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2 UNT Net Zero Research House
Dr. Yong Tao Building and Renewable Energy Energy Efficient Building Cooling Systems Ground Source Heat Pump Heat and Mass Transfer in Multiphase Media UNT Net Zero Research House (Rendering) Position PACCAR Professor of Engineering and Chairman Phone (940) Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

3 Zero-Energy House Materials and Appliances Utility
Renewable Energy (solar/wind) Distributed Generation and Storage Materials and Appliances Utility Plug-in Hybrid/E- Vehicles Building Systems Smart Sensors Geothermal Heat Pump

4 American (UNT) House, Beijing China
Visit by Secretaries Chu and Locke, July 16, ‘09

5 Z0E – Zero Energy Lab Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

6 Dr. Sheldon Q. Shi Green Building Materials
Engineering wood composites for construction applications Composite material processing, product evaluation, and qualification Environmental friendly adhesives for biocomposite building materials Building insulation materials, such as PU foam, etc. from renewable biomass resources. Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Renewable Bioproducts Structure Testing Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

7 Dr. Jiangtao Cheng Research Areas: Electrowetting Solar Cell Position
Electrowetting Solar Tracking Electrowetting Solar House Optofluidic Solar Concentrator Thermal-Fluid Sciences Micro/Nano-Fluidics Position Associate Professor Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering Phone (940) Dual-axis tracking without mechanical moving parts Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

8 Dr. Jaehyung Ju Energy Harvesting with Dielectric Elastomers
Nonlinear constitutive modeling of electro-active polymers for energy harvesting x3 x1 Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Laboratory of Advanced Tire Technology (LATT) x2 5% stretch 10% stretch 15% stretch 1000V 7.18 16.14 27.08 1200V 10.33 23.24 39.00 1500V 16.15 36.30 60.94 Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

9 Thermal Mapping (Gold Microresistor)
Dr. Mihai G. Burzo Heat transfer in microelectronics & nanostructures Nanoscale Thermography: non-invasive thermoreflectance based surface temperature mapping of active microelectronic devices at submicron and nanoscale levels Applications: Detect hot spots; diagnose performance of microelectronic devices; failure localization. Thermal Mapping (Gold Microresistor) CAMERA IMAGE Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory FET CHANNEL MOSFET Brake in Gate oxide THERMAL IMAGE Failure Localization Hot Spot Detection Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

10 Dr. Nandika D’Souza “Cradle to cradle” bioproducts Position Professor
Phone (940) Group Polymer Mechanical and Rheology Laboratory Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

11 Dr. Nandika D’Souza Polymer Composites
Explore the fundamental properties that renewable resources provide so that we can replace with no loss of function non-renewable materials Investigate nano, micro and macroscale composites with hybrid reinforcement Increased stiffness and energy absorption through controlled fiber cross-sectional and surface architecture Position Professor Phone (940) Group Polymer Mechanical and Rheology Laboratory Department of Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

12 Dr. Stevens M. Brumbley Engineering of High Biomass C4 Grasses for Production of Bioplastics Biopolymers produced by bacteria have properties similar to commercially available petrochemical based plastics. We’ve used the bacterial gene to engineer the high biomass C4 grass sugarcane so it can produce and accumulate these plastics in cells of the leaf and stalk Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Plant Metabolic Engineering Polyhydroxyalkanoates produced in sugarcane leaf cells Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

13 Dr. Michael Allen Biocomposites
Renewable, biodegradable replacements for fiberglass, building panels, car parts, etc. Understanding microbial community function during fiber processing Retting process optimization for fiber yield, properties Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , Renewable Bioproducts Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

14 Dr. Sheldon Q. Shi Natural Fiber Biocomposites
Natural fibers to replace synthetic fibers for structural components, such as natural fiber SMC, etc. Cellulosic natural fiber evalaution Bioresin synthesis from renewable bioresources, such as soybean, etc. Adhesion durability and interfacial bonding, surface energy characterization Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Renewable Bioproducts * Light weight * Low cost * Less reliance on petroleum resource * Environmental friendly Single fiber testing Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

