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Baowen LI
Director, Centre for Phononics and Thermal Energy Science, Tongji       University
Office: Room 418, the First Experimental Building, South Campus of Tongji University
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ResearcherID: G-3003-2011


The National 1,000 Professor (2012), APS Fellow (2013), 2014/2015 Russell Severance Springer Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley. Recipient of 2005 OCPA Asia Achievement Award, 2005 National Science Award, Singapore. More than 250 publications including 29 in Phys. Rev. Lett and 1 in Rev. Mod. Phys. H-index is 51 with citations about 9,000. Has given more than 180 Plenary, keynote, invited, and colloquium talks. Has supervised more than 23 Ph. D students, and 30 Postdocs.


Has done systematic and thorough research on phonon/heat transport in micro and nanoscale. Has conceptualized the thermal/phonon diode, thermal/phonon transistor, thermal/phonon logic gates, and thermal/phonon memory, which laid the foundation for an emerging field – phononics.


His research includes but not limited to: phononics, thermal metamaterials, thermoelectric materials, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, classical and quantum chaos, complex networks and the application in biology, finance, and economy, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, sound waves scattering and propagation in random and turbulent media, inverse scattering problem etc.


Selected Publications


  • Sha Liu, Peter Hanggi, Nianbei Li, Jie Ren and  Baowen Li,  Anomalous heat diffusion,  Physical Review Letters,    112,  040601 (2014)

  • Nianbei Li,Jie Ren, Lei Wang, Gang Zhang, Peter Hanggi and  Baowen Li,  Colloquium: Phononics: Manipulating heat flow with electronic analogs and beyond,  Reviews of Modern Physics,  84,  1045.   (2012) (review)


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