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Renkun Chen

Research Interests


  • Thermal energy transport, conversion, storage, and management across different length scales
  • Developing nanostructured materials and devices for thermal to electrical energy conversion
  • Studying fundamental transport physics of charge and heat carriers (electrons, phonons and photons) at micro and nano scale
  • Developing materials and systems for aplications in solar-thermal energy conversion, thermal energy storage, and thermal management 

Biography

Prof. Renkun Chen joined the UCSD faculty in November 2009. Chen received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the UC, Berkeley, where his research in Prof. Arun Majumdar group (now at Stanford) was focused on nanoscale thermal energy conversion. Subsequently, Chen continued working as a post-doctoral fellow at Berkeley, where he investigated nanoscale phonon transport physics .

Publications

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Research Group

Postdoctoral Researcher:

Name: Dr. Chulmin Choi (Edward)

E-mail: cnchoi@ucsd.edu

 

Graduate Students:

 

Name: Chin-Hung Isaac Liu

E-mail: chl261@ucsd.edu

 

Name: Chad Dong Won Chun

E-mail: dochun@ucsd.edu 

 

Name: Elizabeth Caldwell

E-mail: ebcaldwe@eng.ucsd.edu

 

Name: Paul Duyoung Choi

E-mail: dychoi@ucsd.edu

 

Name: Young-Jin Kim

E-mail: yjk019@ucsd.edu

 

Name: Calvin Garder

E-mail: calvinjgardner@gmail.com

 

Name: Justin Taekyoung Kim

E-mail: tkkim@ucsd.edu

Renkun Chen

Chen

Assistant Professor

Phone: 858-822-7980

rec001@ucsd.edu

Website: Chen

Office: EBU II 261

 

UC, San Diego
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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