Congratulations to Lenan Zhang for successfully defending his PhD
May 2, 2022

Congratulations to Lenan Zhang for successfully defending his PhD on understanding heat transport at interfaces for thermal management of electronics

Lenan’s thesis performed a systematic study on the on the thermal expansion and thermal transport of the van der Waals (vdW) bonded 2D interfaces, and developed highly efficient thermal management solutions based on two-phase cooling. This thesis provides a holistic understanding for the fundamental thermal properties of 2D materials and interfaces, which are critical to address the thermal crisis of 2D electronics. The combined simulation, experimental, and design approaches developed in this thesis can serve as a guideline for the next-generation 2D electronics with unprecedented reliability and performance.