decontamination.

Position after graduation: Sales Engineer, Rolls Royce Marine-Bergen Engine, Norway.

 

Mr. Siew-Kan (Eric) Wan, Sept. 2002 - June 2004
M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2004

            Thesis: “Applications of Monte Carlo Method in Novel Biomedical Imaging and Cerebral Blood Oxygenation Monitoring.”
Position after graduation:  Mechanical Engineer, Continental Electric Motor, Newark, NJ.

 

Mr. Kyunghan Kim, Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2003

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2003

Thesis: “Radiation Heat Transfer in Tissue Welding and Soldering With Ultrashort Pulsed Laser.”

 

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Lei Xu, 2004-2005

CTO at Enlight Technologies, Inc.

Research project: Laser-Based Digital Imaging and Molecular Sensing.

 

Dr. Masato Akamatsu, JSPS Fellow (March 2010 – Feb. 2011)

Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan

Research direction: Heat Transfer in Biological Tissues

 

Dr. Yan Qiu, CSC Scholar (April 2011- April 2012)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, China

Research direction:  Heat Transfer Enhancement Methodologies.

 

Dr. Jifen Wang, Shanghai Higher Education Commission (July 2012 – July 2013):

Professor and Dean, Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China

 

Dr.. Qiuwang Wang, CSC Senior Scholar (Dec. 2012 – June 2013)

Professor and Vice Dean, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

 

Dr. Jinghua Han, CSC Scholar (August 2013 – August 2014)

Associate Professor, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

 

Dr. Meixia Wang, CSC Scholar (September 2013 – September 2014)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250061, China.

 

Dr. Brian Hunter, SMART Fellow (May 2014 – July 2014)

 

Dr. Yanmin Wang, Visiting Scholar (May 2014 – May 2015)

Associate Professor, School of of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, JiangSu, China.

 

Dr. Yasong Sun, CSC Scholar (November 2014 – November 2015)

Associate Professor, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China.

 

Dr. Guoqing Shi, Visiting Scholar (Nov. 2014 – March 2016)

Associate Professor, School of of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, JiangSu, China.

 

Dr. Yun Guo, CSC Scholar (August 2014 – February 2016)

Associate Professor, College of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China.

 

Dr. Yuetao Shi, CSC Scholar (May 2015 – April 2016)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250061, China.