Xinwei Wang

Xinwei Wang

Professor

Education

Purdue University, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2001
University of Science and Technology of China, M.S., Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, 1996
University of Science and Technology of China, B.S., Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, 1994

Areas of Interest

  • Thermal transport in micro/nanoscale materials (thin films, coatings, nanowires, and nanotubes): novel technique development for thermal conductivity measurement, the effect of material structure on its thermophysical properties
  • Large-scale molecular dynamics exploration and prediction of the thermophysical properties of nanoscale and nanostructured materials
  • Laser-assisted imaging of coatings for their defect/structural diagnostics
  • Laser-assisted bio-imaging with applications to early stage diagnostics of skin cancers and dental deterioration
  • Parallel atomistic-macroscale hybrid modeling of physics in laser-material interaction and laser-assisted surface nanostructuring

Links

Dr. Wang is the director of the Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Science Laboratory.

Selected Publications

  • X. Feng and X. Wang, 2008, “Effects of Laser Fluence on Near-field Surface Nanostructuring,” Applied Surface Science (in press).
  • L. Zhang and X. Wang, 2007, “Dynamic Structure and Mass Penetration of Shock Wave in Picosecond Laser-Material Interaction,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (in press).
  • X. Wang, Z. Huang, T. Wang, Y. W. Tang, X. C. Zeng, 2007, “Structure and thermophysical properties of single-wall Si nanotubes,” Physica B (in press).
  • H. Xie, A. Cai, and X. Wang, 2007, “Thermal diffusivity and conductivity of multiwalled carbon nanotube arrays,” Physics Letters A, Vol. 369, pp. 120-123.
  • J. Guo, X. Wang, L. Zhang, and T. Wang, 2007, “Transient thermal characterization of micro/submicroscale polyacrylonitrile wires,” Applied Physics A, Rapid Communications, Vol. 89, pp. 153–156.
  • Z. Zhong, X. Wang, and X. Feng, 2007, “Effects of pressure and temperature on sp3 fraction in diamond-like carbon materials,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 22, pp. 2770-2775.
  • X. Feng and X. Wang, 2007, “Nanodomain Shock Wave in Near-field Laser-material Interaction,” Physics Letters A, Vol. 369, pp. 323–327.
  • J. Guo, X. Wang, and T. Wang, 2007, “Thermal characterization of microscale conductive and nonconductive wires using transient electrothermal technique,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 101, 063537.
  • T. Wang, X. Wang, J. Guo, Z. Luo, and K. Cen, 2007, “Characterization of thermal diffusivity of micro/nanoscale wires by transient photo-electro-thermal technique,” Applied Physics A, Vol. 87, pp. 599-605, Invited Paper.

Xinwei Wang

Professor

2010 Black Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Tel.  (515) 294-2085
Fax.  (515) 294-3261
xwang3@iastate.edu