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Jiangtao Cheng

Associate Professor
429 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
MC: 0238

Thrust Area Specialty: EES: Energey Engineering & Science


Optofluidic Solar Concentrators based on electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD)-driven liquid prisms
Near-field characterization of micro\nano-scale fluid flow
Dropwise condensation on lotus-leaf-like superhydrophobic surfaces
Thin film evaporation in superhydrophobic-superhydrophilic hybrid micro\nano-textures
Liquid-based intelligent high-frequency components
Self assembly of nanoparticles and nanophotonics
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Optofluidics and Electrofluidics
Sustainable Energy and Renewable Energy
Thermal-Fluid Sciences
Heat Transfer, Thermal Management and Microelectronics Cooling
Surface Plasmon Resonance and Terahertz Technology

2015–Present, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
2011–2015, University of North Texas, Associate Professor
2007–2011, Teledyne Scientific Company, Research Scientist-III
2006–2007, Pennsylvania State University, Research Associate
2004–2006, University of California, Irvine, Postgraduate Researcher
2002–2004, Texas A&M University, Postdoctoral Research Associate
1991–1994, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Research Associate

2019, Faculty Fellow of College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
2016, Best Poster Award, NSF Student Competition, ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
2016, Junior Faculty Award, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech
2016, Best Paper Award, The 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2014, Best Paper Award, The 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
2010, ARPA-E Research Highlights, U.S. Department of Energy
2003, Outstanding Paper Award, Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union
1997, Science and Technology Advancement Award, China Ministry of Nuclear Industry

Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University, 2002
M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2002
B.S., Applied Physics, Peking University, China, 1991