Bo Qiu

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Heat transfer, numerical methods, thermal characterization.
  • Theories and experiments on general energy transport.
  • Thermal science and engineering with broad applications including thermoelectrics, thermal interface materials and renewable energy.

LEADERSHIP, HONORS AND AWARDS

  Session Chair & Co-Chair, ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN 2013  
  Best Poster Award, US-India Nanomaterials for Energy Symposium at Purdue University 2012  
  Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University 2012  
  Academic Co-chair of OMEGA (Official Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association) 2009  
  Best Student Presentation Award in ASME Energy Nanotechnology International Conference, 2nd place, Aug 11th-14th, Jacksonville, FL 2008  
  Ross Doctoral Fellowship, Purdue University 2008  
  Outstanding Student Scholarships, USTC 2002-2005  
  Award on the Robot-Game Contest, USTC 2003  

PUBLICATIONS        

  1. P. Marepalli, B. Qiu, X. Ruan, J. Murthy, "Quantifying Uncertainty in Multiscale Heat Conduction Calculations" J. Heat. Trans., in press.
  2. Y. Wang, A. Vallabhaneni, B. Qiu and X. Ruan, "Two-Dimensional Thermal Transport in Graphene: A Review of Numerical Modeling Studies" Nanosc. Microsc. Therm., accepted.
  3. Y. Wang, A. Vallabhaneni, J. Hu, B. Qiu, Y. Chen and X. Ruan, "Phonon Lateral Confinement Enables Thermal Rectification in Asymmetric Single-Material Nanostructures" Nano Lett., 14, 592 (2014).
  4. Yaguo Wang, Bo Qiu, Alan McGaughey, Xiulin Ruan and Xianfan Xu, "Mode-Wise Thermal Conductivity of Bismuth Telluride", J. Heat Trans., 135, 091102 (2013).
  5. Ajit K Vallabhaneni, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, Yong P. Chen, Ajit K. Roy and Xiulin Ruan, "Interfacial Thermal Conductance Limit and Thermal Rectification across Vertical Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Nanoribbon -Silicon Interfaces", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 064311 (2013).
  6. C. Muratore, V. Varshney , J.J. Gengler , J.J. Hu , J.E. Bultman, T.M. Smith, P.J. Shamberger, B. Qiu , X.L. Ruan , A.K. Roy, and A.A. Voevodin, "Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides", Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 081604 (2013).
  7. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Reduction of spectral phonon relaxation times from suspended to supported graphene", Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 193101 (2012). (Also selected for the May 21, 2012 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.)
  8. Bo Qiu, Hua Bao, Genqiang Zhang, Yue Wu and Xiulin Ruan, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Lattice Thermal Conductivity and Spectral Phonon Mean Free Path of PbTe: Bulk and Nanostructures", Comput. Mater. Sci., 53, 278 (2012).
  9. Bo Qiu, Yan Wang, Qing Zhao and Xiulin Ruan, "The effects of diameter and chirality in the thermal transport in free-standing and supported carbon-nanotubes", Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 233105 (2012). (Also selected for the June 18, 2012 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.)
  10. Yan Wang, Bo Qiu, and Xiulin Ruan, "Edge effect on thermal transport in graphene nanoribbons: a phonon localization mechanism beyond edge roughness scattering", Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 013101 (2012).
  11. Hua Bao, Bo Qiu, Yu Zhang and Xiulin Ruan, "A first-principles molecular dynamics approach for predicting optical phonon lifetimes and far-infrared reflectance of polar materials", J. Quant. Spectrosc. Ra, 113, 1683 (2012).
  12. Bo Qiu , Lin Sun and Xiulin Ruan, "Lattice thermal conductivity reduction in Bi2Te3 quantum wires with smooth and rough surfaces: A molecular dynamics study", Phys. Rev. B 83, 035312 (2011).
  13. Gautam G. Yadav, Genqiang Zhang, Bo Qiu, Joseph A. Susoreny, Xiulin Ruan, Yue Wu, "Self-Templated Synthesis and Thermal Conductivity Investigation for Ultrathin Perovskite Oxide Nanowires", Nanoscale, 3, 4078 (2011).
  14. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Thermal conductivity prediction and analysis of few-quintuple Bi2Te3 thin films: A molecular dynamics study", Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 183107 (2010).
  15. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Molecular dynamics simulations of the thermal conductivity of bismuth telluride using two-body interatomic potentials", Phys. Rev. B 80, 165203 (2009)

