We work on a broad range of problems, primarily involving transport processes by electrons, phonons, photons, and fluids. We seek to solve problems with high importance to applications in energy transport, conversion, and storage, that are relevant to major industrial segments (aerospace, micro/nanoelectronics, sensors).Some topics and methods of our research are summarized in the following graphic.
Our research group is characterized by a passion for discovering, explaining, and developing new knowledge through persistent effort intelligently applied. Students seeking a research position with us are encouraged to review the admission guidelines provided by UCLA’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program. Qualified students should then review the other pages of this website to identify specific research topics of mutual interest. These topics should be highlighted in any correspondence and in application materials. Interested students would also benefit from studying the materials contained in the online nanoHUB-U course, Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale, which can be taken in self-paced mode without a registration fee (i.e., free). Prospective students interested in more general information about life at UCLA and its surroundings might benefit from this series of posts.