Micro and Nanoscale Energy Laboratory

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Publications

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, and Yi Zheng,Near-field Radiative Heat Transfer: Theory and Applications”, Nanoscale Energy Transport: Emerging Phenomena, Methods and Application. Editor Bolin Liao. IOP Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2018.
  2. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, and Yi Zheng,Photonic Metamaterials: Controlling Nanoscale Radiative Thermal Transport”, Heat Transfer. Editor Konstantin Volkov. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, 2018, ISBN 978-953-51-6114-1.
  3. Yi Zheng, “Thermal Radiative Wavelength Selectivity of Nanostructured Layered Media”, Nanoscaled Films and Layers. Editor László Nánai. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, 2017, ISBN 978-953-51-5299-6.
  4. Yi Zheng, “Fluctuational Electrodynamics: Momentum, Energy and Entropy Transport”, Scholar’s Press, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-639-66685-4.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS                                                      

  1. Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, Lijuan Qian, Matt Ricci, Otto Gregory, Gang Xiao, and Yi Zheng*, “Tunable Wavelength Selectivity of Photonic Metamaterials-based Thermal Devices”, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 9(3), 032708, 2019.
  2. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, Matt Ricci, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng*, “Performance Enhancement of Near-field Thermoradiative Devices Using Hyperbolic Metamaterials”, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 9(3), 032706, 2019.
  3. Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, Lijuan Qian, Matt Ricci, Otto Gregory, Gang Xiao, and Yi Zheng*, “Near-infrared Optics of Nanoparticles Embedded Silica Thin Films”, Optics Express, 2019
  4. Alok Ghanekar, Matt Ricci, Yanpei Tian, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng*, “Strain-induced Modulation of Near-field Radiative Transfer”, Applied Physics Letters, 112, 241104, 2018.
  5. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, Matt Ricci, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng*, “Dynamic Optical Response of SU-8 upon UV Treatment”, Optical Materials Express, 8 (7), pp. 2017-2025, 2018.
  6. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, Matt Ricci, Sinong Zhang, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng*, “Near-field Thermal Rectification Devices Using Phase Change Periodic Nanostructure”, Optics Express, 26 (2), pp. A209-A218, 2018.
  7. Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, Lijuan Qian, Matt Ricci, Mikhail Hyde, Otto Gregory, Gang Xiao, Yi Zheng*, “Tunable Wavelength Selectivity of Metamaterials in Near-field and Far-field Radiative Thermal Transport”, Materials, 11(5), 862, 2018.
  8. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, Sinong Zhang, Yali Cui, and Yi Zheng*, “Mie-Metamaterials Based Thermal Emitter For Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Systems”, Materials, 10 (8), 885, 2017.
  9. Alok Ghanekar, Gang Xiao, and Yi Zheng, “High Contrast Far-field Radiative Thermal Diode”, Scientific Reports, 7, 6339, 2017.
  10. Alok Ghanekar, Mingdi Sun, Zongqin Zhang, and Yi Zheng, “Optimal Design of Wavelength Selective Thermal Emitter for Thermophotovoltaic Applications”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Application, 10(1), 011004, 2017.
  11. Zongqin Zhang, Chang Liu, D.M.L. Meyer, Weixing Zhang and Yi Zheng, “Streaming and PCM Microcapsules Based Mini/Micro Heat Spreader”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 9, 021002, 2017.
  12. Alok Ghanekar, Jun Ji and Yi Zheng, “High-Rectification Thermal Diode Using Phase Change Periodic Nanostructure”, Applied Physics Letters, 109, 123106, 2016.
  13.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin and Yi Zheng, “A Novel and Efficient Mie-metamaterial Thermal Emitter for Thermophotovoltaic Systems”, Optics Express, 24 (10), A868-A877, 2016.
  14.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin, Junwei Su, Hongwei Sun and Yi Zheng, “Role of Nanoparticles in Wavelength Selectivity of Multilayered Structures in the Far-field and Near-field Regimes”, Optics Express, 23 (19), A1129-A1139, 2015.
  15.  Yi Zheng, Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin and Fabian Liebscher, “Casimir Effect Modified Surface Energy of A Nanocavity in Homogeneous Media”, Annalen der Physik, 527 (7-8), 499-506, 2015.
  16.  Yi Zheng, “A Generalization of Electromagnetic Fluctuation-Induced Casimir Energy”, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, 198657, 2015.
  17.  Yi Zheng and Alok Ghanekar, “Radiative Energy and Momentum Transfer for Various Spherical Shapes: A Single Sphere, A Bubble, A Spherical Shell and A Coated Sphere”, Journal of Applied Physics, 117,064314, 2015.
  18.  Braden Czapla, Yi Zheng, Karthik Sasihithlu and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Non-surface Polaritonic Peaks in Near-field Radiative Transfer”, ASME IMECE, 37192, 2014.
  19.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Patch Contribution to Near-field Radiative Energy Transfer and van der Waals Force between Two Half-spaces”, Physical Review A, 89, 022512, 2014.
  20.  Arvind Narayanaswamy and Yi Zheng, “Theory of Thermal Nonequilibrium Entropy in Near-field Thermal Radiation”, Physical Review B, 88, 075412, 2013.
  21.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “van der Waals Energy and Pressure in Dissipative Media: Fluctuational Electrodynamics and Mode Summation”, Physical Review A, 88, 012502, 2013.
  22.  Arvind Narayanaswamy and Yi Zheng, “A Green’s Function Formalism of Energy and Momentum Transfer in Fluctuational Electrodynamics”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 132, 12-21, 2014.
  23.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Lifshitz Theory of van der Waals Pressure in Dissipative Media”, Physical Review A 83, 042504, 2011.
  24.  Yi Zheng, Yuan Zhang and Junqiang Hu, “Analyses of Microdroplet Formation and Neutralization Effect in Pulsatile Drug Delivery Based on Electrohydrodynamic Method”, Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 4, 320-327, 2013.
  25.  Ying Dong, Wei Gao, Yi Zheng and Zheng You, “Electrothermal Driving Microcantilever Resonator as A Platform for Chemical Gas Sensing”, Tsinghua Science and Technology, Vol. 15, Issues 5, 481-488, October 2010.
  26.  Ying Dong, Wei Gao, Yi Zheng and Zheng You, “Characterization of The Gas Sensors Based on Polymer-coated Resonant Microcantilevers for The Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds”, Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol. 671, Issues 1-2, 85-91, June 2010.
  27.  Ying Dong, Wei Gao, Yi Zheng and Zheng You, “Microcantilever Sensor for The Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds”, Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 95, March 2010.
  28. Yi Zheng and Tianjian Hu, “Numerical Solution of Two-dimensional Steady-state Heat Conduction Fin”, Machinery, Vol. 10, 37-40, 2008.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PRESENTATIONS       ORAL TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Matthew Ricci, Bernard Munge, and Yi Zheng, “A PDMS Elastomer-based Microfluidic Platform for Aqueous Chemical Sensing”, 2nd Annual Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR Research Symposium, Kingston, RI, April 2018.
