• Team

    Richard Zhang (张紫浩)

    Principal Investigator

    Hometown: Melbourne, FL, USA

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT (2010)

    M.S. and Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech (2015)

    Staff Engineer, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA (2015-2017)

     

     

    Ken Araki

    Ph.D. Student

    Hometown: Takasaki, Japan / San Diego, CA

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Niigata University (2019)

     

    Research Interests: Photonic gratings

    Project: Radiative emission tuning using plasmonic graphene-metal gratings

    Micah Vallin

    M.S./Ph.D. Student

    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (2017)

    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UNT (Expected Dec. 2019)

     

    Research Interests: Nanomaterials, phonon dynamics, and computational optimization

    Project: Thermal conductivity of phase transition nanomaterials

    Partially funded by US AFOSR

    Morgan Blankenship

    M.S. Student

    Hometown: Aubrey, TX

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Texas (2018)

    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UNT (Expected Dec. 2019)

     

    Research Interests: Quantum computing, nanoscale energy transfer, and drones

    Project: Near-field radiative heat transfer between Hall conductance layers

    Ethan Cramer

    Senior/Grad Track Student

    Hometown: Prosper, TX

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Texas (Expected Spring 2020)

     

    Research Interests: Waste heat recovery, renewable energy, and thermoelectric materials

    Project: Exceptional thermal-electrical properties of semiconductor nanowires

    Alumni

    1. Anton Yorzh, M.S. (2019)