Welcome To The Multiscale Energy Transport, Conversion, and Storage (MEX) Lab

Our Mission:

Our research is to push the frontiers of thermal energy transport, conversion, and storage in complex systems to extremes. Specifically, we are interested in fundamental problems in solid materials and heterostructures at extreme conductions with extreme thermal transport properties, such as ultra-high temperatures (1000-3000 °C), ultra-low temperatures (-270 °C), ultra-high thermal conductivity (2000 W/mK), ultra-low thermal conductivity (<0.01 W/mK), ultra-high power density, and ultra-fast energy transfer rate, from the atomic level to human scale. We aim to solve the long-standing thermal challenges in thermal management, thermal barrier coatings, thermoelectric energy harvesting, thermal insulation of buildings envelopes, etc.

Past, present and future research in the lab.

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Meet the team and learn lab openings.

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Listing of published research papers.

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