Highlights

July 11-14, 2016: Dr. Roberts attends the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference to present work by ChangJin and Tanner in Washington, D.C.

July 7, 2016: David's work is published in AIMS Materials Science. The paper can be found here.

June 3, 2016: Ben White succesfully defends his Masters Thesis!

June 1, 2016: nTEL welcomes Amir Behbahanian as it's newest member. Amir will be pursuing a PhD.

May 6-7, 2016: nTEL congratulates Matthew Ralphs, ChangJin Choi, Emma Davis, Sam Driggs, and David Wood along with all the other USU graduates.

April 18, 2016: Dr. Roberts visits PNNL with Drs. Berke, Liu, and Munro.

March 28-31, 2016: Praveen attends and presents at the MRS spring meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

March 17, 2016: Matt succesfully defends his Masters Thesis!

February 15-17, 2016: Dr. Roberts attends the TMS meeting in Nashville, TN.

February 3, 2016: nTEL enjoys a day on the slopes together.

January 23, 2016: ChangJin's work is published in the International Journal of Thermal Sciences. The paper can be found here.

December 17, 2015: ChangJin successfully defense his PhD!

December 7, 2015: Dr. Roberts visits BYU.

December 3, 2015: nTEL hosts Dr. Brian Iverson from BYU for a lab visit and to give a seminar.

November 16-19, 2015: Dr. Roberts and Matthew Ralphs attend IMECE in Houston, TX where Matt presents his reserach on thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube enhanced PDMS.

November 9-11, 2015: Dr. Roberts attends the ANS Conference in Washington, DC.

October 13, 2015: Dr. Roberts, Aarthi Ramesh, Benjamin White, ChangJin Choi, and Praveen Medisetti attend NanoUtah at the University of Utah

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September 15, 2015: Dr. Roberts is the recipient of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Enhancement Grant with PI Heng Ban and Co-PI Ryan Berke.

September 1, 2015: ChangJin's work using NEMD to study fundamentals of phonon contributions to thermal boundary conductance from lattice and mass mismatch and defects was published in AIP Advances. The paper can be found here.

August 26, 2015: Dr. Roberts is awarded an Energy Research Triangle Award in a collaboration with PI Taylor Sparks at the University of Utah and Co-PI Matt Jones at Brigham Young University to study Optimization of Tunable Thermoelectric Generators for efficient thermal energy harvesting.

August 1, 2015: Dr. Roberts is part of a team with PI Ryan Berke, Co-PI Heng Ban, Co-PI Thomas Fronk, and Co-PI Ling Liu awarded a Department of Energy - Nuclear Energy University Partnership Infrastructure Grant.

July 14, 2015: nTEL visited Idaho National Lab.

July 8, 2015: Dr. Roberts presents work by ChangJin Choi at InterPACK 2015.

June 8-11, 2015: nTEL hosts the Materials Science and Engineering through chocolate at USU Engineering State.

June 1-5, 2015: nTEL hosts two students from the Blanding Campus in the lab to learn about the processing and testing of composite materials.

May 11, 2015: Matt Ralphs begins his summer internship at Idaho National Lab.

May 5, 2015: nTEL welcomes a few new members to the lab: Daxi Zhang, Anson Wing, McCay Stoker, Sam Driggs, and Tanner Yorgason.

April 16, 2015: Emma Davis presents her recent results on graphene synthesis at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Spokane, WA.

April 9, 2015: ChangJin Choi presents his recent results on thermal boundary conductance at the MRS Spring meeting in San Francisco, CA.

December 20, 2014: Congratulations to Emma Davis and David Wood for both receiving Engineering Undergraduate Research Program Awards!

December 15, 2014: Congratulations to Ben White on his awarded CNMS Proposal: CNMS2015-148: Directed Assembly of Nickel Silicide Nanoparticles Through Liquid Phase Dewetting Mechanisms as a Substrate for CNT Growth.

October 13, 2014: nTEL is well represented at nanoUtah 2014 with poster presentations from ChangJin Choi, Alyssa John, Ben White, and David Wood.

July 10, 2014: nTEL was awarded two USU RGS Assistantships to support research in collaboration with T.C. Shen in Physics and Marc Maguire in Civil and Environmental Engineering to study carbon nanotube composite materials.

June 10-11, 2014: nTEL organized a challenge session at USU's Engineering State aimed at introducing high school students to Materials Science and Engineering through the polymorphism and processing of chocolate.

May 7, 2014: Prof. Roberts was awarded the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from ORAU to support research on the study of thermal boundary resistance from mass- and lattice-difference scattering.

May 5, 2014: nTEL welcomes four new members to the lab: Emma Davis, Albert Latham, Ben White and David Wood.

May 3, 2014: nTEL congratulates and says goodbye to two recent graduates Tyson Kesler and Bailey Swanson. Best of luck to both of you as you move on. nTEL also congratulates all of USU's 2014 graduates!.

About nTEL

The nanoscale Thermal Energy Lab is directed by Prof. Nick Roberts of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University. Our goal is to understand and predict thermal energy transport in nanostructured materials to apply to energy conversion, storage, and management. For an overview of the lab please check out our lab poster.

Prospective students

We are always looking for quality students to join our group. Prospectives students should contact Nick Roberts for information about upcoming projects.