Gang Chen
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Research Interests

Micro- and nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion with applications in thermoelectrics, photonics, and microelectronics; nano-mechanical devices and micro-electro-mechanical systems; radiation and electromagnetic metamaterials.

Teaching Interests

Heat transfer, thermodynamics, micro/nano transport and technology, radiation.


B.S., 1984, M.S. 1987, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; 1993 Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Honors and Awards

ASME Fellow, 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, 2002-2003 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1994 Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Heat Transfer, 1994-1997 Warren Faculty Scholar, Duke University, 1996-1997 Fellowship, K.C. Wong Education Foundation, 1989-1992

Professional Activities

Co-Editor: Annual Review of Heat Transfer Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials Editor: Microscale Thermophysical Engineering Editor: Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience

Associate Editor: Journal of Heat Transfer (2002-2005)

Guest Editor: Materials Science and Engineering A (2000) Chair, Advisory Board, ASME Nanotechnology Institute Member: Advisory Committee, Applied Science Center, Academia Sinica


flag Science and Technology for a Clean Energy Future
as author at  MIT Energy Short Course,
together with: Yang Shao-Horn, Emanuel M. Sachs, Yet-Ming Chiang, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Jeffrey P. Freidberg, Rafael Reif,