• Nanoscale Energy Transport Group



    Thermofluids & Heat Transfer Research and Education

    University of North Texas

    Denton, Texas, USA

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    Dr. Richard Z. Zhang

    I am an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, USA.


    I received my Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I also hold MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). I was previously a Thermal Systems Engineer at the Aerospace Corporation, in sunny El Segundo, CA, USA.


    My research is focused on nanoscale energy transport and optics. I am particularly interested in nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanoparticles, and 2D materials), near-field tunneling (thermal rectification, probe microscopy, and infrared sensors), and aerospace applications (radiative coatings, photovoltaic devices, and spacecraft systems).

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