Optical Engineering and Thermal Radiation
Integrated optics and thermal radiation heat transfer. Basic optics covers ray tracing, wave equation, layered media, and light-matter interactions. Its application to thermal radiation considers materials properties, view factors, and participating media.
Nanoscale Energy Transport
Graduate-level coverage of fundamental theories of carrier transport, from gases, electrons, photons, and phonons. The course explains phenomenological properties of materials and matter at condensed states within an engineering context.
Graduate/Senior-Level Advanced Math Methods
Introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) and numerical methods used to solve them. Other topics include series solutions, computational uncertainty, and conduction heat transfer.
Undergraduate Heat Transfer
Spring 2018 - Fall 2020
Core engineering course on energy physics and modes of heat transfer. Conceptual and analytical details on conduction, convection, and thermal radiation are taught.
Science Fair Project Mentoring
Science fair project was my favorite high school experience. I was a former winner in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), and semi-finalist in Siemens-Westinghouse Competition and Intel Science Talent Search. I continue to serve as judge in local, state, and international-level science fair competitions. High school students with passion and an idea for a science project are welcome to contact me for mentoring opportunities.
Summer Engineering Workshop
The UNT Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering is offering a summer workshop for high school students on discovering engineering. Students will be introduced to basic physics concepts and their hands-on application to devices and fun demonstrations. Participants can build an engine of their own and discover design aspects of engineering. Please contact Dr. Xiaohua Li (email@example.com) to register.