Tianli Feng

Tianli Feng is an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. Before his current appointment, he was an R&D Associate Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

Email: tianli.feng@utah.edu


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, 2021 -
  • R&D Associate Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2020 - 2021
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2019 - 2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vanderbilt University (work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory), 2017 - 2019


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2013
  • B.S., Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011

Editorial Service

  • Editorial board member, Energy and Environment Focus, American Scientific Publisher. (Open-access, Free of Charge)
  • Early-Career Editorial board member, ES Energy & Environment, a journal of Engineered Science.
  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, Special Issue: “Thermal Transport in Semiconductors and Interfaces”, 2020-2021.
  • Guest Editor, Crystals, Special Issue: “Nanoscale Thermal Transport and Thermal-mechanical Phenomena”, 2020-2021.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Nanotechnology, Hindawi, 2018.

Janak Tiwari

Janak is a Ph.D. Candidate in our group. He received his M.S. degree from the University of Mississippi, 2021.