Gang Chen

Principal Investigator

Gang Chen
  • Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering
  • Director of Pappalardo Micro and Nano Engineering Laboratories






Administrative Contact: 

Keke Xu
Phone: 617.715.2309

Research Interests: 

Micro- and nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion with applications in thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, and microelectronics; nano-mechanical devices and micro-electro-mechanical systems; radiation and electromagnetic metamaterials, nanoengineered high thermal conductivity polymers and liquids.

Teaching Interests: 

Heat transfer, thermodynamics, micro/nano transport and technology, radiation.


B.S., 1984, M.S. 1987, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;
1993 Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Selected Honors and Awards: 

Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, 2009-
ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 2008
R&D 100 Award, 2008
Best paper award, Julius Spring Forum on Applied Physics, 2008
Honorary Professor, Huanan University of Science and Technology, 2007
Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor, 2006-2009
ASME Fellow, 2006
Best Paper Award, InterPACk, 2005
Guggenheim Fellow, 2002-2003
National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1994
Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Heat Transfer, 1994-1997
Warren Faculty Scholar, Duke University, 1996-1997
Fellowship, K.C. Wong Education Foundation, 1989-1992

Professional Activities: 

Director, DOE EFRC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC Center), 2009
Co-Editor: Annual Review of Heat Transfer
Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials
Editor: Microscale Thermophysical Engineering
Editor: Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Associate Editor: Journal of Heat Transfer (2002-2005)
Guest Editor: Materials Science and Engineering A (2000)
Chair, Advisory Board, ASME Nanotechnology Institute
Member: Advisory Committee, Applied Science Center, Academia Sinica