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Microscale Thermophysics Engineering Laboratory

The DMTR Lab also has the facilities for our measurements and synthesis:

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Frequency domain thermoreflectance (FDTR) for the measurement of thermal transport properties. The working principle (left panel) and the FDTR facility (right panel).

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Freeze dryer for the materials synthesis

Note: we only list the most important facilities in our lab. All the other necessary facilities for our experiments can be found in our Lab, MTPC, and NFF at HKUST. 

News of our Lab:
 
RPG students Yixin Xu, Guang Wang, Hongzhao Fan, Jiawang Li, Xing Xiang, Qinqin He, Chunye Ma, Lingyi Guo, Wenxiang Liu and Prof. Zhou have participated in The International Symposium on Multiscale Simulations of Thermophysics-2024 (MSTP-2024). All the students presented their work. Prof. Zhou delivered an invited talk. (May. 24-27, 2024)​

RPG students Yixin Xu, Guang Wang, Hongzhao Fan, Jiawang Li, Xing Xiang, Qinqin He, Chunye Ma, Lingyi Guo, Wenxiang Liu and Prof. Zhou have participated the 27th HKSTAM Annual Conference cum 19th Jiangsu-HK Forum. All the students presented their work. Guang has been awarded the 
Excellent Presentation Award.  (May. 04, 2024)​

 
Prof. Zhou is invited to be an editorial member of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials Theory. (Apr. 10, 2024)​

Our project "Understanding the Thermal Properties of Porous Crystals for Gas Fuel Storage" was awarded by the HKUST-HKUST(GZ) 20 for 20 Cross-campus Collaborative Research Scheme. We appreciate the support from HKUST and HKUST(GZ). (Feb. 07, 2024)​
 
Prof. Zhou was invited to present our lab's focus at Huawei's materials workshop in Hong Kong SAR. (Dec. 15, 2023)

Our project "Design and Manipulate the Interfacial Thermal Transport of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors" was awarded by the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation. We appreciate the support from GDNSF. (Dec. 04, 2023)

PhD candidates Haozhao Fan and Xing Xiang will present their recent work at The 9th Asian Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. (Dec. 03, 2023)

Prof. Zhou was invited to present our lab's focus at the 6th WLA forum in Shanghai. (Nov. 07, 2023)

PhD candidates
Yixin Xu, Guang Wang and Prof. Zhou have presented our recent progress at ASME IMECE2023 in New Orleans. Yixin Xu was also awarded the Best Student Presentation. Congrats Yixin!  (Nov. 02, 2023)

Mr. Wenxiang Liu joins MTE Lab as an RA and a perspective PhD student next year. Herzlich Willkommen, Wenxiang! (Oct. 01, 2023)

Three students Qinqin He, Chunye Ma and Lingyi Guo join in MTE Lab as Ph.D. students. Herzlich Willkommen, Qinqin, Chunye and Lingyi! (Aug. 08, 2023)

Our project "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of Thermal Transport Properties of Hybrid Crystals" was awarded by the Research Grant Council. We appreciate the support from RGC. (July 01, 2023)

Xing Xiang has successfully passed the PQE and become a Ph.D. candidate formally. Congrats, Xing. (Jun. 19, 2023)

Hongzhao Fan has successfully passed the PQE and become a Ph.D. candidate formally. Congrats, Hongzhao. (Jun. 15, 2023)


Three RPG students Yixin Xu (3rd year), Guang Wang (3rd year) and Xing Xiang (2nd year) are awarded the Redbird Scholarship from HKUST. This is the 3rd time for Yixin, 2nd time for Guang and 1st time for Xing to have this credit. (Jun. 13, 2023)

Prof. Zhou is invited to give a talk "Thermal Transport in Complicated Systems: Algorithm and Applications" at The Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Chongqing. (Jun. 09, 2023)

RPG students Yixin Xu, Hongzhao Fan and Prof. Zhou have participated in The 3rd International Symposium on Multiscale Simulations of Thermophysics. Yixin a
nd Hongzhao presented their work. (Jun. 02, 2023) 

Prof. Ming Hu (Prof. Zhou's Ph.D. supervisor) from the University of South Carolina visited us and gave a seminar "Harnessing Principal Energy Carriers by Machine Learning". (Jun. 01, 2023)
 
Our project "Zero-Energy Passive Evaporative Cooling Coating" is awarded by the Frontier Technology Research for Joint Institutes with Industry Scheme. We thank the support from Kaisa Group Holdings.  (May 30, 2023)
 
Our project "Energy-Saving Passive Evaporative Eco-Cooling Paint" is awarded by the Environmental and Protection Department and also selected by Woo Wheelock Green Fund for joint support. We appreciate the support from EPD. (May 02, 2023)

Prof. Jun Liu from the North Carolina State University visited us and gave a seminar "Understanding Transport Phenomena at Nanoscale: Water, Energy, and Quantum Information". (Apr. 19, 2023)

RPG students Yixin Xu, Guang Wang, Hongzhao Fan, Jiawang Li, Xing Xiang, Qinqin He and Prof. Zhou have participated the 26th HKSTAM Annual Conference cum 18th Shanghai-HK Forum. Yixin, Guang, Xing and Hongzhao presented their work. Guang and Xing have been awarded the Excellent Presentation Award.  (Apr. 11, 2023)

My
first female
perspective Ph.D. student Qinqin He joins MTE lab as a part-time research assistant. Herzlich Willkommen, Qinqin! (23/03/2023)

 
Our project "Thermal Transport in Superionic Thermoelectrics" is awarded by the State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization at Zhejiang University. We appreciate the support from ZhejiangU. (Mar. 02, 2023)

We did not update the news of our lab, but no news is a good news.

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