Welcome to the Nano-Electronics and Advanced Materials (NEAM) Research Lab.  Our research focuses on the nanoscale energy transport and its applications in advanced materials and nano-electronic devices, as a combination of theoretical and experimental studies.

We welcome undergraduates, especially minority students, to work part time in our lab under the guidance from graduate students. Reasonable compensation for your efforts will be offered.  A summer intern will be considered for qualified students. However, international students are not considered due to the visa and other issues.

Research Assistantship or postdoc positions will be posted when they are available. 


November 18, 2022

ES Materials & Manufacturing received a tracked CiteScore of 14.8 on Scopus.

July 21, 2022

Sien Wang passed his PhD defense. Congratulations!

March 29, 2022

ES Materials & Manufacturing is finally Scopus indexed.

December 21, 2020

Dr. Hao was among the 70 Invitational Fellows for Research in Japan for Year 2021.

August 24, 2020

Dr. Hao was selected as the inaugural class of Craig M. Berge Dean's Fellows.

May 5, 2020

Yue Xiao passed his PhD defense. Congratulations!

April 10, 2019

Dongchao Xu passed his PhD defense. Congratulations!

December 20, 2017

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on thermal studies of GaN devices during the 18th Conference on Compound and Semiconducting Materials, Microwave Devices, and Optoelectronic Devices in China (Xiamen, China). Thank Prof. Xiaoliang Wang for the invitation!

October 3, 2017

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on thermal studies of nanoporous materials during the 232nd ECS Meeting (National Harbor, Maryland).

June 27, 2017

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on graphene research during the 2017 Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (Jeju Island, South Korea).

May 2, 2017

Dr. Hao was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.

Feb 23, 2017

Dr. Hao received the NSF CAREER Award for research on grain-boundary thermal transport.

May 27, 2016

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on electrothermal studies of GaN devices during the 3rd International Conference on Phononics and Thermal Energy Science, held at Xi’an Jiao Tong University. Thank Prof. Ronggui Yang for the invitation!

Oct 13, 2015

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on thermoelectrics during the 2015 ECS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Thanks Prof. Renkun Chen for the invitation!

May 8, 2015

Dr. Hao gave a seminar and visited Prof. Xiaoliang Wang's lab at the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China). Thanks Prof. Wang for the invitation!

May 5, 2015

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on broad search of thermoelectric materials during the 2015 Energy Materials and Nanotechnology conference (Phuket, Thailand).

Feb 2, 2015

Prof. Amit Kohli joined our group as a visiting scholar, welcome!

Jan 20, 2015

Dr. Hao received the AFOSR Young Investigator Award for research on the transport property studies of graphene.

July 1, 2014

Dr. Hao gave an invited talk on the heat generation and conduction studies of Li-ion batteries on the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit & Exhibition, Shechtman International Symposium (Cancun, Mexico). Thanks to Prof. Katerina Aifantis for the invitation!