Ronggui Yang
Professor • Materials, Micro/Nanoscale, Thermo Fluid Sciences

Office Location: ECME 279 
Lab Location: ECME 165

Research Interests

Micro/nano​scale and ultrafast energy transport, nanotechnology for energy conversion

Dr. Ronggui Yang is the Sanders Faculty Fellow in Engineering and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering directing the Nano-enabled Energy Conversion, Storage, and Thermal Management Systems group (NEXT). His research interests are on modeling and characterization of electrical, thermal, and thermoelectric transport properties of nanostructured materials, synthesis of novel nanostructures, and applications of nanostructured materials in energy conversion, storage, and thermal management.

Select Publications and Accomplishments

  • Yujie Wei, Jiangtao Wu, Hanqing Yin, Xinghua Shi, Ronggui Yang, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, The Nature of Strength Enhancement and Weakening by Pentagon-Heptagon Defects in Graphene, Nature Materials, (Published online on July 1, 2012)
  •, 2012
  • Wei Wang, Miao Tian, Aziz Abdulagatov, Steven George, Yung-Cheng Lee and Ronggui Yang, Three-Dimensional Ni/TiO2 Nanowire Network for High Areal-Capacity Lithium-Ion Microbattery Applications, Nano Letters, Vol. 12, pp 655–660, 2012
  • Jun Zhou, Ronggui Yang, Gang Chen and Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Optimal Bandwidth for High Efficiency Thermoelectrics, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107, Art # 226601, 2011.