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) 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


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. 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
  • Postdoctoral associate Dr. Guoping Xiong and PhD student Arpan Kundu ... have co-authored a short book titled Thermal Effects in Supercapacitors, which is part of the series SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science.  
    Posted Jul 25, 2015, 11:59 AM by Tim Fisher
  • Postdoctoral associate Dr. Ritu Gupta ... has accepted a faculty position at the Indian Institute of Technology - Jodhpur in the Chemistry department and Centre for Energy. 
    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 12:02 PM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD graduate Wei Zhang's paper ... on atomistic Green's functions  with collaborator Dr. Natalio Mingo is among the top ten most cited papers in the journal Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B (Fundamentals), based on citations ...
    Posted May 22, 2015, 4:07 AM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD student Sridhar Sadasivam ... has been selected to receive the Drs. Helen and Marvin Adelberg Fellowship from Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering.
    Posted May 15, 2015, 6:09 PM by Tim Fisher
  • Former postdoc Dr. T. Bhuvana ... has joined the faculty of the mechanical engineering department at IIT-Kanpur as an INSPIRE Faculty Fellow.
    Posted Apr 1, 2015, 7:56 AM by Tim Fisher
  • PhD student Jeff Engerer ... has been selected to receive the 2015 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching by Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering.
    Posted Mar 4, 2015, 12:55 PM 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.