People


jaeho-lee_5aJaeho Lee

Assistant Professor
jaeholee@uci.edu

Jaeho received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2012. His dissertation focused on nanoscale thermal phenomena in electronic devices and phase-change materials with Prof. Ken Goodson. Prior to joining UC Irvine in 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Prof. Peidong Yang. His research interests lie at the intersection of heat transfer and materials science, targeting an impact on novel devices in the areas of thermal management, thermoelectrics, and phononics.


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Laia Ferrer Argemi

Ph.D. Student
ferreral@uci.edu

 

Laia received her B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2014, and is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine. Her research interests include nanotechnology, thermal transport, thermoelectricity and space. Her current research project involves thermal characterization of carbon nanowires and superlattices, as well as the study of their application as thermoelectric materials. She is supported by the Balsells Fellowship.


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Ziqi Yu

Ph.D. Student
ziqiy3@uci.edu

 

Ziqi received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014, and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include micro/nano scale thermal transport, and fundamental and numerical study of thermal rectification. His current research project involves investigating microscale thermal diodes based on ballistic phonon transport and optimizing the geometry.


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Shiva Farzinazar

Ph.D. Student
sfarzina@uci.edu

 

Shiva received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2015, and is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine. Her research interests include nanomaterials, micro/nanoscale thermal transport and thermoelectric applications. Her current research project involves thermal modeling of 3D architected micro-lattices and thermal characterization of thermoelectric materials. She is supported by the Departmental Fellowship.


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Majed Madani

Master’s Student
majedm@uci.edu

 

Majed received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 2014, and is now pursuing his M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include nanoscale transport phenomena, nanomaterials, micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport. His current research project involves thermal metrology development and thermal characterization of semiconductor nanowires. He is supported by the King Abdullah Scholarship Program.


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Zongqing Ren

Master’s Student
zongqinr@uci.edu

 

Zongqing received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Tianjin University in 2015, and is now pursuing his M.S. in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include biomaterials, nanomaterials, micro/nanoscale heat transfer and thermoelectric cooling. His current research project involves thermal modeling of nanoarchitected materials and on-chip thermoelectric cooling.


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Anirudh Bharadwaj

Ph.D. Student
akbharad@uci.edu

 

Anirudh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy in 2014, and is now pursuing his M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include micro/nanoscale transport phenomena, radiative heat transfer, thermal optics and optical diagnostics. His current research project involves the applications of periodic nanostructures in the field of radiative transport. He is supported by the Samueli School of Engineering PhD Bridge Fellowship.