TALKS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Bo Qiu, Zhiting Tian, Gang Chen, "Theoretical Investigation of Coherent Phonon Transport in Superlattices", MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 2013
  2. Bo Qiu, Zhiting Tian, Jivtech Garg, Keivan Esfarjani and G. Chen "Role of periodicity in the coherent phonon transport", ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jul. 2013
  3. Bo Qiu, Zhiting Tian, Ajit Vallabhaneni, Bolin Liao, Jonathan M. Mendoza, Xiulin Ruan and Gang Chen, "First-principles calculation of the thermoelectric properties of silicon", MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2013
  4. Prabhakar Marepalli, Bo Qiu, Xiulin Ruan and Jayathi Murthy, "Uncertainty Quantification in Microscale Heat Conduction", ASME IMECE 2012, Houston, Texas, Nov 2012.
  5. Bo Qiu, Hua Bao, Genqiang Zhang, Yue Wu and Xiulin Ruan, "Molecular dynamics simulations of lattice thermal conductivity and spectral phonon mean free path of PbTe: Bulk and nanostructures", ASME SHTC 2012, Puerto Rico, USA, July 2012.
  6. Bo Qiu, Yan Wang, Qing Zhao and Xiulin Ruan, "The effects of diameter and chirality in the thermal transport in free-standing and supported carbon-nanotubes", ASME MNHMT 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012.
  7. Bo Qiu, Yan Wang and Xiulin Ruan, "Linear and Nonlinear Thermal Transport in Graphene: Molecular Dynamics Simulations", 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, April 2011. MRS Proceedings 2011 1347 : mrss11-1347-bb10-08. INVITED
  8. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Phonon thermal conductivity and its spectral decomposition for suspended and supported graphene", ASME IMECE 2011, Denver, Colorado, Nov 2011.
  9. Hua Bao, Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Far infrared spectra of ionic materials from first principles simulations", ASME IMECE 2011, Denver, Colorado, Nov 2011.
  10. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Predicting thermal transport in Bi2Te3: from bulk to nanostructures", 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, April 2011
  11. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Thermal transport in few-quintuple Bi2Te3 thin films and nanoribbons", ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2011
  12. Yan Wang, Bo Qiu, Jiuning Hu, and Xiulin Ruan, "Necessary conditions for thermal rectification and negative differential thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons", 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit , San Francisco, April 2011
  13. Bo Qiu , Lin Sun and Xiulin Ruan, "Molecular dynamics simulations of thermal conductivity of Bi2Te3 nanowires", ASME IMECE 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nov. 2009
  14. Bo Qiu and Xiulin Ruan, "Molecular dynamics simulations of the thermal conductivity of bismuth telluride using two-body interatomic potentials", ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, CA, summer 2009
  15. Bo Qiu, Hua Bao and Xiulin Ruan, "Multiscale-simulations of thermoelectric properties of PbTe", ASME Energy Nanotechnology International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, summer 2008

INVOLVEMENT IN PROPOSAL EDITING

  1. Xiulin Ruan, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, "Atomistic scale and predictive simulations of thermal transport in CNT-metal interfaces and networks", funded.
  2. Xiulin Ruan, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: First Principles Enabled Prediction of Thermal Conductivity and Radiative Properties of Solids", funded.

COURSE WORK

  • ME 505              Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 509              Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • PHYS 515          Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • ME 697              Computational Methods for Nanoscale Energy
  • ME 597              Microscale Heat Transfer Course
  • ME 608              Numerical Methods for Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer
  • ME 614              Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • PHYS 545          Solid State Physics
  • PHYS 645          Electron Theory of Solids I
  • ECE 606             Solid State Devices
  • PHYS 630          Advanced Theory of Electromagnetics
  • PHYS 660          Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 661          Quantum Mechanics II
  • ECE 563             Programming Parallel Machines
  • PHYS 600          Methods for Theoretical Physics I
  • PHYS 601          Methods for Theoretical Physics II
  • MA 527              Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I
  • PHYS 670          Advanced Physics Laboratory

Last updated: November 27th, 2013