Fan Yang

School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: 408
Phone: (201)-216-5388
Fax: We are looking for Ph.D. and M.S. students.
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Dec. 2014) 
  • Micro/Nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
  • Nonlinear heat transfer
  • Novel modeling and experimental methods for thermal transport
  • Nanostructured thermoelectrics
  • Thermal devices
  • 8/2018–present Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1/2015–7/2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Institutional Service
  • Member of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Committee (2019)
  • Member of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Affairs Committee (2018)
Professional Service

Reviewing for Journals:

    • Physical Review Letters
    • Physical Review B
    • Physical Review Applied
    • Physical Review Materials
    • Journal of Heat Transfer
    • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Nano Letters
    • Applied Physics Letters
    • Journal of Applied Physics
    • Energy Conversion and Management
    • Scientific Reports
    • RSC Advances
    • Materials Science and Engineering: B
    • Modern Physics Letters B
    • Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials
    • IEEE Sensors Journal

Reviewing for Conferences:

    • International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
    • The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm)
    • ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Professional Societies
  • ASME - member
  • MRS - member
Selected Publications
  1. M. Scimeca, F. Yang, E. Zaia, L. Chen, P. Zhao, M. Gordon, J. Forster, Y. Liu, J. Guo, J. Urban, A. Sahu. (2019). "Low-Cost, Scalable Process for Improved Power Factor in Cu2Se Thin Films at Room Temperature", 14 10.
  2. F. Yang, M.P. Gordon and J.J. Urban. (2019). "Theoretical framework of the thermal memristor via a solid-state phase change material ", Journal of Applied Physics, 125 (2), 025109.
  3. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen. (2018). "Tuning the interfacial thermal conductance via the anisotropic elastic properties of graphite", Carbon, 14 109.
  4. H. Kang, F. Yang, and J. Urban. (2018). "Solid-State thermal rectification and negative differential thermal resistance using junctions of phase transition materials", Physical Review Applied, 10 024034.
  5. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen. (2018). "Tunable anisotropic thermal conductivity and elastic properties in intercalated graphite via lithium", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 1447.
  6. S. Lee#, K. Hippalgaonkar#, F. Yang#, J. Hong#, C. Ko, J. Suh, J. Urban, X. Zhang, S. Hartnoll, C. Dames, O. Delaire, and J. Wu. (2017). "Anomalously low electronic thermal conductivity in metallic vanadium dioxide", Science, 355 371.  News Report  .
  7. S. Lee#, F. Yang#, J. Suh, S. Yang, Y. Lee, G. Li, H. Choe, A. Suslu, Y. Chen, C. Ko, J. Park, K. Liu, J. Li, K. Hippalgaonkar, J. Urban, S. Tongay, J. Wu. (2016). "Anisotropic in-plane thermal conductivity of black phosphorus nanoribbons", Nature Communications, 6 8573.  News Report  .
  8. Z. Wei, F. Yang, K. Bi, J. Yang, Y. Chen. (2016). "Thermal transport properties of all-sp2 three-dimensional graphene: anisotropy, size and pressure effects", Carbon, 113 212.
  9. A. Ruminski#, F. Yang#, E. Cho, E. Anderson, T. Johnson, J. Silber, C. Haber, and J. Urban. (2016). "Geometric analysis of enhanced thermal conductivity in epoxy composites", physica status solidi a, 113 212.
  10. F. Yang and C. Dames. (2015). "Heating frequency dependent thermal conductivity", Physical Review B, 91 165311.
  11. E. Cho, N. Coates, J. Forster, A. Ruminski, B. Russ, A. Sahu, F. Yang, J. Urban. (2015). "Engineering Synergy: Energy and Mass Transport in Hybrid Nanomaterials", Advanced Materials, 27 5744.
  12. J. Suh, K.Yu, D. Fu, X. Liu, F. Yang, J. Fan, D. Smith, Y. Zhang, J. Furdyna, C. Dames, W. Walukiewicz, and J. Wu.. (2015). "Simultaneous enhancement of electrical conductivity and thermopower in Bi2Te3 by native defects", Advanced Materials, 27 3681.
  13. F. Yang and C. Dames. (2013). "Mean free path spectra as a tool to understand thermal conductivity in bulk and nanostructures", Physical Review B, 87 035437.
  14. F. Yang, T. Ikeda, G. J. Snyder, and C. Dames. (2010). "Effective thermal conductivity of polycrystalline materials with randomly oriented superlattice grains, ", Journal of Applied Physics, 108 034310.
  • ME 354 Heat Transfer
  • ME 470 Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory