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Liping Wang is an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Wang received his doctorate in mechanical engineering with a focus on nanoscale radiative heat transfer in December 2011 at Georgia Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Zhuomin Zhang. He started his academic career as an assistant professor at Arizona State University in July 2012 after a short stay in Zhang’s group as a postdoctoral fellow. Wang’s research primarily aims to selectively control thermal radiation for energy and sensing applications by fundamentally understanding and exploring novel physical mechanisms in nanoscale radiative transport with nanoengineered materials or so-called metamaterials. Besides, he has been investigating near-field thermal radiation for energy harvesting and thermal modulation applications. 

Wang is currently the director of the Nano-Engineered Thermal Radiation Lab and the lead principal investigator for ASU’s participation in the US-Australia Solar Energy Collaboration on Micro Urban Solar Integrated Concentrator project, sponsored by Australian Renewable Energy Agency. His research findings have been published in more than 40 peer-reviewed high-impact journal papers in applied physics, optics and heat transfer. He is the recipient of the 2015 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, 2011 ASME NanoEngineering Council Award for Top NanoEngineering in Energy & Sustainability Poster, and 2010 Hartnett-Irvine Best Paper Awardfrom the International Centre of Heat and Mass TransferDr. Wang has won the 2013 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award at ASU for his teaching excellence. Besides, he has been actively contributing to the professional community with service activities in organizing technical conferences and reviewing scientific manuscripts.

Education
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2011 
  • M.S. Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese  Academy of Sciences 2007
  • B.E. Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China 2004
Research Interests

Nanoscale heat transfer, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics with an emphasis on solar thermal energy harvesting using plasmonic-enhanced light trapping for photovolatics, as well as near-field enhancement and spectral control of radiation for thermophotovoltaic energy conversion. Other research interests involve electronic cooling, MEMS, and bio-sensing. 

 

Research Activity
  • Wang,Liping*. CAREER: Coherent Understanding of Magnetic Resonance in Controlling Radiative Transport from Far to Near Field. NSF-ENG-CBET(2/1/2015 - 1/31/2020).
  • Rykaczewski,Konrad*, Solanki,Kiran N., Wang,Liping. Study of Water Permeation through Hydrophobic and Durable Polysiloxane Coatings for Improving Topside Corrosion Resistance. DOD-USAFA(9/30/2014 - 9/29/2017).
  • Wang,Liping*. Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition for Ultra-Low-Energy-Use Appliances and Equipment. LAWRENCE BERKLEY NATL LAB(8/26/2013 - 7/31/2014).
  • Wang,Liping*. Recuperated Evaporative Cooler with Spiral Heat Exchanger. LAWRENCE BERKLEY NATL LAB(8/26/2013 - 7/31/2014).
  • Wang,Liping*, Bryan,Harvey John, Dai,Lenore L, Phelan,Patrick E, Wang,Robert Y.. US-Australia Solar Energy Collaboration (USASEC): Micro Urban Solar Integrated Concentrator (MUSIC). ROYAL MELBOURNE INST TECH(7/2/2013 - 7/1/2017).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 499Individualized Instruction
MAE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 587Radiation Heat Transfer
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 241Intro to Thermodynamics
MAE 499Individualized Instruction
MAE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 241Intro to Thermodynamics
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MAE 499Individualized Instruction
MAE 581Advanced Thermodynamics
MAE 598Special Topics
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 587Radiation Heat Transfer
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MAE 240Thermofluids I
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 240Thermofluids I
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 795Continuing Registration
MAE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-MEEThe ASU Experience
MAE 581Advanced Thermodynamics
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
MAE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 595Continuing Registration
MAE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 587Radiation Heat Transfer
MAE 593Applied Project
MAE 599Thesis
MAE 792Research
Honors / Awards
  • 2017       AFOSR Young Investigator (YIP) Award, ASU
  • 2016       JQSRT/Elsevier Viskanta Young Scientist Award, ASU
  • 2016       Nomination of Best Paper Award at the 5th MNHMT conferenceASU
  • 2015       NSF CAREER AwardASU
  • 2013       Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award, ASU
  • 2013       Nominee for the 2012-2013 ASASU Centennial Professor Award, ASU
  • 2012       Finalist for the institute-wide 2012 Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2012       Finalistfor 2012 CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2011       ASME NanoEngineering Council Award for Top NanoEngineering in Energy & Sustainability Poster (in Micro & Nano Technology Society-Wide Forum), IMECE
  • 2011       NSF Student Travel Grant, IMECE
  • 2010       Hartnett-Irvine Award (Best paper on heat or mass transfer), ICHMT
  • 2009- 2007    International Graduate Student Fellowship, Georgia Tech
  • 2003       Outstanding Student Scholarship (Silver Prize), USTC
  • 2001       He Duohui Academician Scholarship (1 of 3 university-wide recipients), USTC