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. [CV]


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Laia Ferrer Argemi

Ph.D. Candidate
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. Candidate
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.


Zongqing Ren

Zongqing Ren

Ph.D. 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. Candidate
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.


Jonathan Sullivan

Ph.D. Student
jmsulliv@uci.edu

 

Jonathan received his dual B.S in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine in 2017, and he is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include nanomaterials, micro/nanoscale heat transport, thermoelectrics, and radiative heat transfer. His current research project involves modeling radiative heat transfer by porous nanomaterials. He is supported by the Departmental Fellowship.


Xiao Nie

Ph.D. Student
xnie2@uci.edu

 

Xiao received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2016 and his M.S. in Materials Engineering at University of Southern California in 2018, and is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine. His research interests include nanomaterials, radiative heat transfer, and micro/nanoscale heat transport. His current project investigates engineered materials for radiative thermal management. He is supported by the Departmental Fellowship.


 Ashkan Sadeghifard

Undergraduate Student
ashkans1@uci.edu

 

Ashkan is pursuing his B.S in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Irvine as undergraduate Senior. His research interests include nanomaterials, radiative heat transfer, and micro/nanoscale heat transport. His current project investigates engineered materials for radiative thermal management, and this work is supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.


Youngjae Yoo

Visiting Scholar
youngjae.yoo@uci.edu

 

Youngjae Yoo received his B.S and M.S in Chemical Engineering from Sogang University in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He then worked for five years as a researcher in Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT). Youngjae received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. His Ph.D focused on multiphase polymer nanocomposites for automotive applications. Since then, he has been working as a principal research scientist at KRICT. His research interests include functional polymer hybrids, polymer structure/properties, polymerization and polymer processing.


Andrew Vollero

High School Student
andrew.vollero@smes.org

 

Andrew is currently a high school senior at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. Since June 2018, he has been working with Anirudh in the NTER lab on a project that studies bio-inspired designs to help optimize radiative heat transfer. His research interests include radiative cooling and optical properties of nanostructures.