Ronggui Yang is the S.P. Chip and Lori Johnson Faculty Fellow and a professor of mechanical engineering directing the Nano-enabled Energy Conversion, Storage, and Thermal Management Systems group at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He received his PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus on nanoscale heat transfer from MIT in 2006. He holds a master’s degree in microelectromechanical systems from UCLA and a master’s degree in engineering thermophysics from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He earned his bachelor’s in thermal engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Yang’s research interests are on the fundamentals of nanoscale transport phenomena (thermal, electrical, thermoelectric, phase-change) and the applications of micro/nanotechnologies for energy conversion, storage and thermal management.
He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award, and is an associate editor of two scientific journals—Heat Transfer Research and the Journal of Heat Transfer.