nanoHUB-U course information and enrollment: Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale      

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Office: 
(primary) 2027A Birck Nanotech. Center; 
(secondary) 2197 ME Building
Office Hours:
Spring 2014 semester, MWF 8-9am, in BRK 2272
Mailing Address: 
Purdue University
Birck Center
1205 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057  USA

Overview

Welcome to our group's home page. We work on a broad range of problems, primarily involving transport processes by electrons, phonons, photons, and fluids. We seek to solve problems with high importance to applications in energy transport, conversion, and storage, that are relevant to major industrial segments (aerospace, micro/nanoelectronics, sensors).Some topics and methods of our research are summarized in the following graphic.
- Tim Fisher
  James G. Dwyer Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University





Research & News

  • PhD graduate Dr. Kyle Smith ... has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Mechanical Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 10:19 AM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD graduate Dr. Jonathan Claussen ... has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Iowa State University's Mechanical Engineering department.
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:22 PM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD graduate Dr. Aaron Franklin ... has accepted an Associate Professor position in Duke University's ECE department.
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:22 PM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD graduates Drs. Jonathan Claussen and Aaron Franklin ... and collaborator Prof. D.M. Porterfield are co-inventors of a newly issued patent "Electrochemical Biosensor," Patent #US 8, 715,981 B2.
    Posted May 6, 2014, 6:10 PM by Tim Fisher
  • The paper by PhD graduates Bara Cola and Jun Xu ... entitled "Contact mechanics and thermal conductance of carbon nanotube array interfaces" is among the most cited since 2009 in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 
    Posted Mar 8, 2014, 3:59 PM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD student Stephen Hodson ... has been named an IN-MaC Fellow by the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (http://www.purdue.edu/in-mac/). 
    Posted Oct 17, 2013, 4:12 AM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD student Stephen Hodson and graduate Dr. Baratunde Cola ... are co-inventors along with collaborators at the J. Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (Bangalore, India) of a newly issued patent, "Palladium Thiolate Bonding of Carbon Nanotubes," Patent #US8 ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2013, 8:21 AM by Tim Fisher
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Information for Prospective Students

Our research group is characterized by a passion for discovering, explaining, and developing new knowledge through persistent effort intelligently applied. Students seeking a research position with us are encouraged to review the admission guidelines provided by Purdue’s Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program. Qualified students should then review the other pages of this website to identify specific research topics of mutual interest. These topics should be highlighted in any correspondence and in application materials. Interested students would also benefit from studying the materials contained in my online nanoHUB-U course, Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale, which will soon transition into a self-paced mode without a registration fee (i.e., free).

All students who make specific inquiries based on the information above should expect to receive a reply, but responses during peak times might be delayed because of the high volume of inquiries.

India-US Joint Networked Centre

I also serve as an Adjunct Professor at the International Centre for Materials Science (ICMS), a companion organization to the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore, India. A new Joint Networked Centre on Nanomaterials for Energy established among partners JNCASR, Purdue, and GE Global Research (Bangalore) fosters ongoing collaborative research and exchanges of students and postdocs between ICMS/JNCASR, GE and the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The Joint Centre is sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. This effort seeks to harness the promising potential ofnanomaterials to address global energy challenges. For examples of the types of activities involved, please refer to a recent review paper, a workshop report posted on nanoHUB, and the Joint Centre's website. To become an exchange participant, please complete the online application.