15 Dr. Sheldon Q. Shi Cellulose Nanocomposites
Nanophase treatment of natural fiber for functional composites, such as anti static, anti radiation, anti permeation, anti microbial, de-toxication, and with enhanced or reduced thermal conductivities Cellulose nanofiber / nano whisker Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Renewable Bioproducts Anti-blood, oil permeation Anti static gloves Magnetic bio-absorbent Nanoparticle deposited on the fiber surface Cellulose nanofiber process Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

16 Dr. Nigel Shepherd Semiconductors, Electronic and Optical Thin Films: Materials and Device Physics Organic Light Emitting Diodes: Red, Blue, Green: Emissive Displays White: Solid State Lighting Flexible optoelectronic devices: flexible displays and phototherapy bandages Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Optoelectronics and Thin Films Laboratory (OFTL) Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

17 Dr. Nigel Shepherd Heterojunction solar cells
Ge, GaAs, GaP, InAs, InP Multilayer graphene HEMTs gate oxide deposition contact influence on mobility P-type ZnO for inorganic LEDs, GaN, ZnS Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Optoelectronics and Thin Films Laboratory (OFTL) Pulsed laser deposition, RF and DC sputtering, Physical vapor deposition, Atomic layer deposition Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

18 Dr. Michael Allen Biofuels
Conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels Genetic engineering of defined microbial communities Understanding bacterial responses to stress for process optimization Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , Renewable Bioproducts Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

19 Dr. W. Justin Youngblood Interfacial electron transport in hybrid polymer-oxide solar cells. Acceptor-Sensitizers mediate electron transport between p-type semiconductive polymer and n-type metal oxide semiconductors Solar cell improvement tracks with redox potential of the sensitizer. Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Organic/Molecular Semiconductors and Excitonic Solar Cells ZnO nanorods TiO2 (rutile) nanorods Enhanced current & voltage Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

20 Dr. W. Justin Youngblood Dye-sensitized solar cells using p-type NiO.
Photoinduced hole transfer from p-type Nickel Oxide (NiO) to acceptor-sensitizers based on fullerene and acenequinone compounds. New morphologies of nanostructured NiO. Polymer-oxide solar cells using n-type polymers. Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Organic/Molecular Semiconductors and Excitonic Solar Cells NiO nanowhiskers Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

21 Dr. Elias Kougianos III-V Device Physics
Efficient numerical techniques for the self-consistent solution of Schrödinger-Poisson in III-V heterostructures. Interface handling at III-V boundaries. Transverse energy effects in III-V devices. Applications to resonant tunnel diodes. Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Nano-System Design Laboratory (NSDL) Selected references: [1] Kougianos et al. “Discretization Techniques for the Efficient Solution of the Eigenvalue Problem in Heterostructures”, Wiley InterScience International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields (IJNM), Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February 2009, pp [2] Kougianos et al. “The Effect of Transverse Energy on Electronic Bound States in Heterostructure Quantum Wells”, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 10, October 2006, pp Department of Engineering Technology, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

22 Dr. Gayatri Mehta Multimedia Health Monitoring Aerospace Safety
Energy-Aware Next-Generation Portable/Wearable Computing Platforms Position Assistant Professor Phone (940) Group Power Aware Computing Multimedia Health Monitoring Aerospace Safety Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA

23 Dr. Saraju P. Mohanty Design and CAD for Low-Power High-Performance Nanoscale Digital and Analog/Mixed-Signal VLSI: Power, Leakage, and Performance Modeling of Nanoscale Digital and Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits Optimization of Nanoscale Digital and Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits VLSI Architecture for Multimedia Processing Position Associate Professor Phone (940) Group Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of North Texas | Denton, Texas, USA


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