Jiangtao Cheng

Associate Professor

(540) 231-4164
429 Goodwin Hall – 0238
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
chengjt@vt.edu

Education

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

429 Goodwin Hall – 0238 Marker-48

LEARN MORE ABOUT JIANGTAO

  • Research

    • 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

  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Physical Society (APS)
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Publications

  • Professional History

    • 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

  • Awards and Honors

    • 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

    Awards in Outreach

    • 2015, Best Fair Award, Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    • 2014, Semifinalist, Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
    • 2014, SPIE Honorable Mention, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
    • 2014, Best Fair Award, Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

  • Professional Leadership


    November 2016–present, Editor, The Scientific Pages of Nanotechnology
    September 2016–present, Editor, International Robotics & Automation Journal

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