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

Thermal Effects in Supercapacitors
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(primary) 2027A Birck Nanotech. Center; 
(secondary) 3174 ME Building
Office Hours:
Spring 2016, in 3174 ME Bldg, MWF 0930-1030
Mailing Address: 
Purdue University
Birck Center
1205 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907  USA


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

  • The scientific art of postdocs Drs. Guoping Xiong & Chandra Rout ... was featured in ACS Chemistry & Engineering News.
    Posted Jan 16, 2016, 3:48 AM by Tim Fisher
  • Our work on roll-to-roll manufacturing ... was featured as one of the Memorable Photographs of 2015 by Purdue photographers. 
    Posted Dec 22, 2015, 5:17 AM by Tim Fisher
  • New Challenges for Thermal Management ... highlighted in a review paper, recently available online, by collaborating researchers of the Center for Integrated Thermal Management of Aerospace Vehicles (CITMAV).  
    Posted Nov 16, 2015, 7:35 PM by Tim Fisher
  • Postdoctoral associate Dr. Guoping Xiong's ... paper on microsupercapacitors in collaboration with Profs. Irazoqui and Reifenberger groups has been selected as the "Best of Energy Technology" (top 10) for 2014 by the journal Energy Technology
    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 6:44 AM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD student Kimberly Saviers ...has been selected to the Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) program through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 3:09 PM by Tim Fisher
  • Postdoctoral associate Dr. Guoping Xiong and visiting PhD student Pingge He ... co-authored our second open-access 'Frontiers' article, with collaborators at Pingge's home institution (Central South Univ., China). The Frontiers Collaborative Review process is proving to be quite compelling ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:55 PM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD graduate Dr. Baratunde Cola ... has been selected as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow at MIT, on leave from Georgia Tech for the 2015-16 academic year. 
    Posted Aug 29, 2015, 4:33 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 can be taken in self-paced mode without a registration fee (i.e., free).

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.

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