Nanoscale Energy Transport Group
Thermofluids & Heat Transfer Research and Education
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas, USA
PI Biographical Sketch
Dr. Richard Z. Zhang
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).