  2. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, and Yi Zheng, “High Contrast Photonic Thermal Diode”, TFEC-2018-21960, ASTFE 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2018.
  3. Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, and Yi Zheng, “Experimental Investigation of Mie-Metamaterial-based Thermal Emitters for Thermophotovoltaics”, TFEC-2018-21882, ASTFE 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2018.
  4. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, and Yi Zheng, “Mie-metamaterial Enhanced Wavelength Selective Thermal Emitter for Near-field Thermophotovoltaic Systems”, ASME-IMECE2017-71499, Tampa, FL, November 2017.
  5. Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, and Yi Zheng, “Radiative Thermal Diode with Enhanced Rectification”, ASME-IMECE2017-72783, Tampa, FL, November 2017.
  6. Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “High Contrast Near-Field Rectification Device Using Phase Change Periodic Gratings”, International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Daejeon, Korea, June 2017.
  7. Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “Novel Thermal Emitter For Photovoltaic Applications”, TFESC2016-18707, Las Vegas, NV, April 2017.
  8. Aidan J Bradley, Wesley C. Caruso, Alok Ghanekar, Yi Zheng, Charles V. Thangaraj and Benjamin D. McPheron*, “Development of Low Cost Device for In-Situ Algae Monitoring”, IEEE MIT Research and Technology, 2016.
  9. Alok Ghanekar, Jun Ji, Mingdi Sun, Zongquin Zhang and Yi Zheng, “Enhanced Thermal Rectification of Near-field Thermal Diode Using Surface Gratings”, ASME-IMECE2016, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2016.
  10. Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin and Yi Zheng, “A Novel Thermal Emitter for Thermophotovoltaic Applications”, ASME-IMECE2016, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2016.
  11.  Aidan J Bradley, Wesley C. Caruso, Alok Ghanekar, Yi Zheng, Charles V. Thangaraj and Benjamin D. McPheron, Development of Low Cost Device for In-Situ Algae Monitoring, IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference, Cambridge, MA, November, 2016.
  12.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “A Mie-metamaterial Based Thermal Emitter for TPV Applications”, ASME-HT2016- 7123, Washington, D.C., July, 2016.
  13.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “High Thermal Rectification Diode Using Phase Change Material”, ASME-HT2016-7124, Washington, D.C., July, 2016.
  14.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin, Zongqin Zhang, Mingdi Sun and Yi Zheng, “Spectral Tuning of Radiative Heat Transfer Using Nanoparticles”, ASME-HT2016-7493, Washington, D.C., July, 2016.
  15.  Alok Ghanekar, Weixing Zhang, Zongqin Zhang and Yi Zheng, “Selective Emission Properties and vdW Energy of Micro/nano-sized Spherical Shapes”, ASME-HT2016- 7494, Washington, D.C., July, 2016.
  16.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin, Junwei Su, Hongwei Sun and Yi Zheng, “An Investigation into Role of Nanoparticles in the Thermal Emission from Multiplayer Structures”, TFESC2015- 12855, New York City, NY, August 2015.
  17.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “Calculation of Emissivity and Near-field Radiative Heat Transfer for Multi-layered Structures”, TFESC2015- 12854, New York, NY, August, 2015.
  18.  Yi Zheng and Alok Ghanekar, “Fluctuation Induced Radiative Transfer and van der Waals Force for Spherical Shapes”, TFESC2015- 12853, New York City, NY, August 2015.
  19.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “Selective Emission Spectrum and Surface Energy of Various Micro/Nano-Sized Spherical Shapes”, ASME-IMECE2015, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  20.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng, “Role of Nanoparticles in Wavelength Selective Near-Field and Far-Field Radiative Transfer”, ASME-IMECE2015, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  21.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin, Hongwei Sun and Yi Zheng, “Role of Nanoparticles in Wavelength Selective Near-field and Far-field Radiative Transfer”, ASME-IMECE2015-53905, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  22.  Braden Czapla, Yi Zheng, Karthik Sasihithlu and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Non-surface Polaritonic Peaks in Near-field Radiative Transfer”, ASME-IMECE2014, Montreal, Quebec, CA, November, 2014.
  23.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Demystifying Lifsthitz’ Theory of van der Waals Adhesion”, ASME-IMECE2014, Montreal, Quebec, CA, November, 2014.
  24.  Arvind Narayanaswamy and Yi Zheng, “How Do Different Parts of A Half-space Contribute to Near-field Radiative Energy Transfer and Van der Waals Pressure”, 2nd International Workshop on Micro-Nano Thermal Radiation, Shanghai, China, June, 2014.
  25.  Arvind Narayanaswamy and Yi Zheng, “Non-equilibrium Entropy in Near-field Thermal Radiation, 2nd International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation”, Shanghai, China, June, 2014.
  26.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Near-field Thermal Radiative Energy and Entropy Transfer”, APS April Meeting, Savannah, GA, April, 2014.
  27.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Surface Patch Contribution to Near-field Thermal Radiation and van der Waals/Casimir Interactions”, ASME-IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, November, 2013.
  28.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Thermal Nonequilibrium Entropy Density and Flux in Near-field Thermal Radiation”, ASME-IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, November, 2013.
  29.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Momentum Transfer in Fluctuational Electrodynamics: van der Waals Energy and Pressure in Dissipative Planar Media”, ASME-IMECE2012, Houston, TX, November, 2012.
  30.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Thermal Non-Equilibrium Casimir-Lifshitz Force Between Multilayered Objects”, ASME-HT2012, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, July, 2012.
  31.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Lifshitz-van der Waals Pressure in Planar Multilayered Media with Dissipative Properties”, International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Sendai, Japan, May, 2012.
  32.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Thermal Non-Equilibrium van der Waals/Casimir Force Between Planar Multilayered Objects”, ASME-MNHMT2012, Atlanta, GA, March, 2012.
  33.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “A First-principles Method of Determining van der Waals Forces in A Dissipative Media”, ASME-MNHMT2012, Atlanta, GA, March, 2012.
  34.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Lifshitz theory of van der Waals Forces in Dissipative Media”, APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, March, 2012.
  35.  Yi Zheng, Karthik Sasihithlu, Ning Gu and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Dyadic Green’s Functions, Thermal Radiation, and Van Der Waals Forces”, MRS Spring meeting and Exhibits, Symposium BB, San Francisco, CA, April, 2011.

     POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin and Yi Zheng, “A Novel Thermal Emitter for Thermophotovoltaic Applications”, ASME-IMECE2016, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2016.
  2.  Alok Ghanekar, Jun Ji, Mingdi Sun, Zongqin Zhang and Yi Zheng, “Enhanced Thermal Rectification of Near-field Thermal Diode Using Surface Gratings”, ASME-IMECE2016, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2016.
  3.  Alok Ghanekar and Yi Zheng “Role of Nanoparticles In Wavelength Selective Near-Field And Far-Field Radiative Transfer”, ASME-IMECE2015, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  4.  Alok Ghanekarand Yi Zheng, “Selective Emission Spectrum and Surface Energy of Various Micro/Nano-sized Spherical Shapes”, ASME-IMECE2015-50957, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  5.  Alok Ghanekar, Laura Lin, Hongwei Sun and Yi Zheng, “Role of Nanoparticles in Wavelength Selective Near-field and Far-field Radiative Transfer”, ASME-IMECE2015-50954, Houston, TX, November, 2015.
  6.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Thermodynamic Analysis for Near-field Thermal Radiation”, ASME-IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, November, 2013.
  7.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Near-field Thermal Radiation between Two Planar Surfaces and Application to Curved Surfaces”, ASME-IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, November, 2013.
  8.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “Thermodynamic Analysis for Near-field Thermal Radiation: Energy and Entropy Transfer”, ASME-HT2013, Minneapolis, MN, July, 2013.
  9.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “How to Deal with van der Waals Energy and Pressure in Dissipative Media”, ASME-IMECE2012, Houston, TX, November, 2012.
  10.  Yi Zheng and Arvind Narayanaswamy, “A First-Principles Method of Determining van der Waals Forces in Dissipative Materials”, ASME-IMECE2011, Denver, CO, November, 2011.

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